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Sodankyla, Lapland vs Moscow Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Sodankyla, Lapland, Finland and Moscow, Russia is approximately 1,403 km or 872 mi.
  • To reach Sodankyla, Lapland in this distance one would set out from Moscow bearing 340.4° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Sodankyla, Lapland bearing 330.7° or NNW .
  • Sodankyla, Lapland has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Moscow has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • Sodankyla, Lapland is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Moscow is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 6 °C (10.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.7 °C (3.1°F) more in Sodankyla, Lapland. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 188.2 mm (7.4 in) less which is equivalent to 188.2 l/m² (4.62 US gal/ft²) or 1,882,000 l/ha (201,198 US gal/ac) less. About 5/7 as much.
  • There are 132.5 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Sodankyla, Lapland. In whichever way circa 0h 21' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11.4° lower in Sodankyla, Lapland than in Moscow.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.1°C (9.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -6 (-11) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) -4 (-8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-10) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -8 (-14) -8 (-15) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -5 (-10) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -6 (-11)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -5 (-9)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -11 (0) -10 (0) -9 (0) -20 (-1) -16 (-1) -19 (-1) -29 (-1) -14 (-1) -10 (0) -8 (0) -19 (-1) -25 (-1) -188 (-7)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +8 (+26) +8 (+28) +6 (+19) +6 (+20) +4 (+13) +6 (+20) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) +8 (+27) +6 (+19) +9 (+30) +10 (+32)   +78 (+21)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 40' -0h 29' +0h 23' +0h 34' -1h 05' +0h 24' +0h 36' -0h 58' -1h 46' -0h 19' -0h 20' -0h 39'   -0h 21'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 42' -1h 57' -0h 19' +1h 16' +3h 25' +6h 33' +4h 54' +1h 58' +0h 16' -1h 19' -3h 30' -6h 35'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -11.3 -11.4 -11.5 -11.5 -11.5 -11.5 -11.5 -11.6 -11.5 -11.5 -11.3 -11.2   -11.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +2 +7 +2 +1 +5 +1 +3 +6 +6 +7 +5 +3   +4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -5.5 (-10) -4.9 (-9) -5.9 (-11) -7 (-13) -6.7 (-12) -4.5 (-8) -3.3 (-6) -3.9 (-7) -3.9 (-7) -3.9 (-7) -5.5 (-10) -6.6 (-12) -5.1 (-9)

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