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Kristiansand vs Otaru Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kristiansand, Norway and Otaru, Japan is approximately 7,939 km or 4,934 mi.
  • To reach Kristiansand in this distance one would set out from Otaru bearing 336° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Kristiansand bearing 214.2° or SW .
  • Kristiansand has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Otaru has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • Both are in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 1.2 °C (2.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.7 °C (12.1°F) less in Kristiansand. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 175.3 mm (6.9 in) more which is equivalent to 175.3 l/m² (4.3 US gal/ft²) or 1,753,000 l/ha (187,407 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 14.9° lower in Kristiansand than in Otaru.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.5°C (0.8°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -4 (-8) -2 (-3) +2 (+4) -1 (-2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -3 (-6) -6 (-11) -5 (-10) -3 (-6) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +1 (+3) +1 (+2) 0 (-1) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -7 (-13) -6 (-10) -2 (-4) 0 (0) +2 (+3) -1 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -4 (0) -1 (0) -19 (-1) +12 (+0) 0 (0) +17 (+1) +29 (+1) +18 (+1) +23 (+1) +12 (+0) +44 (+2) +45 (+2) +175 (+7)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 16' -1h 18' -0h 13' +0h 52' +1h 57' +2h 37' +2h 18' +1h 18' +0h 11' -0h 54' -1h 59' -2h 38'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -14.9 -14.8 -14.9 -14.8 -14.9 -15 -15 -15.1 -15.1 -15.1 -15 -14.9   -14.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +10 +8 +7 +6 -4 -10 -10 -3 +7 +14 +15 +14   +4.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +3.1 (+6) +3.1 (+6) +2.2 (+4) +1 (+2) -1.8 (-3) -3.5 (-6) -5.1 (-9) -6.4 (-12) -3.7 (-7) -0.3 (-1) +1.8 (+3) +4 (+7) -0.5 (-1)

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