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Otaru vs Christchurch Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Otaru, Japan and Christchurch, New Zealand is approximately 10,143 km or 6,303 mi.
  • To reach Otaru in this distance one would set out from Christchurch bearing 337.5° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Otaru bearing 337.7° or NNW .
  • Otaru has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb) whereas Christchurch has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Otaru is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome whereas Christchurch is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The average temperature is 3.4 °C (6.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.8 °C (24.8°F) more in Otaru. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 610.5 mm (24 in) more which is equivalent to 610.5 l/m² (14.98 US gal/ft²) or 6,105,000 l/ha (652,665 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1° higher in Otaru than in Christchurch.
  • Relative humidity levels are 6.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.3°C (7.7°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-41) -22 (-39) -16 (-28) -7 (-12) +3 (+5) +9 (+16) +14 (+25) +14 (+24) +8 (+14) -2 (-3) -11 (-20) -18 (-33) -4 (-8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -21 (-38) -20 (-36) -15 (-27) -6 (-11) +3 (+5) +9 (+17) +14 (+25) +14 (+26) +8 (+14) -1 (-1) -10 (-17) -17 (-30) -3 (-6)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-33) -18 (-33) -13 (-23) -6 (-10) +3 (+6) +10 (+18) +15 (+28) +16 (+29) +9 (+15) +0 (+0) -8 (-14) -15 (-27) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +85 (+3) +60 (+2) +23 (+1) +8 (+0) +1 (+0) +8 (+0) +7 (+0) +66 (+3) +92 (+4) +97 (+4) +82 (+3) +83 (+3) +611 (+24)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 38' -3h 28' -0h 38' +2h 24' +4h 59' +6h 19' +5h 43' +3h 29' +0h 32' -2h 29' -5h 03' -6h 19'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -39.4 -20.9 +0.7 +23.9 +40.6 +47.2 +41.3 +24.7 +2 -20.8 -39.2 -46.5   +1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -2 -3 -10 -13 -13 -5 -3 -2 -5 -9 -5 -3   -6.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -20 (-36) -19.4 (-35) -15.8 (-28) -8.4 (-15) +0.1 (+0) +8.2 (+15) +13 (+23) +13.6 (+24) +6.6 (+12) -2.5 (-5) -10 (-18) -16.4 (-30) -4.3 (-8)

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