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Puerto Plata vs Motueka Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Motueka, New Zealand is approximately 13,626 km or 8,467 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Motueka bearing 91.4° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 53.1° or NE .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Motueka has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Puerto Plata is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Motueka is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The mean temperature is 12.5 °C (22.6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.9 °C (10.6°F) less in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 507.8 mm (20 in) more which is equivalent to 507.8 l/m² (12.46 US gal/ft²) or 5,078,000 l/ha (542,872 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 21° higher in Puerto Plata than in Motueka.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+10) +5 (+9) +8 (+14) +12 (+21) +15 (+27) +19 (+34) +20 (+36) +19 (+34) +16 (+29) +14 (+26) +11 (+19) +7 (+13) +13 (+23)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +122 (+5) +82 (+3) +31 (+1) +41 (+2) +42 (+2) -49 (-2) -80 (-3) -76 (-3) -23 (-1) +33 (+1) +173 (+7) +212 (+8) +508 (+20)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 38' -2h 15' -0h 24' +1h 33' +3h 13' +4h 04' +3h 42' +2h 16' +0h 21' -1h 37' -3h 16' -4h 05'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -18.3 +0.3 +21.9 +45.1 +60.3 +60.8 +60 +45.5 +22.7 -0.1 -18.4 -25.5   +21

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