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Cold Bay, Alaska vs Halifax, Nova Scotia Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cold Bay, Alaska, Usa and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is approximately 6,579 km or 4,088 mi.
  • To reach Cold Bay, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Halifax, Nova Scotia bearing 319° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Cold Bay, Alaska bearing 234.9° or SW .
  • Cold Bay, Alaska has a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc) whereas Halifax, Nova Scotia has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • Cold Bay, Alaska is in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome whereas Halifax, Nova Scotia is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 4.1 °C (7.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.6 °C (15.5°F) less in Cold Bay, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 473.7 mm (18.6 in) less which is equivalent to 473.7 l/m² (11.63 US gal/ft²) or 4,737,000 l/ha (506,417 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 10.6° lower in Cold Bay, Alaska than in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Cold Bay, Alaska relative to Halifax, Nova Scotia. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Halifax, Nova Scotia vs Cold Bay, Alaska.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) +-1 (-2) -2 (-4) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -10 (-17) -9 (-16) -7 (-13) -5 (-9) -1 (-2) -6 (-10)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +0 (+1) -1 (-2) -4 (-8) -5 (-10) -7 (-12) -8 (-15) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -4 (-8) 0 (0) -4 (-7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +0 (+0) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -5 (-10) -3 (-6) +1 (+2) -3 (-5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -68 (-3) -61 (-2) -58 (-2) -63 (-2) -50 (-2) -41 (-2) -30 (-1) -13 (-1) -5 (0) -10 (0) -37 (-1) -39 (-2) -474 (-19)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +3 (+10) +7 (+25) +5 (+16) -2 ( -7) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) +3 (+10) +10 (+32) +8 (+27) +9 (+29) +4 (+13) +2 (+6)   +53 (+15)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 29' -0h 52' -0h 09' +0h 35' +1h 17' +1h 43' +1h 31' +0h 52' +0h 07' -0h 36' -1h 18' -1h 43'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -10.4 -10.4 -10.4 -10.4 -10.5 -10.6 -10.6 -10.6 -10.6 -10.6 -10.6 -10.6   -10.6

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