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Puerto Plata vs St Maarten Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and St Maarten, Saint Martin is approximately 805 km or 500 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from St Maarten bearing 284.9° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 282.5° or WNW .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas St Maarten has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • The annual mean temperature is 1.8 °C (3.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.5 °C (2.7°F) more in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 919 mm (36.2 in) more which is equivalent to 919 l/m² (22.55 US gal/ft²) or 9,190,000 l/ha (982,472 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.1° lower in Puerto Plata than in St Maarten.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +147 (+6) +118 (+5) +90 (+4) +93 (+4) +72 (+3) +19 (+1) +2 (+0) -11 (0) -34 (-1) +49 (+2) +153 (+6) +221 (+9) +919 (+36)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 05' -0h 03' -0h 00' +0h 02' +0h 05' +0h 06' +0h 06' +0h 03' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 05' -0h 06'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -1.7 -1.7 -1.7 -1.7 +1.5 +1.7 +1.2 -1.7 -1.7 -1.7 -1.7 -1.7   -1.1

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