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Kaikoura vs Kumamoto Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kaikoura, New Zealand and Kumamoto, Japan is approximately 9,444 km or 5,869 mi.
  • To reach Kaikoura in this distance one would set out from Kumamoto bearing 149.6° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Kaikoura bearing 144.9° or SE .
  • Kaikoura has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Kumamoto has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Kaikoura is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Kumamoto is in or near the warm temperate wet forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 3.9 °C (7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14 °C (25.2°F) less in Kaikoura. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1142.5 mm (45 in) less which is equivalent to 1142.5 l/m² (28.04 US gal/ft²) or 11,425,000 l/ha (1,221,408 US gal/ac) less. About 3/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 10.3° lower in Kaikoura than in Kumamoto.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+21) +10 (+18) +6 (+10) -2 (-4) -9 (-16) -14 (-26) -19 (-34) -19 (-35) -14 (-25) -7 (-12) +1 (+2) +8 (+15) -4 (-7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -8 (0) -26 (-1) -34 (-1) -79 (-3) -117 (-5) -327 (-13) -306 (-12) -108 (-4) -99 (-4) -30 (-1) -15 (-1) +5 (+0) -1143 (-45)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +4h 37' +2h 51' +0h 31' -1h 58' -4h 05' -5h 10' -4h 41' -2h 52' -0h 27' +2h 02' +4h 08' +5h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +30.2 +11.6 -9.9 -33.2 -49.8 -56.4 -50.5 -33.9 -11.1 +11.6 +30 +37.2   -10.3

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