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Santiago vs San Salvador Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Santiago, Chile and San Salvador, El Salvador is approximately 5,605 km or 3,483 mi.
  • To reach Santiago in this distance one would set out from San Salvador bearing 159.9° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Santiago bearing 156.4° or SSE .
  • Santiago has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas San Salvador has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Santiago is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas San Salvador is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 9.2 °C (16.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.9 °C (19.6°F) more in Santiago. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1514.4 mm (59.6 in) less which is equivalent to 1514.4 l/m (37.17 US gal/ft) or 15,144,000 l/ha (1,618,994 US gal/ac) less. About 1/7 as much.
  • There are 495 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Santiago. In whichever way circa 1h 20' less per day or about 5/6 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16.5° lower in Santiago than in San Salvador.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (+2) -1 (-2) -4 (-7) -8 (-14) -13 (-23) -14 (-25) -14 (-25) -13 (-23) -9 (-16) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) 0 (0) -7 (-12)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -7 (-13) -11 (-20) -14 (-25) -15 (-28) -16 (-28) -14 (-26) -12 (-22) -8 (-15) -5 (-10) -3 (-5) -9 (-17)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -6 (-11) -9 (-16) -12 (-22) -14 (-25) -14 (-25) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -9 (-16) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -9 (-16)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -5 (0) -2 (0) -5 (0) -53 (-2) -149 (-6) -266 (-10) -223 (-9) -259 (-10) -309 (-12) -210 (-8) -27 (-1) -6 (0) -1514 (-60)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -3) -5 ( -16) -10 ( -33) -10 ( -32) -11 ( -35) -12 ( -40) -10 ( -32) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3)   -61 ( -17)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 40' +0h 06' -0h 56' -1h 56' -3h 19' -2h 46' -4h 09' -3h 50' -0h 44' -0h 05' -0h 00' +0h 52'   -1h 20'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +2h 39' +1h 39' +0h 18' -1h 08' -2h 21' -2h 58' -2h 42' -1h 39' -0h 15' +1h 11' +2h 23' +2h 58'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +19.7 +1 -20.5 -43.8 -47.1 -47.2 -47.1 -43.6 -20.8 +2 +20 +27   -16.5

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