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Puerto Plata vs Kaikoura Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Kaikoura, New Zealand is approximately 13,565 km or 8,429 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Kaikoura bearing 91.8° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 51.6° or NE .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Kaikoura has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Puerto Plata is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Kaikoura is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 12.7 °C (22.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.2 °C (7.6°F) less in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1100.7 mm (43.3 in) more which is equivalent to 1100.7 l/m² (27.01 US gal/ft²) or 11,007,000 l/ha (1,176,721 US gal/ac) more. About 2 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 22.3° higher in Puerto Plata than in Kaikoura.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+12) +6 (+11) +8 (+15) +11 (+20) +14 (+26) +18 (+32) +19 (+34) +19 (+33) +17 (+30) +15 (+27) +12 (+21) +8 (+15) +13 (+23)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +157 (+6) +109 (+4) +46 (+2) +80 (+3) +83 (+3) +16 (+1) -9 (0) +6 (+0) +39 (+2) +98 (+4) +225 (+9) +253 (+10) +1101 (+43)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 46' -2h 20' -0h 25' +1h 36' +3h 20' +4h 13' +3h 49' +2h 20' +0h 22' -1h 40' -3h 23' -4h 13'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -17 +1.6 +23.2 +46.4 +61.6 +62.1 +61.3 +46.8 +23.9 +1.2 -17.1 -24.2   +22.3

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