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Puerto Plata vs El Picacho Chinandega Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and El Picacho Chinandega, Nicaragua is approximately 1,938 km or 1,204 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from El Picacho Chinandega bearing 63.8° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 68.4° or ENE .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas El Picacho Chinandega has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Puerto Plata is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas El Picacho Chinandega is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 1.9 °C (3.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.8 °C (3.2°F) more in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 63 mm (2.5 in) less which is equivalent to 63 l/m² (1.55 US gal/ft²) or 630,000 l/ha (67,351 US gal/ac) less. About 1 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.5° lower in Puerto Plata than in El Picacho Chinandega.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-6) -5 (-8) -5 (-8) -4 (-8) -3 (-5) 0 (0) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +208 (+8) +162 (+6) +127 (+5) +146 (+6) -141 (-6) -231 (-9) -115 (-5) -183 (-7) -307 (-12) -172 (-7) +220 (+9) +223 (+9) -63 (-2)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 23' -0h 14' -0h 02' +0h 10' +0h 21' +0h 26' +0h 24' +0h 14' +0h 02' -0h 10' -0h 21' -0h 26'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -7.1 -7 -7.1 -7.1 +6.8 +7.1 +6.3 -6.8 -7.1 -7 -7.1 -7.1   -3.5

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