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Pyongyang vs Puntarenas Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Pyongyang, North Korea and Puntarenas, Costa Rica is approximately 13,713 km or 8,522 mi.
  • To reach Pyongyang in this distance one would set out from Puntarenas bearing 331.7° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Pyongyang bearing 216.9° or SW .
  • Pyongyang has a hot summer continental climate with dry winters (Dwa) whereas Puntarenas has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Pyongyang is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Puntarenas is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 17.6 °C (31.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 29.9 °C (53.8°F) more in Pyongyang. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 603.1 mm (23.7 in) less which is equivalent to 603.1 l/m² (14.8 US gal/ft²) or 6,031,000 l/ha (644,754 US gal/ac) less. About 5/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 22.6° lower in Pyongyang than in Puntarenas.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -35 (-62) -32 (-58) -26 (-48) -19 (-34) -12 (-21) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -8 (-14) -15 (-26) -23 (-41) -31 (-55) -18 (-32)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +8 (+0) +10 (+0) +22 (+1) +24 (+1) -133 (-5) -140 (-6) +100 (+4) +13 (+1) -202 (-8) -214 (-8) -80 (-3) -10 (0) -603 (-24)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 53' -1h 10' -0h 12' +0h 48' +1h 40' +2h 07' +1h 55' +1h 10' +0h 11' -0h 50' -1h 41' -2h 07'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -29.1 -29.1 -29.2 -25.1 -8.6 -2.1 -8.1 -24.8 -28.7 -28.6 -28.8 -29   -22.6

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