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Santiago vs La Rioja Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Santiago, Chile and La Rioja, Argentina is approximately 588 km or 365 mi.
  • To reach Santiago in this distance one would set out from La Rioja bearing 217.8° or SW and follow the great circles arc to approach Santiago bearing 219.9° or SW .
  • Santiago has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas La Rioja has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Santiago is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas La Rioja is in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 7.2 °C (13°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.6 °C (6.5°F) less in Santiago. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 100 mm (3.9 in) less which is equivalent to 100 l/m² (2.45 US gal/ft²) or 1,000,000 l/ha (106,907 US gal/ac) less. About 5/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.1° lower in Santiago than in La Rioja.
  • Relative humidity levels are 11.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.6°C (6.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -4 (-8) -3 (-6) -4 (-8) -6 (-12) -5 (-10) -5 (-8) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -9 (-15) -8 (-15) -7 (-13) -6 (-11)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -7 (-12) -7 (-12) -7 (-12) -6 (-10) -3 (-6) -4 (-6) -5 (-10) -7 (-13) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -7 (-12)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -4 (-6) -1 (-2) -1 (-3) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -7 (-13) -8 (-15) -9 (-17) -6 (-10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -80 (-3) -71 (-3) -51 (-2) -11 (0) +34 (+1) +54 (+2) +78 (+3) +32 (+1) +9 (+0) -3 (0) -35 (-1) -56 (-2) -100 (-4)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 17' +0h 10' +0h 02' -0h 07' -0h 15' -0h 19' -0h 18' -0h 10' -0h 01' +0h 07' +0h 15' +0h 19'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -4 -4.1 -4.1 -4.1 -4.1 -4.1 -4.1 -4.1 -4.1 -4 -4 -4.1   -4.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -3 -3 -2 +4 +11 +16 +20 +29 +30 +24 +12 +3   +11.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -7.6 (-14) -7.1 (-13) -6.9 (-12) -5.6 (-10) -3.1 (-6) -0.2 (0) +0.4 (+1) +1.1 (+2) +0.1 (+0) -2.3 (-4) -5 (-9) -6.7 (-12) -3.6 (-6)

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