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Kristiansand vs Messina, Sicily Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kristiansand, Norway and Messina, Sicily, Italy is approximately 2,287 km or 1,421 mi.
  • To reach Kristiansand in this distance one would set out from Messina, Sicily bearing 348.6° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Kristiansand bearing 342.9° or NNW .
  • Kristiansand has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Messina, Sicily has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • Kristiansand is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome whereas Messina, Sicily is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 11.5 °C (20.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4 °C (7.2°F) more in Kristiansand. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 569.5 mm (22.4 in) more which is equivalent to 569.5 l/m² (13.98 US gal/ft²) or 5,695,000 l/ha (608,833 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/3 as much.
  • There are 653 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Kristiansand. In whichever way circa 1h 46' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 19.9° lower in Kristiansand than in Messina, Sicily.
  • Relative humidity levels are 7.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 9.5°C (17.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-24) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -8 (-15) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -12 (-21) -11 (-19)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-25) -14 (-25) -12 (-21) -9 (-17) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -13 (-23) -13 (-23) -11 (-21)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -15 (-27) -15 (-26) -13 (-23) -11 (-19) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -11 (-20) -13 (-23) -13 (-24) -12 (-22) -13 (-23) -13 (-24) -12 (-22)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +15 (+1) +2 (+0) -22 (-1) +13 (+1) +26 (+1) +61 (+2) +85 (+3) +119 (+5) +101 (+4) +44 (+2) +70 (+3) +56 (+2) +570 (+22)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +5 (+16) +7 (+25) +2 (+6) +5 (+17) +6 (+19) +9 (+30) +12 (+39) +13 (+42) +12 (+40) +9 (+29) +10 (+33) +7 (+23)   +97 (+27)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 48' -1h 16' -1h 07' -1h 04' -0h 00' -0h 00' -2h 25' -2h 56' -2h 50' -2h 52' -2h 52' -2h 11'   -1h 46'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 44' -1h 35' -0h 16' +1h 04' +2h 22' +3h 09' +2h 47' +1h 35' +0h 14' -1h 06' -2h 24' -3h 09'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -19.9 -19.9 -20 -19.9 -19.9 -19.9 -19.9 -20 -19.9 -19.9 -19.9 -19.9   -19.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +9 +8 +6 +3 -1 +4 +8 +10 +11 +11 +10 +11   +7.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -11.9 (-21) -11.4 (-21) -10 (-18) -8.4 (-15) -8.6 (-15) -7.8 (-14) -7.5 (-14) -8.5 (-15) -9.4 (-17) -9.6 (-17) -10.6 (-19) -10.1 (-18) -9.5 (-17)

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