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Puerto Plata vs Bluffields Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Bluffields, Nicaragua is approximately 1,654 km or 1,028 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Bluffields bearing 56.9° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 60.6° or ENE .
  • Both have a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • Puerto Plata is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Bluffields is in or near the subtropical wet forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 0.8 °C (1.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.4 °C (4.3°F) more in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 2394 mm (94.3 in) less which is equivalent to 2394 l/m² (58.75 US gal/ft²) or 23,940,000 l/ha (2,559,345 US gal/ac) less. About 4/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.7° lower in Puerto Plata than in Bluffields.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) +1 (+1) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) 0 (-1) -2 (-3) -1 (-1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -9 (0) +48 (+2) +63 (+2) +59 (+2) -96 (-4) -499 (-20) -750 (-30) -550 (-22) -286 (-11) -260 (-10) -93 (-4) -21 (-1) -2394 (-94)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 25' -0h 16' -0h 02' +0h 11' +0h 22' +0h 28' +0h 26' +0h 16' +0h 02' -0h 11' -0h 23' -0h 28'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -7.7 -7.7 -7.7 -7.5 +7.4 +7.7 +6.9 -7 -7.7 -7.6 -7.7 -7.8   -3.7

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