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Puerto Plata vs Benito Salas Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Benito Salas, Colombia is approximately 1,936 km or 1,203 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Benito Salas bearing 15.1° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 16° or NNE .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Benito Salas has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry summers (As).
  • Puerto Plata is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Benito Salas is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 2.7 °C (4.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.5 °C (4.5°F) more in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 583 mm (23 in) more which is equivalent to 583 l/m² (14.31 US gal/ft²) or 5,830,000 l/ha (623,266 US gal/ac) more. About 1 3/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 5.4° lower in Puerto Plata than in Benito Salas.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -5 (-9) -4 (-6) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -4 (-6) -4 (-6) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-8) -5 (-10) -4 (-8) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -4 (-6) -3 (-5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-6) -4 (-8) -6 (-11) -5 (-8) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +1 (+1) +0 (+0) -1 (-2) 0 (-1) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +99 (+4) +55 (+2) +10 (+0) +12 (+0) +59 (+2) +32 (+1) +34 (+1) +58 (+2) +38 (+1) -54 (-2) +75 (+3) +165 (+6) +583 (+23)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 53' -0h 33' -0h 06' +0h 23' +0h 47' +1h 00' +0h 54' +0h 33' +0h 05' -0h 24' -0h 48' -1h 00'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -16.7 -16.5 -16.3 +1.2 +16.4 +16.8 +15.9 +1.2 -16.3 -16.5 -16.7 -16.8   -5.4

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