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Shirakawa vs Puntarenas Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Shirakawa, Japan and Puntarenas, Costa Rica is approximately 12,983 km or 8,068 mi.
  • To reach Shirakawa in this distance one would set out from Puntarenas bearing 320.8° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Shirakawa bearing 231.3° or SW .
  • Shirakawa has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) whereas Puntarenas has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Shirakawa is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome whereas Puntarenas is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 16 °C (28.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 21.2 °C (38.2°F) more in Shirakawa. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 305.9 mm (12 in) less which is equivalent to 305.9 l/m² (7.51 US gal/ft²) or 3,059,000 l/ha (327,027 US gal/ac) less. About 4/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 20.7° lower in Shirakawa than in Puntarenas.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -27 (-49) -28 (-50) -25 (-45) -19 (-34) -13 (-23) -9 (-15) -5 (-9) -3 (-6) -7 (-13) -14 (-24) -19 (-34) -24 (-43) -16 (-29)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +23 (+1) +41 (+2) +62 (+2) +70 (+3) -83 (-3) -53 (-2) -19 (-1) -34 (-1) -120 (-5) -140 (-6) -53 (-2) +2 (+0) -306 (-12)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 43' -1h 04' -0h 11' +0h 44' +1h 31' +1h 56' +1h 45' +1h 04' +0h 10' -0h 45' -1h 32' -1h 56'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -27.2 -27.2 -27.3 -23.2 -6.7 -0.2 -6.2 -22.9 -26.8 -26.7 -26.9 -27.1   -20.7

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