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Östersund, Östersunds kommun, Jämtland County, Region Norrland, 831 30, Sweden (63.17937 14.63571)

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Name: Östersund topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 63.01937 14.47571 63.33937 14.79571
Minimum elevation: 251 m
Maximum elevation: 471 m
Average elevation: 340 m


Though Östersund is in fact affected by the gulf stream it lacks the high frequency of rain following the currents. This is due to the Scandinavian Mountain Range acting as a natural barrier, receiving most of the precipitation, giving Östersund and the surrounding area a rain deficit. Another issue that has to be taken into account is the higher elevation of Östersund compared to the weather stations in Ångermanland farther east. For example, Sollefteå at a similar latitude 130 kilometres (81 mi) to the east but at sea level, albeit inland, has almost three degrees warmer July days.

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