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Funchal vs Pituffik/ Thule Air Base Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Funchal, Madeira and Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland is approximately 5,537 km or 3,440 mi.
  • To reach Funchal in this distance one would set out from Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 119.9° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Funchal bearing 166.1° or SSE .
  • Funchal has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa) whereas Pituffik/ Thule Air Base has a tundra climate (ET).
  • The mean annual temperature is 29.9 °C (53.8°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 22.8 °C (41°F) less in Funchal. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 518 mm (20.4 in) more which is equivalent to 518 l/m² (12.71 US gal/ft²) or 5,180,000 l/ha (553,776 US gal/ac) more. About 5 1/6 as much.
  • There are 768 more hours of sunlight per year in Funchal. In whichever way circa 2h 06' more per day or about 1 1/2 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 43.8° higher in Funchal than in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.1% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 29°C (52.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Funchal relative to Pituffik/ Thule Air Base. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Pituffik/ Thule Air Base vs Funchal.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +38 (+69) +40 (+71) +40 (+71) +32 (+58) +24 (+42) +18 (+33) +17 (+30) +19 (+35) +25 (+45) +31 (+56) +35 (+63) +38 (+68) +30 (+53)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +39 (+71) +41 (+73) +40 (+73) +34 (+60) +23 (+42) +18 (+32) +17 (+30) +19 (+33) +24 (+43) +31 (+55) +35 (+64) +39 (+69) +30 (+54)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +40 (+72) +41 (+74) +41 (+73) +34 (+62) +23 (+42) +17 (+31) +16 (+29) +17 (+31) +23 (+41) +30 (+55) +36 (+64) +39 (+70) +30 (+54)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +97 (+4) +81 (+3) +60 (+2) +33 (+1) +12 (+0) +5 (+0) -14 (-1) -21 (-1) +19 (+1) +63 (+2) +91 (+4) +92 (+4) +518 (+20)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +5 (+16) +3 (+11) +4 (+13) +1 (+3) -2 ( -6) -3 ( -10) -6 ( -19) -5 ( -16) -2 ( -7) +1 (+3) +2 (+7) +4 (+13)   +2 (+1)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +5h 21' +5h 41' +2h 27' -2h 20' -3h 09' -2h 54' -0h 48' +1h 09' +3h 16' +5h 44' +5h 38' +5h 17'   +2h 06'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +10h 06' +8h 38' +1h 15' -5h 38' -10h 19' -9h 53' -10h 05' -8h 33' -1h 04' +5h 53' +10h 18' +9h 53'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +43.8 +43.5 +43.8 +43.8 +43.8 +43.9 +43.8 +43.9 +43.8 +43.5 +43.8 +43.9   +43.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +7 +7 +5 +6 +7 +4 +2 +0 +2 +2 +4 +3   +4.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +38.5 (+69) +39.5 (+71) +39.1 (+70) +32.6 (+59) +23.1 (+42) +17.6 (+32) +16.3 (+29) +17.7 (+32) +22.9 (+41) +29.3 (+53) +34.2 (+62) +37 (+67) +29 (+52)

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