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Puerto Plata vs Shantou Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Shantou, China is approximately 15,153 km or 9,416 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Shantou bearing 9.9° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 170.4° or S .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Shantou has a humid subtropical climate with dry winters (Cwa).
  • The annual mean temperature is 3.8 °C (6.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.5 °C (18.9°F) less in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 394.9 mm (15.5 in) more which is equivalent to 394.9 l/m² (9.69 US gal/ft²) or 3,949,000 l/ha (422,174 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.7° higher in Puerto Plata than in Shantou.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+17) +9 (+17) +8 (+14) +5 (+9) +2 (+3) 2 (+3) -1 (-1) 0 (-1) 1 (+2) +4 (+7) +6 (+10) +9 (+15) +4 (+8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+18) +9 (+16) +7 (+13) +4 (+7) +1 (+1) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +3 (+6) +6 (+10) +8 (+15) +4 (+7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +9 (+16) +7 (+12) +5 (+10) +2 (+4) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) +2 (+3) +5 (+9) +8 (+14) +2 (+4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +179 (+7) +106 (+4) +52 (+2) +5 (+0) -42 (-2) -221 (-9) -128 (-5) -127 (-5) -48 (-2) +96 (+4) +244 (+10) +279 (+11) +395 (+16)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 13' +0h 08' +0h 01' -0h 05' -0h 11' -0h 14' -0h 13' -0h 08' -0h 01' +0h 05' +0h 11' +0h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +3.8 +3.9 +3.9 +3.8 +2.4 -3.3 +1.7 +3.5 +3.4 +3.4 +3.5 +3.6   +2.7

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