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Kristiansand vs Detroit, Michigan Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kristiansand, Norway and Detroit, Michigan, Usa is approximately 6,205 km or 3,856 mi.
  • To reach Kristiansand in this distance one would set out from Detroit, Michigan bearing 39.6° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Kristiansand bearing 116.5° or ESE .
  • Kristiansand has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Detroit, Michigan has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Kristiansand is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome whereas Detroit, Michigan is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 2.1 °C (3.8°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 572.5 mm (22.5 in) more which is equivalent to 572.5 l/m² (14.05 US gal/ft²) or 5,725,000 l/ha (612,040 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/3 as much.
  • There are 543 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Kristiansand. In whichever way circa 1h 28' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 15.9° lower in Kristiansand than in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Relative humidity levels are 17.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.6°C (2.9°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) -2 (-3) -4 (-8) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -5 (-10) -3 (-5) +2 (+4) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+6) +2 (+4) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -6 (-10) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -5 (-10) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) +3 (+6) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +1 (+1) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -5 (-8) -4 (-8) -4 (-8) -3 (-6) +0 (+0) +1 (+2) +4 (+7) -1 (-1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +83 (+3) +56 (+2) -3 (0) -2 (0) -16 (-1) -17 (-1) +23 (+1) +56 (+2) +83 (+3) +100 (+4) +108 (+4) +101 (+4) +573 (+23)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +6 (+19) +4 (+14) -1 ( -3) +1 (+3) -2 ( -6) +1 (+3) +6 (+19) +7 (+23) +9 (+30) +9 (+29) +9 (+30) +8 (+26)   +57 (+16)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 00' -1h 01' -1h 09' -0h 30' -0h 29' -0h 28' -0h 54' -2h 30' -2h 50' -3h 19' -1h 42' -1h 52'   -1h 28'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 22' -1h 21' -0h 14' +0h 55' +2h 02' +2h 44' +2h 24' +1h 21' +0h 12' -0h 57' -2h 04' -2h 44'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -15.9 -16 -16.1 -16 -15.9 -15.9 -15.8 -15.8 -15.8 -15.8 -15.8 -15.9   -15.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +10 +11 +13 +18 +14 +15 +20 +23 +25 +26 +18 +14   +17.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +4.5 (+8) +3.9 (+7) +1.7 (+3) +1.5 (+3) -0.6 (-1) -1.8 (-3) -0.6 (-1) -0.1 (0) +0.6 (+1) +2.9 (+5) +2.1 (+4) +5 (+9) +1.6 (+3)

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