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Puerto Plata vs Kota Kinabalu Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia is approximately 17,069 km or 10,607 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Kota Kinabalu bearing 14° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 165.2° or SSE .
  • Both have a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • Puerto Plata is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Kota Kinabalu is in or near the subtropical wet forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 1.6 °C (2.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.2 °C (4°F) more in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 621.1 mm (24.5 in) less which is equivalent to 621.1 l/m² (15.24 US gal/ft²) or 6,211,000 l/ha (663,997 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 5.2° lower in Puerto Plata than in Kota Kinabalu.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -1 (-1) +0 (+0) +1 (+1) 0 (-1) 0 (0) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +80 (+3) +98 (+4) +73 (+3) +48 (+2) -58 (-2) -209 (-8) -177 (-7) -172 (-7) -188 (-7) -178 (-7) -15 (-1) +77 (+3) -621 (-24)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 44' -0h 28' -0h 05' +0h 19' +0h 39' +0h 50' +0h 45' +0h 28' +0h 04' -0h 20' -0h 40' -0h 50'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -13.6 -13.4 -13.4 -1.9 +13.3 +13.8 +13 -1.5 -13.8 -13.8 -13.9 -13.8   -5.2

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