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Puerto Plata vs Iquitos Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Iquitos, Peru is approximately 2,634 km or 1,637 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Iquitos bearing 6.5° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 6.8° or N .
  • Both have a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • Puerto Plata is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Iquitos is in or near the tropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 1.6 °C (2.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.9 °C (5.2°F) more in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 952.3 mm (37.5 in) less which is equivalent to 952.3 l/m² (23.37 US gal/ft²) or 9,523,000 l/ha (1,018,072 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 5.1° lower in Puerto Plata than in Iquitos.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-8) -5 (-8) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) +1 (+1) +0 (+0) +-1 (-1) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -2 (-4)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -4 (-8) -4 (-6) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) 0 (0) 0 (-1) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -2 (-3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-6) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +1 (+1) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) +0 (+0) -1 (-2) -4 (-8) -1 (-2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -70 (-3) -65 (-3) -145 (-6) -150 (-6) -106 (-4) -108 (-4) -104 (-4) -77 (-3) -92 (-4) -84 (-3) +23 (+1) +25 (+1) -952 (-37)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 14' -0h 46' -0h 08' +0h 32' +1h 06' +1h 23' +1h 15' +0h 46' +0h 07' -0h 33' -1h 07' -1h 23'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -23.3 -22.9 -14.9 +8 +23.2 +23.5 +22.6 +8 -14.6 -22.8 -23.3 -23.5   -5.1

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