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Puerto Plata vs Masatepe Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Masatepe, Nicaragua is approximately 1,880 km or 1,168 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Masatepe bearing 60.5° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 64.7° or ENE .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Masatepe has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Puerto Plata is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Masatepe is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 0.7 °C (1.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.7 °C (3.1°F) more in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 556 mm (21.9 in) more which is equivalent to 556 l/m² (13.65 US gal/ft²) or 5,560,000 l/ha (594,401 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.8° lower in Puerto Plata than in Masatepe.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -1 (-3) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +0 (+1) +1 (+1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +197 (+8) +152 (+6) +129 (+5) +143 (+6) -35 (-1) -103 (-4) -63 (-2) -84 (-3) -176 (-7) -81 (-3) +199 (+8) +278 (+11) +556 (+22)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 26' -0h 16' -0h 02' +0h 11' +0h 23' +0h 29' +0h 26' +0h 16' +0h 02' -0h 11' -0h 23' -0h 29'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -7.8 -7.7 -7.8 -7.5 +7.5 +7.8 +7 -7 -7.8 -7.7 -7.8 -7.9   -3.8

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