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Puerto Plata vs Puntarenas Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Puntarenas, Costa Rica is approximately 1,879 km or 1,168 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Puntarenas bearing 53° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 56.7° or ENE .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Puntarenas has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Puerto Plata is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Puntarenas is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 2.1 °C (3.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.2 °C (4°F) more in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 322.5 mm (12.7 in) more which is equivalent to 322.5 l/m² (7.91 US gal/ft²) or 3,225,000 l/ha (344,774 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.4° lower in Puerto Plata than in Puntarenas.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) 0 (-1) +0 (+1) +1 (+1) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) -1 (-3) -3 (-5) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +203 (+8) +160 (+6) +128 (+5) +130 (+5) -28 (-1) -149 (-6) -104 (-4) -147 (-6) -214 (-8) -99 (-4) +166 (+7) +275 (+11) +323 (+13)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 32' -0h 20' -0h 03' +0h 13' +0h 28' +0h 36' +0h 32' +0h 20' +0h 03' -0h 14' -0h 29' -0h 36'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -9.7 -9.7 -9.7 -5.7 +9.4 +9.8 +8.9 -5.7 -9.7 -9.6 -9.7 -9.8   -4.4

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