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Puerto Plata vs Puerto Cabezas Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua is approximately 1,528 km or 949 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Puerto Cabezas bearing 63.8° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 67.6° or ENE .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Puerto Cabezas has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • Puerto Plata is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Puerto Cabezas is in or near the subtropical wet forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 1.4 °C (2.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.2 °C (2.2°F) more in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 873 mm (34.4 in) less which is equivalent to 873 l/m² (21.43 US gal/ft²) or 8,730,000 l/ha (933,295 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3° lower in Puerto Plata than in Puerto Cabezas.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) 0 (0) 0 (0) -1 (-1) +0 (+0) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -1 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +61 (+2) +79 (+3) +86 (+3) +106 (+4) -15 (-1) -296 (-12) -336 (-13) -282 (-11) -206 (-8) -180 (-7) +5 (+0) +105 (+4) -873 (-34)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 19' -0h 11' -0h 02' +0h 08' +0h 16' +0h 21' +0h 19' +0h 11' +0h 01' -0h 08' -0h 17' -0h 21'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -5.6 -5.6 -5.6 -5.7 +5.4 +5.7 +4.9 -5.6 -5.7 -5.6 -5.7 -5.7   -3

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