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Puerto Plata vs Taiaroa Head Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Taiaroa Head, New Zealand is approximately 13,776 km or 8,561 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Taiaroa Head bearing 96.1° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 47.5° or NE .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Taiaroa Head has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The average temperature is 14.4 °C (26°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.7 °C (4.9°F) less in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1279.1 mm (50.4 in) more which is equivalent to 1279.1 l/m² (31.39 US gal/ft²) or 12,791,000 l/ha (1,367,443 US gal/ac) more. About 3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 25.6° higher in Puerto Plata than in Taiaroa Head.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +9 (+16) +8 (+15) +10 (+18) +13 (+23) +16 (+28) +19 (+34) +20 (+36) +19 (+35) +18 (+32) +16 (+30) +14 (+24) +11 (+19) +14 (+26)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +150 (+6) +116 (+5) +75 (+3) +109 (+4) +107 (+4) +28 (+1) +24 (+1) +38 (+2) +53 (+2) +105 (+4) +231 (+9) +244 (+10) +1279 (+50)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 07' -2h 33' -0h 28' +1h 45' +3h 39' +4h 37' +4h 11' +2h 33' +0h 24' -1h 49' -3h 42' -4h 37'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -13.7 +4.9 +26.5 +49.7 +65 +65.5 +64.7 +50.1 +27.3 +4.5 -13.8 -20.9   +25.6

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