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Kaikoura vs Opotiki Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kaikoura, New Zealand and Opotiki, New Zealand is approximately 570 km or 354 mi.
  • To reach Kaikoura in this distance one would set out from Opotiki bearing 211.1° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Kaikoura bearing 213.4° or SSW .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Both are in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 1.8 °C (3.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.9 °C (1.6°F) less in Kaikoura. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 513.9 mm (20.2 in) less which is equivalent to 513.9 l/m² (12.61 US gal/ft²) or 5,139,000 l/ha (549,393 US gal/ac) less. About 5/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.3° lower in Kaikoura than in Opotiki.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -1 (-3) -1 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -34 (-1) -27 (-1) -45 (-2) -20 (-1) -27 (-1) -68 (-3) -30 (-1) -59 (-2) -56 (-2) -38 (-1) -41 (-2) -69 (-3) -514 (-20)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 24' +0h 14' +0h 02' -0h 10' -0h 21' -0h 27' -0h 24' -0h 14' -0h 02' +0h 10' +0h 21' +0h 27'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -4.3 -4.3 -4.4 -4.4 -4.3 -4.3 -4.3 -4.3 -4.3 -4.3 -4.3 -4.3   -4.3

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