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Port Moresby vs Dakhla Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and Dakhla, Western Sahara is approximately 17,618 km or 10,948 mi.
  • To reach Port Moresby in this distance one would set out from Dakhla bearing 51.4° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Port Moresby bearing 133.5° or SE .
  • Port Moresby has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Dakhla has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Port Moresby is in or near the tropical dry forest biome whereas Dakhla is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 6.6 °C (11.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.5 °C (6.3°F) less in Port Moresby. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1117 mm (44 in) more which is equivalent to 1117 l/m² (27.41 US gal/ft²) or 11,170,000 l/ha (1,194,147 US gal/ac) more. About 34 6/7 as much.
  • There are 628 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Port Moresby. In whichever way circa 1h 43' less per day or about 4/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 6.8° higher in Port Moresby than in Dakhla.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.9% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 7.7°C (13.8°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +11 (+19) +9 (+15) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +5 (+8) +4 (+6) +4 (+7) +5 (+8) +7 (+13) +10 (+17) +7 (+12)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +148 (+6) +193 (+8) +169 (+7) +172 (+7) +48 (+2) +31 (+1) +12 (+0) +35 (+1) +43 (+2) +18 (+1) +94 (+4) +154 (+6) +1117 (+44)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +6 (+19) +6 (+21) +8 (+26) +4 (+13) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) +2 (+6) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) +4 (+13)   +34 (+9)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 46' -3h 04' -3h 17' -1h 54' -2h 11' -2h 00' -1h 32' -0h 40' -1h 46' -1h 19' +0h 16' -0h 25'   -1h 43'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 46' +1h 06' +0h 12' -0h 45' -1h 34' -1h 58' -1h 47' -1h 06' -0h 10' +0h 47' +1h 35' +1h 58'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +32.8 +30.7 +13.6 -9.4 -26 -32.4 -26.4 -9.9 +12.8 +30.7 +32.8 +33.1   +6.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +11 +12 +10 +11 +15 +5 +0 -2 -3 +2 +2 +8   +5.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +12.5 (+23) +10.8 (+19) +9.8 (+18) +9.6 (+17) +9.9 (+18) +5.9 (+11) +4.3 (+8) +2.9 (+5) +3.2 (+6) +4.8 (+9) +7.2 (+13) +10.9 (+20) +7.7 (+14)

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