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Pyongyang vs Kandahar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Pyongyang, North Korea and Kandahar, Afghanistan is approximately 5,408 km or 3,360 mi.
  • To reach Pyongyang in this distance one would set out from Kandahar bearing 63.6° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Pyongyang bearing 100.5° or E .
  • Pyongyang has a hot summer continental climate with dry winters (Dwa) whereas Kandahar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Pyongyang is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Kandahar is in or near the warm temperate desert scrub biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 9 °C (16.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.4 °C (9.7°F) more in Pyongyang. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 809.8 mm (31.9 in) more which is equivalent to 809.8 l/m² (19.87 US gal/ft²) or 8,098,000 l/ha (865,730 US gal/ac) more. About 5 1/4 as much.
  • There are 777 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Pyongyang. In whichever way circa 2h 06' less per day or about 7/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 7.5° lower in Pyongyang than in Kandahar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 34.1% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.9°C (3.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -15 (-27) -14 (-25) -15 (-26) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -11 (-20) -9 (-17) -9 (-16) -9 (-15) -12 (-22) -15 (-28) -12 (-22)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -10 (-19) -9 (-17) -9 (-17) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -12 (-21) -9 (-16)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -10 (-18) -8 (-15) -6 (-10) -5 (-8) -3 (-5) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -11 (-20) -6 (-11)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -40 (-2) -30 (-1) -13 (-1) +35 (+1) +60 (+2) +91 (+4) +279 (+11) +247 (+10) +109 (+4) +40 (+2) +30 (+1) +1 (+0) +810 (+32)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1 (+3) -7 ( -25) 0 ( 0) -6 ( -20) +7 (+23) +7 (+23) +12 (+39) +10 (+32) +7 (+23) +5 (+16) +7 (+23) +3 (+10)   +46 (+12)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 15' +0h 40' -0h 07' -0h 04' -3h 07' -3h 32' -4h 52' -5h 03' -2h 38' -2h 05' -2h 54' -1h 17'   -2h 06'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 36' -0h 22' -0h 04' +0h 15' +0h 31' +0h 40' +0h 36' +0h 22' +0h 03' -0h 15' -0h 32' -0h 40'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -7.6 -7.5 -7.6 -7.6 -7.6 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5   -7.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +16 +11 +16 +22 +36 +48 +55 +55 +51 +44 +33 +22   +34.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -9 (-16) -8.8 (-16) -7 (-13) -3.4 (-6) +3.1 (+6) +8.6 (+15) +11.1 (+20) +13.4 (+24) +12.4 (+22) +7.5 (+14) +1.3 (+2) -6.1 (-11) +1.9 (+3)

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