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Kaikoura vs Otaru Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kaikoura, New Zealand and Otaru, Japan is approximately 10,062 km or 6,253 mi.
  • To reach Kaikoura in this distance one would set out from Otaru bearing 156.5° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Kaikoura bearing 156.8° or SSE .
  • Kaikoura has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Otaru has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • Kaikoura is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Otaru is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 4 °C (7.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 16.5 °C (29.7°F) less in Kaikoura. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 400.4 mm (15.8 in) less which is equivalent to 400.4 l/m² (9.83 US gal/ft²) or 4,004,000 l/ha (428,054 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.1° higher in Kaikoura than in Otaru.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +20 (+37) +20 (+35) +15 (+27) +7 (+13) -1 (-1) -7 (-12) -12 (-21) -13 (-24) -7 (-13) +1 (+1) +9 (+16) +16 (+29) +4 (+7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -79 (-3) -49 (-2) +7 (+0) +19 (+1) +27 (+1) +8 (+0) +11 (+0) -43 (-2) -75 (-3) -81 (-3) -73 (-3) -74 (-3) -400 (-16)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +5h 31' +3h 24' +0h 37' -2h 21' -4h 53' -6h 11' -5h 36' -3h 25' -0h 32' +2h 26' +4h 57' +6h 11'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +40.5 +22 +0.4 -22.8 -39.5 -46.1 -40.2 -23.6 -0.8 +21.9 +40.3 +47.6   +0.1

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