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Kristiansand vs Chicago, Illinois Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kristiansand, Norway and Chicago, Illinois, Usa is approximately 6,473 km or 4,022 mi.
  • To reach Kristiansand in this distance one would set out from Chicago, Illinois bearing 38.1° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Kristiansand bearing 119.2° or ESE .
  • Kristiansand has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Chicago, Illinois has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Kristiansand is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome whereas Chicago, Illinois is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 3.4 °C (6.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9 °C (16.2°F) less in Kristiansand. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 558 mm (22 in) more which is equivalent to 558 l/m² (13.69 US gal/ft²) or 5,580,000 l/ha (596,539 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/3 as much.
  • There are 770 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Kristiansand. In whichever way circa 2h 06' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16.3° lower in Kristiansand than in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Relative humidity levels are 17.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.4°C (0.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Kristiansand relative to Chicago, Illinois. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Chicago, Illinois vs Kristiansand.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (0) +0 (0) -1 (-2) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -2 (-4) +2 (+4) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) -1 (-1) -4 (-6) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -5 (-8) -1 (-1) +3 (+5) -3 (-6)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) 0 (0) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) -3 (-5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +81 (+3) +59 (+2) -8 (0) -4 (0) -37 (-1) -28 (-1) +18 (+1) +63 (+2) +87 (+3) +82 (+3) +120 (+5) +125 (+5) +558 (+22)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +9 (+29) +6 (+21) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) -3 ( -10) +1 (+3) +5 (+16) +6 (+19) +10 (+33) +10 (+32) +10 (+33) +11 (+35)   +66 (+18)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 13' -1h 50' -2h 17' -0h 38' -0h 56' -0h 54' -1h 42' -2h 19' -3h 06' -3h 48' -2h 50' -2h 38'   -2h 06'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 24' -1h 23' -0h 14' +0h 56' +2h 04' +2h 47' +2h 27' +1h 23' +0h 12' -0h 58' -2h 06' -2h 47'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -16.4 -16.5 -16.5 -16.4 -16.4 -16.4 -16.3 -16.3 -16.2 -16.3 -16.3 -16.3   -16.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +12 +12 +14 +17 +11 +12 +18 +21 +26 +27 +21 +16   +17.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +2.8 (+5) +2.4 (+4) +2 (+4) +0.4 (+1) -2.6 (-5) -3.7 (-7) -3.1 (-6) -2.6 (-5) -0.7 (-1) +1.4 (+3) +3.2 (+6) +4.8 (+9) +0.4 (+1)

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