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Jan Mayen Island Climate & Temperature

  • Jan Mayen Island, Norway is at 70°58'N, 8°19'W, 23 m (75 ft). See map.
  • Jan Mayen Island has a polar tundra climate with no true summer (Köppen-Geiger classification: ET).
  • The average temperature is -0.3 degrees Celsius (31.6 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11 °C (19.8°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Jan Mayen Island Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 628 mm (24.7 inches) which is equivalent to 628 Litres/m² (15.4 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Jan Mayen Island you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica where you would find a Ice Cap climate.

Jan Mayen Island Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (30) -2 (28) -2 (28) -1 (30) 2 (36) 5 (41) 7 (45) 8 (46) 6 (43) 4 (39) 2 (36) 0 (32) 2 (36)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (25) -5 (23) -5 (23) -3 (27) 0 (32) 2 (36) 5 (41) 6 (43) 4 (39) 1 (34) -1 (30) -3 (27) 0 (32)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (21) -8 (18) -7 (19) -6 (21) -2 (28) 1 (34) 4 (39) 4 (39) 2 (36) -1 (30) -4 (25) -5 (23) -2 (28)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 66 (3) 47 (2) 48 (2) 44 (2) 25 (1) 27 (1) 36 (1) 54 (2) 74 (3) 75 (3) 67 (3) 65 (3) 628 (25)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 22 (71) 20 (71) 21 (68) 19 (63) 15 (48) 14 (47) 16 (52) 18 (58) 19 (63) 21 (68) 21 (70) 22 (71) 228 (62)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 1h 09' 6h 49' 11h 50' 16h 44' 23h 02' 0h 50' 0h 38' 18h 54' 13h 41' 8h 46' 2h 25' 0h 50' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). -0.5 8.6 19.4 31 39.3 42.5 39.4 31.1 19.7 8.3 -0.6 -4.3 19.4

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