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Otaru vs Shanghai Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Otaru, Japan and Shanghai, China is approximately 2,175 km or 1,351 mi.
  • To reach Otaru in this distance one would set out from Shanghai bearing 46.8° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Otaru bearing 58.8° or ENE .
  • Otaru has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb) whereas Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Otaru is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome whereas Shanghai is in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 7.5 °C (13.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.1 °C (2°F) more in Otaru. The continentality subtype is subcontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 114.7 mm (4.5 in) more which is equivalent to 114.7 l/m² (2.82 US gal/ft²) or 1,147,000 l/ha (122,622 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 12° lower in Otaru than in Shanghai.
  • Relative humidity levels are 8.4% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 8.7°C (15.7°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -9 (-17) -8 (-15) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -8 (-14)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -8 (-15) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -8 (-15) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -8 (-14)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -8 (-15) -9 (-15) -9 (-15) -9 (-15) -7 (-12) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -8 (-14)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +93 (+4) +42 (+2) -1 (0) -41 (-2) -56 (-2) -94 (-4) -53 (-2) -8 (0) -22 (-1) +80 (+3) +81 (+3) +93 (+4) +115 (+5)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 01' -0h 37' -0h 06' +0h 25' +0h 53' +1h 08' +1h 01' +0h 37' +0h 05' -0h 26' -0h 54' -1h 08'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -11.9 -12 -11.9 -12 -11.9 -11.9 -11.9 -11.9 -11.9 -11.9 -11.9 -12   -12
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -6 -8 -11 -13 -10 -6 -3 -5 -11 -12 -10 -6   -8.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -7.7 (-14) -8.7 (-16) -9.5 (-17) -10.3 (-19) -9.5 (-17) -8.8 (-16) -8.5 (-15) -7 (-13) -8.3 (-15) -9.4 (-17) -9.6 (-17) -7.5 (-14) -8.7 (-16)

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