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Puerto Plata vs Arica Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Arica, Chile is approximately 4,237 km or 2,633 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Arica bearing 359.7° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 359.7° or N .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Arica has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Puerto Plata is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Arica is in or near the warm temperate desert biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 6.3 °C (11.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.2 °C (4°F) less in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1925.4 mm (75.8 in) more which is equivalent to 1925.4 l/m² (47.25 US gal/ft²) or 19,254,000 l/ha (2,058,380 US gal/ac) more. About 3210 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0° higher in Puerto Plata than in Arica.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +0 (0) +2 (+4) +5 (+9) +7 (+13) +11 (+20) +12 (+22) +12 (+22) +11 (+20) +10 (+18) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) +7 (+12)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +0 (+0) +2 (+4) +5 (+9) +7 (+13) +10 (+18) +11 (+21) +11 (+20) +10 (+18) +9 (+16) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) +6 (+11)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) 0 (0) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +7 (+13) +8 (+14) +10 (+18) +10 (+18) +9 (+16) +8 (+14) +5 (+9) +2 (+4) +6 (+10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +209 (+8) +162 (+6) +134 (+5) +160 (+6) +168 (+7) +82 (+3) +78 (+3) +88 (+3) +97 (+4) +158 (+6) +283 (+11) +307 (+12) +1925 (+76)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 01' -1h 15' -0h 13' +0h 52' +1h 47' +2h 15' +2h 03' +1h 15' +0h 12' -0h 54' -1h 49' -2h 15'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -36.5 -21.7 -0.6 +22.5 +37.7 +38.1 +37.2 +22.5 -0.3 -22.4 -36.2 -38.1   +0

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