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Santiago vs Quito Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Santiago, Chile and Quito, Ecuador is approximately 3,795 km or 2,358 mi.
  • To reach Santiago in this distance one would set out from Quito bearing 168.4° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Santiago bearing 166° or SSE .
  • Santiago has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Quito has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb).
  • Santiago is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Quito is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 0.8 °C (1.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11.9 °C (21.4°F) more in Santiago. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 752.2 mm (29.6 in) less which is equivalent to 752.2 l/m (18.46 US gal/ft) or 7,522,000 l/ha (804,152 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • There are 404 more hours of sunlight per year in Santiago. In whichever way circa 1h 07' more per day or about 1 1/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 18.8° lower in Santiago than in Quito.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.8% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2°C (3.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) 2 (+4) -5 (-9) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -4 (-7) 0 (0) +3 (+5) +6 (+11) 0 (+0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +2 (+4) -1 (-2) -5 (-8) -7 (-12) -7 (-13) -6 (-12) -4 (-8) -1 (-1) +2 (+4) +5 (+9) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) 0 (0) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +0 (+0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -73 (-3) -113 (-4) -124 (-5) -142 (-6) -57 (-2) +19 (+1) +54 (+2) +6 (+0) -64 (-3) -105 (-4) -71 (-3) -82 (-3) -752 (-30)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -15 ( -48) -16 ( -57) -19 ( -61) -18 ( -60) -11 ( -35) -1 ( -3) +4 (+13) +2 (+6) -4 ( -13) -13 ( -42) -13 ( -43) -15 ( -48)   -119 ( -33)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +5h 00' +4h 57' +4h 17' +1h 38' -1h 30' -3h 16' -3h 30' -2h 30' -0h 56' +1h 19' +3h 20' +4h 42'   +1h 07'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 56' +1h 12' +0h 13' -0h 50' -1h 43' -2h 10' -1h 58' -1h 12' -0h 11' +0h 51' +1h 44' +2h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +5.9 -12.5 -32 -33.3 -33.3 -33.3 -33.3 -33.3 -32.2 -11.6 +6.2 +13.2   -18.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -23 -19 -15 -9 +0 +9 +17 +17 +9 -7 -16 -21   -4.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +0.6 (+1) +0.9 (+2) -0.8 (-1) -2.9 (-5) -4.4 (-8) -4.9 (-9) -3.7 (-7) -2.8 (-5) -2.3 (-4) -2 (-4) -1.2 (-2) -0.1 (0) -2 (-4)

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