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Taif vs Kaikoura Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Taif, Saudi Arabia and Kaikoura, New Zealand is approximately 15,100 km or 9,383 mi.
  • To reach Taif in this distance one would set out from Kaikoura bearing 256.8° or WSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Taif bearing 309.4° or NW .
  • Taif has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Kaikoura has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Taif is in or near the subtropical desert scrub biome whereas Kaikoura is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 10.1 °C (18.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.5 °C (8.1°F) more in Taif. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 706.3 mm (27.8 in) less which is equivalent to 706.3 l/m (17.33 US gal/ft) or 7,063,000 l/ha (755,082 US gal/ac) less. About 1/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 21.2° higher in Taif than in Kaikoura.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) +0 (+1) +4 (+8) +9 (+15) +15 (+27) +20 (+36) +21 (+37) +20 (+36) +17 (+31) +11 (+20) +5 (+10) +1 (+1) +10 (+18)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -45 (-2) -49 (-2) -73 (-3) -80 (-3) -55 (-2) -61 (-2) -83 (-3) -76 (-3) -52 (-2) -49 (-2) -37 (-1) -47 (-2) -706 (-28)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 52' -2h 24' -0h 26' +1h 39' +3h 25' +4h 20' +3h 56' +2h 24' +0h 22' -1h 42' -3h 28' -4h 20'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -18.8 -0.3 +21.3 +44.6 +61 +63.8 +61.1 +45.2 +22.3 -0.4 -18.7 -25.9   +21.2

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