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Malin Head vs Raufarhöfn Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Malin Head, Ireland and Raufarhöfn, Iceland is approximately 1,315 km or 817 mi.
  • To reach Malin Head in this distance one would set out from Raufarhöfn bearing 155.4° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Malin Head bearing 163° or SSE .
  • Malin Head has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Raufarhöfn has a tundra climate (ET).
  • Malin Head is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Raufarhöfn is in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 7.4 °C (13.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.6 °C (2.9°F) less in Malin Head. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 329.1 mm (13 in) more which is equivalent to 329.1 l/m² (8.08 US gal/ft²) or 3,291,000 l/ha (351,830 US gal/ac) more. About 1 4/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11° higher in Malin Head than in Raufarhöfn.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Malin Head relative to Raufarhöfn. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Raufarhöfn vs Malin Head.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+12) +7 (+12) +7 (+12) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +7 (+12) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +7 (+13) +7 (+12)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +9 (+15) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +6 (+10) +6 (+10) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +8 (+15) +8 (+15) +9 (+15) +7 (+13)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +6 (+10) +5 (+10) +6 (+12) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +8 (+15) +7 (+12)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +38 (+1) +21 (+1) +20 (+1) +10 (+0) +31 (+1) +26 (+1) +24 (+1) +34 (+1) +30 (+1) +33 (+1) +35 (+1) +28 (+1) +329 (+13)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +3h 50' +1h 46' +0h 17' -1h 09' -2h 59' -5h 24' -3h 59' -1h 47' -0h 15' +1h 11' +3h 03' +5h 24'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +10.9 +11 +11.1 +11.1 +11.1 +11.1 +11 +11.1 +11.1 +11 +10.9 +10.7   +11

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