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Basel vs Detroit, Michigan Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Basel, Switzerland and Detroit, Michigan, Usa is approximately 6,760 km or 4,201 mi.
  • To reach Basel in this distance one would set out from Detroit, Michigan bearing 50.6° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Basel bearing 122° or ESE .
  • Basel has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Detroit, Michigan has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Both are in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 0.3 °C (0.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.5 °C (15.3°F) less in Basel. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 44.5 mm (1.8 in) less which is equivalent to 44.5 l/m² (1.09 US gal/ft²) or 445,000 l/ha (47,573 US gal/ac) less. About 1 as much.
  • There are 658 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Basel. In whichever way circa 1h 47' less per day or about 5/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 5.3° lower in Basel than in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Relative humidity levels are 18.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.2°C (7.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Basel relative to Detroit, Michigan. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Detroit, Michigan vs Basel.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +5 (+10) +5 (+9) +2 (+3) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1 (-3) +0 (+0) +2 (+4) +1 (+1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +5 (+8) +4 (+7) +1 (+1) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) +0 (+1) +3 (+6) +0 (+1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +1 (+2) 0 (-1) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) -1 (-3) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +5 (+9) +1 (+2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +8 (+0) -4 (0) -17 (-1) -20 (-1) +2 (+0) +1 (+0) +5 (+0) +7 (+0) +6 (+0) +7 (+0) -12 (0) -28 (-1) -45 (-2)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -4) -2 ( -6) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) +2 (+7) +4 (+13) +4 (+13) +3 (+10) +2 (+6) +1 (+3) -1 ( -3)   +13 (+4)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 48' -1h 16' -0h 58' -1h 18' -2h 07' -2h 38' -1h 44' -2h 38' -2h 36' -2h 54' -1h 22' -1h 13'   -1h 47'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 35' -0h 21' -0h 03' +0h 14' +0h 30' +0h 40' +0h 35' +0h 21' +0h 03' -0h 14' -0h 31' -0h 40'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -5.3 -5.4 -5.5 -5.4 -5.3 -5.3 -5.2 -5.2 -5.2 -5.2 -5.2 -5.3   -5.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +11 +12 +12 +16 +20 +20 +21 +22 +27 +29 +20 +14   +18.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +6.7 (+12) +6.4 (+12) +5.6 (+10) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +2.1 (+4) +2 (+4) +2.1 (+4) +3.9 (+7) +4.4 (+8) +3.9 (+7) +5 (+9) +4.2 (+8)

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