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San J. Matas vs Puntarenas Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between San J. Matas, Dominican Republic and Puntarenas, Costa Rica is approximately 1,821 km or 1,132 mi.
  • To reach San J. Matas in this distance one would set out from Puntarenas bearing 53.7° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach San J. Matas bearing 57.2° or ENE .
  • San J. Matas has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Puntarenas has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • San J. Matas is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Puntarenas is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 3 °C (5.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.6 °C (4.7°F) more in San J. Matas. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 376.9 mm (14.8 in) less which is equivalent to 376.9 l/m² (9.25 US gal/ft²) or 3,769,000 l/ha (402,931 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.1° lower in San J. Matas than in Puntarenas.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for San J. Matas relative to Puntarenas. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Puntarenas vs San J. Matas.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-10) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) 0 (-1) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -3 (-5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +51 (+2) +63 (+2) +70 (+3) +121 (+5) +8 (+0) -130 (-5) -130 (-5) -171 (-7) -192 (-8) -114 (-4) 0 (0) +47 (+2) -377 (-15)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 30' -0h 19' -0h 03' +0h 13' +0h 27' +0h 34' +0h 31' +0h 19' +0h 03' -0h 13' -0h 27' -0h 34'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -9.3 -9.3 -9.3 -5.2 +9 +9.3 +8.6 -5.3 -9.2 -9.2 -9.2 -9.3   -4.1

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