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Wake Island vs Pituffik/ Thule Air Base Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Wake Island, Usa and Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland is approximately 8,746 km or 5,435 mi.
  • To reach Wake Island in this distance one would set out from Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 307.5° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Wake Island bearing 191.3° or SSW .
  • Wake Island has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Pituffik/ Thule Air Base has a tundra climate (ET).
  • The mean temperature is 38.1 °C (68.6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 26 °C (46.8°F) less in Wake Island. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 782.4 mm (30.8 in) more which is equivalent to 782.4 l/m (19.2 US gal/ft) or 7,824,000 l/ha (836,438 US gal/ac) more. About 7 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 55.9° higher in Wake Island than in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Wake Island 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 Wake Island.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +47 (+84) +48 (+87) +49 (+87) +42 (+75) +32 (+58) +27 (+48) +24 (+43) +25 (+45) +31 (+55) +38 (+68) +43 (+77) +46 (+84) +38 (+68)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +49 (+87) +50 (+89) +50 (+89) +43 (+77) +33 (+59) +26 (+48) +24 (+42) +24 (+44) +30 (+54) +38 (+68) +44 (+79) +48 (+86) +38 (+69)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +50 (+89) +51 (+91) +51 (+91) +44 (+79) +33 (+59) +26 (+46) +23 (+42) +24 (+42) +29 (+53) +38 (+68) +45 (+80) +48 (+87) +38 (+69)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +24 (+1) +35 (+1) +53 (+2) +58 (+2) +37 (+1) +51 (+2) +86 (+3) +133 (+5) +111 (+4) +98 (+4) +61 (+2) +37 (+1) +782 (+31)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +10h 58' +9h 10' +1h 20' -6h 00' -11h 05' -10h 51' -10h 57' -9h 05' -1h 09' +6h 16' +11h 04' +10h 51'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +57 +56.6 +56.9 +57 +55 +48.9 +54.2 +57.4 +57.3 +57 +57.2 +57.2   +55.9

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