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Puerto Plata vs San Jose Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and San Jose, Costa Rica is approximately 1,817 km or 1,129 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from San Jose bearing 51.5° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 55° or NE .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas San Jose has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Both are in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 4.5 °C (8.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2 °C (3.6°F) more in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 128 mm (5 in) more which is equivalent to 128 l/m² (3.14 US gal/ft²) or 1,280,000 l/ha (136,840 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.4° lower in Puerto Plata than in San Jose.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Puerto Plata relative to San Jose. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of San Jose 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) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +4 (+6)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +4 (+6) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +4 (+6) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +5 (+8)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +5 (+10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +194 (+8) +157 (+6) +114 (+4) +114 (+4) -61 (-2) -159 (-6) -133 (-5) -152 (-6) -208 (-8) -142 (-6) +138 (+5) +266 (+10) +128 (+5)
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 +9.5 +9.8 +9 -5.6 -9.7 -9.7 -9.8 -9.8   -4.4

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