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Nuuk/ Godthåb vs Essen Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nuuk/ Godthåb, Greenland and Essen, Germany is approximately 3,599 km or 2,237 mi.
  • To reach Nuuk/ Godthåb in this distance one would set out from Essen bearing 315.9° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Nuuk/ Godthåb bearing 264.7° or W .
  • Nuuk/ Godthåb has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Essen has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Nuuk/ Godthåb is in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome whereas Essen is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 11 °C (19.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1 °C (1.8°F) less in Nuuk/ Godthåb. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 177 mm (7 in) less which is equivalent to 177 l/m² (4.34 US gal/ft²) or 1,770,000 l/ha (189,225 US gal/ac) less. About 4/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 12.7° lower in Nuuk/ Godthåb than in Essen.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Nuuk/ Godthåb relative to Essen. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Essen vs Nuuk/ Godthåb.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-15) -10 (-17) -13 (-24) -13 (-24) -14 (-24) -12 (-22) -11 (-20) -12 (-21) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -9 (-16) -8 (-15) -11 (-20)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-17) -10 (-19) -13 (-24) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -12 (-21) -11 (-20) -11 (-20) -11 (-20) -11 (-20) -9 (-17) -9 (-16) -11 (-20)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-18) -11 (-19) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -9 (-17) -10 (-17) -10 (-17) -10 (-19) -9 (-17) -10 (-17) -10 (-18)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -42 (-2) -10 (0) -25 (-1) -22 (-1) -18 (-1) -35 (-1) -7 (0) +12 (+0) +15 (+1) +0 (+0) -9 (0) -36 (-1) -177 (-7)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 10' -1h 38' -0h 16' +1h 05' +2h 37' +3h 54' +3h 15' +1h 39' +0h 14' -1h 07' -2h 40' -3h 55'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -12.6 -12.7 -12.7 -12.7 -12.7 -12.7 -12.8 -12.8 -12.8 -12.8 -12.7 -12.5   -12.7

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