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Puerto Plata vs Acajutla Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Acajutla, El Salvador is approximately 2,164 km or 1,345 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Acajutla bearing 68.9° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 74.5° or ENE .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Acajutla has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Both are in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 1.8 °C (3.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.6 °C (2.9°F) more in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 169 mm (6.7 in) more which is equivalent to 169 l/m (4.15 US gal/ft) or 1,690,000 l/ha (180,672 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.2° lower in Puerto Plata than in Acajutla.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Puerto Plata relative to Acajutla. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Acajutla vs Puerto Plata.

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 (-8) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) +-1 (-1) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) +0 (0) -1 (-1) -3 (-6) -4 (-8) -3 (-5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) +0 (+0) 0 (0) 0 (0) +1 (+2) 0 (0) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) -1 (-1) 0 (0) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -3 (-6) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +206 (+8) +161 (+6) +122 (+5) +106 (+4) +2 (+0) -234 (-9) -178 (-7) -218 (-9) -289 (-11) -30 (-1) +219 (+9) +302 (+12) +169 (+7)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 20' -0h 12' -0h 02' +0h 08' +0h 18' +0h 23' +0h 21' +0h 12' +0h 02' -0h 09' -0h 18' -0h 23'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -6.1 -6.1 -6.1 -6.2 +5.8 +6.2 +5.4 -6 -6.1 -6.1 -6.1 -6.2   -3.2

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