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Puerto Plata vs Zanzibar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Zanzibar, Tanzania is approximately 12,306 km or 7,647 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Zanzibar bearing 288.8° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 269.3° or W .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Zanzibar has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The annual mean temperature is 0.6 °C (1.1°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 242 mm (9.5 in) more which is equivalent to 242 l/m² (5.94 US gal/ft²) or 2,420,000 l/ha (258,714 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.7° lower in Puerto Plata than in Zanzibar.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +0 (0) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -1 (-2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -5 (-8) -4 (-6) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -1 (-1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +1 (+2) -3 (-5) 0 (0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +120 (+5) +106 (+4) -19 (-1) -241 (-9) -87 (-3) +14 (+1) +30 (+1) +41 (+2) +47 (+2) +61 (+2) +57 (+2) +113 (+4) +242 (+10)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 22' -0h 51' -0h 09' +0h 35' +1h 12' +1h 31' +1h 23' +0h 51' +0h 08' -0h 36' -1h 13' -1h 31'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -25.7 -24.8 -12.7 +10.3 +25.5 +25.9 +25.1 +10.5 -12.2 -24.9 -25.8 -26   -4.7

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