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Gothenburg vs Chicago, Illinois Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gothenburg, Sweden and Chicago, Illinois, Usa is approximately 6,703 km or 4,165 mi.
  • To reach Gothenburg in this distance one would set out from Chicago, Illinois bearing 37.3° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Gothenburg bearing 122.2° or ESE .
  • Gothenburg has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Chicago, Illinois has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Both are in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 2.7 °C (4.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.5 °C (15.3°F) less in Gothenburg. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 173 mm (6.8 in) less which is equivalent to 173 l/m² (4.25 US gal/ft²) or 1,730,000 l/ha (184,948 US gal/ac) less. About 4/5 as much.
  • There are 637 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Gothenburg. In whichever way circa 1h 44' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 15.9° lower in Gothenburg than in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Relative humidity levels are 18.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.2°C (2.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Gothenburg relative to Chicago, Illinois. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Chicago, Illinois vs Gothenburg.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (0) +-1 (-2) -2 (-4) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) +-2 (-4) +2 (+4) -4 (-8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) -4 (-6) -5 (-8) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) +1 (+1) +4 (+6) -3 (-5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) 0 (0) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) -1 (-2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +4 (+0) -7 (0) -41 (-2) -38 (-1) -61 (-2) -49 (-2) +0 (+0) +4 (+0) +6 (+0) -6 (0) +6 (+0) +9 (+0) -173 (-7)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +5 (+16) +2 (+7) -2 ( -6) 0 ( 0) -3 ( -10) +1 (+3) +5 (+16) +5 (+16) +8 (+27) +7 (+23) +6 (+20) +7 (+23)   +41 (+11)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 29' -2h 18' -1h 46' -0h 10' -0h 01' -0h 42' -0h 48' -1h 17' -2h 16' -3h 25' -2h 56' -2h 46'   -1h 44'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 18' -1h 19' -0h 14' +0h 53' +1h 59' +2h 39' +2h 20' +1h 19' +0h 12' -0h 55' -2h 01' -2h 39'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -15.9 -16 -16 -16 -16 -16 -15.9 -15.8 -15.8 -15.8 -15.8 -15.8   -15.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +15 +15 +16 +16 +11 +13 +20 +19 +26 +27 +24 +17   +18.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +4.3 (+8) +2.8 (+5) +1.9 (+3) +0.2 (+0) -1.6 (-3) -2.1 (-4) -1.7 (-3) -2 (-4) +0.2 (+0) +1.9 (+3) +4.7 (+8) +5.8 (+10) +1.2 (+2)

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