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Nuuk/ Godthåb vs Puttalam Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nuuk/ Godthåb, Greenland and Puttalam, Sri Lanka is approximately 11,035 km or 6,857 mi.
  • To reach Nuuk/ Godthåb in this distance one would set out from Puttalam bearing 340.7° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Nuuk/ Godthåb bearing 228.6° or SW .
  • Nuuk/ Godthåb has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Puttalam has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry summers (As).
  • Nuuk/ Godthåb is in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome whereas Puttalam is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 29.2 °C (52.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11.3 °C (20.3°F) more in Nuuk/ Godthåb. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 439 mm (17.3 in) less which is equivalent to 439 l/m² (10.77 US gal/ft²) or 4,390,000 l/ha (469,320 US gal/ac) less. About 5/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 48.1° lower in Nuuk/ Godthåb than in Puttalam.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -35 (-63) -37 (-66) -38 (-68) -34 (-61) -29 (-52) -24 (-43) -21 (-37) -22 (-39) -25 (-46) -29 (-53) -32 (-57) -33 (-60) -30 (-54)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -33 (-60) -35 (-62) -36 (-65) -33 (-59) -28 (-51) -25 (-45) -22 (-40) -22 (-40) -25 (-45) -28 (-51) -30 (-55) -32 (-58) -29 (-53)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -31 (-56) -32 (-58) -34 (-61) -31 (-55) -27 (-49) -25 (-45) -22 (-39) -22 (-39) -24 (-43) -27 (-48) -29 (-52) -31 (-55) -28 (-50)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -16 (-1) +7 (+0) -16 (-1) -130 (-5) -40 (-2) +20 (+1) +66 (+3) +73 (+3) +24 (+1) -168 (-7) -175 (-7) -84 (-3) -439 (-17)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -6h 35' -3h 42' -0h 39' +2h 30' +5h 37' +7h 45' +6h 43' +3h 43' +0h 33' -2h 36' -5h 42' -7h 45'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -55.8 -55.7 -55.8 -48.4 -31.7 -25.3 -31.3 -48 -56.1 -55.9 -56 -55.8   -48.1

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