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Van vs Raufarhöfn Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Van, Turkey and Raufarhöfn, Iceland is approximately 4,794 km or 2,979 mi.
  • To reach Van in this distance one would set out from Raufarhöfn bearing 99.9° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Van bearing 149.8° or SSE .
  • Van has a warm, dry summer continental/ hemiboreal climate (Dsb) whereas Raufarhöfn has a tundra climate (ET).
  • Van is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Raufarhöfn is in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome.
  • The mean temperature is 6.7 °C (12°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.9 °C (28.6°F) more in Van. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 346.8 mm (13.7 in) less which is equivalent to 346.8 l/m² (8.51 US gal/ft²) or 3,468,000 l/ha (370,752 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • There are 1653 more hours of sunlight per year in Van. In whichever way circa 4h 31' more per day or about 2 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 27.8° higher in Van than in Raufarhöfn.
  • Relative humidity levels are 22.2% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.6°C (2.9°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Van relative to Raufarhöfn. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Raufarhöfn vs Van.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (+0) 1 (+2) +4 (+8) +10 (+17) +12 (+22) +14 (+26) +17 (+30) +18 (+32) +15 (+27) +11 (+20) +7 (+13) +3 (+6) +9 (+17)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) +3 (+6) +8 (+14) +10 (+18) +11 (+20) +14 (+25) +13 (+24) +12 (+21) +8 (+14) +5 (+8) +1 (+2) +7 (+12)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) +1 (+2) +4 (+8) +6 (+10) +6 (+11) +8 (+14) +9 (+16) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +2 (+3) -1 (-1) +3 (+6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -41 (-2) -23 (-1) -24 (-1) +8 (+0) +22 (+1) -18 (-1) -44 (-2) -51 (-2) -59 (-2) -38 (-1) -38 (-1) -42 (-2) -347 (-14)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -8 ( -26) -8 ( -28) -6 ( -19) -5 ( -17) -4 ( -13) -7 ( -23) -12 ( -39) -15 ( -48) -15 ( -50) -11 ( -35) -9 ( -30) -12 ( -39)   -112 ( -31)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +3h 48' +3h 47' +2h 11' +3h 28' +4h 05' +5h 24' +6h 42' +7h 00' +5h 00' +4h 00' +4h 30' +4h 17'   +4h 31'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +5h 58' +3h 01' +0h 30' -1h 59' -4h 50' -7h 50' -6h 08' -3h 02' -0h 26' +2h 04' +4h 55' +7h 50'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +27.7 +27.8 +27.9 +27.9 +27.9 +28 +27.9 +28 +28 +27.9 +27.7 +27.5   +27.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -6 -5.6 -5.4 -10.9 -23.7 -34.6 -43.2 -47.4 -44 -24.5 -12.2 -9.2   -22.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -2.9 (-5) -2.3 (-4) +2.3 (+4) +4.9 (+9) +4.7 (+8) +3.2 (+6) +3.2 (+6) +1.2 (+2) +0.9 (+2) +2.5 (+5) +2.1 (+4) -0.3 (-1) +1.6 (+3)

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