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

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  • The distance between Cold Bay, Alaska, Usa and Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada is approximately 6,630 km or 4,120 mi.
  • To reach Cold Bay, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Sydney, Nova Scotia bearing 319.8° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Cold Bay, Alaska bearing 231.6° or SW .
  • Cold Bay, Alaska has a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc) whereas Sydney, 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 Sydney, Nova Scotia is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 2 °C (3.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.7 °C (19.3°F) less in Cold Bay, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 565.9 mm (22.3 in) less which is equivalent to 565.9 l/m² (13.89 US gal/ft²) or 5,659,000 l/ha (604,985 US gal/ac) less. About 5/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 9° lower in Cold Bay, Alaska than in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Cold Bay, Alaska relative to Sydney, Nova Scotia. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Sydney, 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) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +0 (+1) -3 (-5) -6 (-10) -9 (-15) -10 (-18) -9 (-17) -7 (-13) -6 (-10) -3 (-6) +0 (+0) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+6) +4 (+7) +2 (+3) -1 (-2) -3 (-6) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -7 (-12) -5 (-8) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) +1 (+3) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +3 (+6) +0 (+1) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +3 (+5) 0 (0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -80 (-3) -67 (-3) -76 (-3) -75 (-3) -40 (-2) -38 (-1) -22 (-1) -15 (-1) +9 (+0) -27 (-1) -54 (-2) -80 (-3) -566 (-22)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1 (+3) +5 (+18) +3 (+10) -3 ( -10) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) +3 (+10) +10 (+32) +6 (+20) +6 (+19) +2 (+7) -2 ( -6)   +35 (+10)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 19' -0h 45' -0h 08' +0h 31' +1h 08' +1h 31' +1h 20' +0h 46' +0h 06' -0h 32' -1h 09' -1h 31'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -8.9 -8.9 -8.9 -8.9 -9 -9.1 -9.1 -9.1 -9.1 -9.1 -9.1 -9   -9

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