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Santiago vs Puntarenas Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Santiago, Chile and Puntarenas, Costa Rica is approximately 5,059 km or 3,144 mi.
  • To reach Santiago in this distance one would set out from Puntarenas bearing 163.4° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Santiago bearing 160.3° or SSE .
  • Santiago has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Puntarenas has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Santiago is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Puntarenas is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 13.5 °C (24.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.6 °C (19.1°F) more in Santiago. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1341.9 mm (52.8 in) less which is equivalent to 1341.9 l/m² (32.93 US gal/ft²) or 13,419,000 l/ha (1,434,580 US gal/ac) less. About 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 17.8° lower in Santiago than in Puntarenas.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -9 (-15) -12 (-21) -16 (-28) -18 (-32) -19 (-35) -19 (-35) -18 (-32) -16 (-28) -13 (-23) -10 (-18) -7 (-13) -14 (-24)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -5 (0) -1 (0) -3 (0) -22 (-1) -155 (-6) -175 (-7) -101 (-4) -198 (-8) -296 (-12) -247 (-10) -109 (-4) -31 (-1) -1342 (-53)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +2h 27' +1h 32' +0h 16' -1h 03' -2h 11' -2h 45' -2h 30' -1h 32' -0h 14' +1h 05' +2h 12' +2h 45'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +16 -2.7 -24.2 -43.4 -43.4 -43.4 -43.4 -43.4 -24.5 -1.7 +16.3 +23.3   -17.8

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