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Kristiansand vs Shirakawa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kristiansand, Norway and Shirakawa, Japan is approximately 8,528 km or 5,299 mi.
  • To reach Kristiansand in this distance one would set out from Shirakawa bearing 336.3° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Kristiansand bearing 217.3° or SW .
  • Kristiansand has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Shirakawa has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Both are in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 4 °C (7.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5 °C (9°F) less in Kristiansand. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 103.4 mm (4.1 in) more which is equivalent to 103.4 l/m² (2.54 US gal/ft²) or 1,034,000 l/ha (110,541 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 21° lower in Kristiansand than in Shirakawa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.5°C (6.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -5 (-10) -6 (-10) -4 (-7) -5 (-10) -8 (-15) -7 (-13) -7 (-12) -7 (-12) -3 (-6) -5 (-9)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -4 (-7) -4 (-8) -4 (-8) -5 (-10) -8 (-14) -7 (-12) -5 (-8) -4 (-7) -1 (-3) -4 (-7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -5 (-10) -7 (-12) -9 (-16) -7 (-13) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) +0 (+0) -3 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +99 (+4) +57 (+2) -6 (0) -26 (-1) -55 (-2) -103 (-4) -59 (-2) -58 (-2) -35 (-1) +37 (+1) +113 (+4) +140 (+5) +103 (+4)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 49' -1h 38' -0h 17' +1h 06' +2h 26' +3h 15' +2h 52' +1h 38' +0h 14' -1h 09' -2h 28' -3h 16'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -20.9 -20.9 -20.9 -20.9 -20.9 -21 -21 -21.1 -21.1 -21.1 -21 -21   -21
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +14 +12 +10 +6 -4 -12 -13 -6 -3 +4 +10 +15   +2.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +0.4 (+1) +0.3 (+1) +0.1 (+0) -2.4 (-4) -5.1 (-9) -6.6 (-12) -7.9 (-14) -8.8 (-16) -7.3 (-13) -3.9 (-7) -2 (-4) +1.1 (+2) -3.5 (-6)

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