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Kuusamo vs Sodankyla, Lapland Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kuusamo, Finland and Sodankyla, Lapland, Finland is approximately 192 km or 119 mi.
  • To reach Kuusamo in this distance one would set out from Sodankyla, Lapland bearing 143° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Kuusamo bearing 145.4° or SE .
  • Both have a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc).
  • Kuusamo is in or near the boreal wet forest biome whereas Sodankyla, Lapland is in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 0.4 °C (0.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.8 °C (1.4°F) less in Kuusamo. The continentality subtype is truly continental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 70 mm (2.8 in) more which is equivalent to 70 l/m² (1.72 US gal/ft²) or 700,000 l/ha (74,835 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.3° higher in Kuusamo than in Sodankyla, Lapland.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.3% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.5°C (0.9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Kuusamo relative to Sodankyla, Lapland. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Sodankyla, Lapland vs Kuusamo.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (0) +0 (0) +-1 (-2) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +0 (0) +-1 (-2) +0 (0) +0 (0) +1 (+2) +0 (0) +0 (0) +0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +0 (+1) 0 (0) 0 (0) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +0 (+1) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +0 (+1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) 0 (0) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +1 (+2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +3 (+0) +1 (+0) +4 (+0) +8 (+0) +9 (+0) +5 (+0) +8 (+0) +12 (+0) +5 (+0) +1 (+0) +8 (+0) +6 (+0) +70 (+3)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -5 ( -16) -4 ( -14) -2 ( -6) -3 ( -10) -3 ( -10) -2 ( -7) -2 ( -6) -2 ( -6) -3 ( -10) -2 ( -6) -3 ( -10) -4 ( -13)   -35 ( -10)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 18' +0h 21' +0h 03' -0h 13' -0h 44' -2h 00' -1h 23' -0h 21' -0h 02' +0h 13' +0h 45' +2h 02'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +1.3 +1.3 +1.4 +1.4 +1.4 +1.4 +1.4 +1.4 +1.4 +1.4 +1.3 +1.4   +1.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +0 -3 -4 -4 -7 -8 -10 -12 -11 -4 +0 +0   -5.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +0.9 (+2) +0.3 (+1) -0.2 (0) -0.7 (-1) -1.3 (-2) -1.7 (-3) -2.1 (-4) -2.2 (-4) -1.8 (-3) -0.3 (-1) +1.2 (+2) +1.6 (+3) -0.5 (-1)

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