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Puerto Plata vs La Mesa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and La Mesa, Honduras is approximately 1,902 km or 1,182 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from La Mesa bearing 72.9° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 78.2° or ENE .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas La Mesa has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Both are in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 1 °C (1.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.1 °C (0.2°F) less in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 752.6 mm (29.6 in) more which is equivalent to 752.6 l/m² (18.47 US gal/ft²) or 7,526,000 l/ha (804,579 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.4° lower in Puerto Plata than in La Mesa.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -1 (-2) 0 (0) 0 (-1) -1 (-1) +1 (+1) +0 (+1) 0 (0) -1 (-2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +137 (+5) +102 (+4) +102 (+4) +128 (+5) +105 (+4) -60 (-2) -32 (-1) -18 (-1) -55 (-2) +10 (+0) +148 (+6) +185 (+7) +753 (+30)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 14' -0h 09' -0h 01' +0h 06' +0h 12' +0h 16' +0h 14' +0h 09' +0h 01' -0h 06' -0h 13' -0h 16'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -4.3 -4.2 -4.3 -4.3 +4 +4.3 +3.6 -4.2 -4.3 -4.2 -4.3 -4.3   -2.4

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