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Sodankyla, Lapland vs Irkutsk Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Sodankyla, Lapland, Finland and Irkutsk, Russia is approximately 4,306 km or 2,676 mi.
  • To reach Sodankyla, Lapland in this distance one would set out from Irkutsk bearing 323.1° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Sodankyla, Lapland bearing 252.9° or WSW .
  • Sodankyla, Lapland has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Irkutsk has a boreal subarctic climate with dry winters (Dwc).
  • Both are in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 1.1 °C (1.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.1 °C (12.8°F) less in Sodankyla, Lapland. The continentality subtype is truly continental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 33.8 mm (1.3 in) more which is equivalent to 33.8 l/m² (0.83 US gal/ft²) or 338,000 l/ha (36,134 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • There are 487.5 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Sodankyla, Lapland. In whichever way circa 1h 20' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 15° lower in Sodankyla, Lapland than in Irkutsk.
  • Relative humidity levels are 7.9% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.3°C (0.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Sodankyla, Lapland relative to Irkutsk. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Irkutsk vs Sodankyla, Lapland.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +2 (+4) -1 (-2) -4 (-7) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) +2 (+4) +8 (+14) -2 (-3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +3 (+6) -1 (-2) -4 (-6) -4 (-8) -3 (-6) -3 (-6) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +2 (+4) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +7 (+13) +10 (+18) +2 (+4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +19 (+1) +18 (+1) +12 (+0) +5 (+0) +2 (+0) -6 (0) -55 (-2) -20 (-1) +5 (+0) +21 (+1) +21 (+1) +12 (+0) +34 (+1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +6 (+19) +8 (+28) +6 (+19) +8 (+27) +3 (+10) +3 (+10) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) +5 (+17) +8 (+26) +7 (+23) +4 (+13)   +60 (+17)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 30' -2h 58' -2h 21' -0h 52' -0h 34' +1h 08' +1h 27' -0h 46' -2h 38' -2h 25' -2h 00' -1h 35'   -1h 20'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 19' -2h 18' -0h 22' +1h 30' +3h 57' +7h 17' +5h 32' +2h 19' +0h 19' -1h 33' -4h 02' -7h 19'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -14.8 -14.9 -15 -15 -15 -15.1 -15.1 -15.2 -15.2 -15.1 -14.9 -14.8   -15
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +7 +15 +11 +13 +13 +1 -2 +2 +7 +14 +10 +4   +7.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +4.5 (+8) +5 (+9) +0.6 (+1) -0.9 (-2) -1.2 (-2) -3 (-5) -3.7 (-7) -3.4 (-6) -1.5 (-3) +1.1 (+2) +2.3 (+4) +3.3 (+6) +0.3 (+1)

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