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Kristiansand vs Minneapolis, Minnesota Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kristiansand, Norway and Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa is approximately 6,472 km or 4,022 mi.
  • To reach Kristiansand in this distance one would set out from Minneapolis, Minnesota bearing 37.5° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Kristiansand bearing 125.1° or SE .
  • Kristiansand has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Minneapolis, Minnesota has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Kristiansand is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome whereas Minneapolis, Minnesota is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 0 °C (0°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.8 °C (28.4°F) less in Kristiansand. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 681.6 mm (26.8 in) more which is equivalent to 681.6 l/m² (16.73 US gal/ft²) or 6,816,000 l/ha (728,676 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • There are 714 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Kristiansand. In whichever way circa 1h 57' less per day or about 5/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 13.2° lower in Kristiansand than in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Relative humidity levels are 17.1% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.5°C (6.3°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +1 (+2) -4 (-6) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -6 (-10) -4 (-7) +1 (+2) +8 (+14) -2 (-3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +9 (+17) +6 (+11) +2 (+4) -2 (-4) -4 (-8) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) +3 (+5) +9 (+16) 0 (0)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +11 (+20) +8 (+14) +3 (+6) 0 (-1) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -5 (-10) -5 (-8) -2 (-4) +1 (+2) +5 (+9) +10 (+18) +1 (+3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +104 (+4) +78 (+3) +13 (+1) +12 (+0) -28 (-1) -28 (-1) +14 (+1) +51 (+2) +87 (+3) +97 (+4) +137 (+5) +146 (+6) +682 (+27)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +11 (+35) +9 (+32) +2 (+6) +4 (+13) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0) +4 (+13) +5 (+16) +9 (+30) +10 (+32) +12 (+40) +13 (+42)   +78 (+21)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 32' -2h 49' -1h 58' -1h 00' -0h 19' +0h 04' -1h 42' -1h 56' -2h 32' -3h 27' -2h 30' -2h 44'   -1h 57'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 05' -1h 11' -0h 12' +0h 48' +1h 47' +2h 25' +2h 07' +1h 11' +0h 10' -0h 50' -1h 49' -2h 25'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -13.3 -13.4 -13.4 -13.3 -13.3 -13.3 -13.2 -13.2 -13.1 -13.2 -13.2 -13.2   -13.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +10 +11 +13 +20 +16 +14 +19 +22 +25 +27 +16 +12   +17.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +10.4 (+19) +7.8 (+14) +4.1 (+7) +2.4 (+4) +0 (+0) -2.3 (-4) -1.5 (-3) -0.4 (-1) +2 (+4) +4.4 (+8) +5.1 (+9) +10.3 (+19) +3.5 (+6)

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