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Darfield vs Otautau Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Darfield, New Zealand and Otautau, New Zealand is approximately 442 km or 275 mi.
  • To reach Darfield in this distance one would set out from Otautau bearing 48.7° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Darfield bearing 45.8° or NE .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Darfield is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Otautau is in or near the cool temperate desert scrub biome.
  • The mean temperature is 1.8 °C (3.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.5 °C (4.5°F) more in Darfield. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 378.6 mm (14.9 in) less which is equivalent to 378.6 l/m² (9.29 US gal/ft²) or 3,786,000 l/ha (404,749 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.7° higher in Darfield than in Otautau.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +2 (+3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -44 (-2) -19 (-1) -30 (-1) -42 (-2) -63 (-2) -51 (-2) -11 (0) -1 (0) -41 (-2) -28 (-1) -19 (-1) -31 (-1) -379 (-15)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 17' -0h 10' -0h 01' +0h 07' +0h 15' +0h 20' +0h 18' +0h 10' +0h 01' -0h 07' -0h 15' -0h 20'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +2.7 +2.7 +2.7 +2.7 +2.7 +2.7 +2.7 +2.7 +2.7 +2.7 +2.7 +2.7   +2.7

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