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VOPNAFJORDHUR, ICELAND


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Elevation: 24 meters     Latitude: 65 45N     Longitude: 014 50W
Köppen Classification: Tundra Climate

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Tundra climates are characterized by sub-freezing mean annual temperatures, large annual temperature ranges, and moderately low precipitation. The tundra climate region occurs between 60° and 75° of latitude, mostly along the Arctic coast of North America and Eurasia and on the coastal margins of Greenland. In areas dominated by the tundra climate type, winters are long and cold, especially in the region north of the Arctic Circle where, for at least one day in the year, the Sun does not rise. Winter precipitation generally consists of dry snow, with seasonal totals less than in the summer when cyclonic storms that develop along the boundary between the open ocean and sea ice yield rainfall. Typical annual totals are less than 350 mm (13.78 in), but higher totals are possible in upland areas. In contrast, summers are generally mild, with maximums from 15 to 18 °C (59°F to 64°F), although the average temperature of the warmest month is less than 10°C (50 °F). Days are long, but they are often cloudy.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "ET". (Tundra Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Vopnafjordhur is 40.0°F (4.4°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 52.0°F (11.1°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 31.0°F (-0.6°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Vopnafjordhur is 83.0°F (28.3°C), which was recorded in June. The lowest recorded temperature in Vopnafjordhur is -2.0°F (-18.9°C), which was recorded in January.

There are an average of 216.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in October with 22.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in June with 14.0 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 132.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in September with 19.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in February with 4.0 days of rain.



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