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Puerto Plata vs Dakhla Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Dakhla, Western Sahara is approximately 5,632 km or 3,500 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Dakhla bearing 276.7° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 255.1° or WSW .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Dakhla has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Puerto Plata is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Dakhla is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 4.7 °C (8.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1 °C (1.8°F) less in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1893 mm (74.5 in) more which is equivalent to 1893 l/m² (46.46 US gal/ft²) or 18,930,000 l/ha (2,023,743 US gal/ac) more. About 58 3/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3° higher in Puerto Plata than in Dakhla.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Puerto Plata relative to Dakhla. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Dakhla 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) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +5 (+9)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+10) +4 (+7) +5 (+8) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +6 (+10) +6 (+10) +5 (+8) +4 (+6) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +5 (+8)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +4 (+8)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +207 (+8) +161 (+6) +133 (+5) +159 (+6) +167 (+7) +82 (+3) +78 (+3) +86 (+3) +87 (+3) +156 (+6) +280 (+11) +297 (+12) +1893 (+75)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 14' +0h 08' +0h 01' -0h 06' -0h 12' -0h 15' -0h 14' -0h 08' -0h 01' +0h 06' +0h 12' +0h 15'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +4 +4 +4 +4 +2.7 -3.2 +2 +3.9 +3.8 +3.9 +3.9 +3.9   +3

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