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Murmansk vs Helsinki, Vantaa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Murmansk, Russia and Helsinki, Vantaa, Finland is approximately 1,033 km or 642 mi.
  • To reach Murmansk in this distance one would set out from Helsinki, Vantaa bearing 18.2° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Murmansk bearing 25.5° or NNE .
  • Murmansk has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Helsinki, Vantaa has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • Murmansk is in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome whereas Helsinki, Vantaa is in or near the boreal wet forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 4.6 °C (8.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.4 °C (0.7°F) more in Murmansk. The continentality subtype is subcontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 159.8 mm (6.3 in) less which is equivalent to 159.8 l/m² (3.92 US gal/ft²) or 1,598,000 l/ha (170,837 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 8.5° lower in Murmansk than in Helsinki, Vantaa.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Murmansk relative to Helsinki, Vantaa. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Helsinki, Vantaa vs Murmansk.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) -4 (-6) -5 (-8) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -4 (-7) -4 (-8) -3 (-6) -5 (-8) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -5 (-8)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -11 (0) -9 (0) -15 (-1) -17 (-1) -5 (0) +10 (+0) -12 (0) -1 (0) -20 (-1) -30 (-1) -31 (-1) -21 (-1) -160 (-6)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 58' -1h 53' -0h 17' +1h 11' +3h 50' +5h 33' +5h 06' +1h 54' +0h 15' -1h 14' -3h 57' -5h 33'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -8.4 -8.6 -8.6 -8.6 -8.6 -8.6 -8.6 -8.7 -8.6 -8.5 -8.4 -8.7   -8.5

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