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Puerto Plata vs San Cristobal Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and San Cristobal, Dominican Republic is approximately 155 km or 97 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from San Cristobal bearing 336.9° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 336.7° or NNW .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas San Cristobal has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The average annual temperature is 1 °C (1.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.4 °C (2.5°F) more in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 326.6 mm (12.9 in) more which is equivalent to 326.6 l/m² (8.02 US gal/ft²) or 3,266,000 l/ha (349,157 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.8° lower in Puerto Plata than in San Cristobal.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) -1 (-3) -1 (-3) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -2 (-3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -1 (-3) -1 (-3) 0 (-1) 0 (-1) 0 (-1) -1 (-1) 0 (-1) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) 0 (-1) 0 (0) +0 (+1) +1 (+1) +0 (+0) +0 (+1) +0 (+0) -1 (-1) 0 (0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +148 (+6) +111 (+4) +81 (+3) +88 (+3) -50 (-2) -133 (-5) -70 (-3) -115 (-5) -91 (-4) -53 (-2) +171 (+7) +238 (+9) +327 (+13)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 04' -0h 02' -0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 03' +0h 04' +0h 04' +0h 02' +0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 03' -0h 04'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -1.3 +1.1 +1.3 +0.8 -1.3 -1.3 -1.3 -1.3 -1.3   -0.8

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