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Funchal vs Puerto Plata Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Funchal, Madeira and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic is approximately 5,483 km or 3,407 mi.
  • To reach Funchal in this distance one would set out from Puerto Plata bearing 63.5° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Funchal bearing 88.8° or E .
  • Funchal has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa) whereas Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The mean temperature is 6.3 °C (11.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.9 °C (3.4°F) more in Funchal. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1284 mm (50.6 in) less which is equivalent to 1284 l/m² (31.51 US gal/ft²) or 12,840,000 l/ha (1,372,681 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11.8° lower in Funchal than in Puerto Plata.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -9 (-15) -9 (-17) -8 (-15) -9 (-16) -7 (-12) -5 (-10) -5 (-10) -7 (-12) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -7 (-13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -7 (-12) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -5 (-8) -4 (-8) -6 (-10) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -6 (-11)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -6 (-12) -6 (-10) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) -4 (-8) -5 (-10) -5 (-9) -5 (-9)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -106 (-4) -75 (-3) -70 (-3) -121 (-5) -149 (-6) -70 (-3) -76 (-3) -85 (-3) -60 (-2) -83 (-3) -182 (-7) -207 (-8) -1284 (-51)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 50' -0h 31' -0h 05' +0h 21' +0h 44' +0h 56' +0h 50' +0h 31' +0h 04' -0h 22' -0h 45' -0h 56'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -12.9 -12.9 -12.9 -12.9 -11.5 -5.5 -10.7 -12.8 -12.8 -12.8 -12.8 -12.8   -11.8

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