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Port Moresby vs Darwin, Northern Territory Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia is approximately 1,813 km or 1,126 mi.
  • To reach Port Moresby in this distance one would set out from Darwin, Northern Territory bearing 81.1° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Port Moresby bearing 77.9° or ENE .
  • Both have a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • The mean temperature is 0.7 °C (1.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.6 °C (4.7°F) less in Port Moresby. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 555.2 mm (21.9 in) less which is equivalent to 555.2 l/m² (13.63 US gal/ft²) or 5,552,000 l/ha (593,546 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • There are 593 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Port Moresby. In whichever way circa 1h 37' less per day or about 4/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1° higher in Port Moresby than in Darwin, Northern Territory.
  • Relative humidity levels are 20.9% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.7°C (8.4°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (-1) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) 0 (0) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -1 (-3) -1 (-2) -1 (-1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -287 (-11) -149 (-6) -172 (-7) +88 (+3) +20 (+1) +29 (+1) +11 (+0) +29 (+1) +34 (+1) -56 (-2) -34 (-1) -70 (-3) -555 (-22)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -10 ( -32) -9 ( -32) -7 ( -23) -1 ( -3) +1 (+3) +2 (+7) +2 (+6) +2 (+6) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -6) -7 ( -23) -8 ( -26)   -37 ( -10)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 11' -0h 50' -0h 54' -0h 54' -2h 17' -2h 36' -3h 00' -3h 00' -3h 12' -2h 34' +0h 06' -0h 00'   -1h 37'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 09' -0h 05' -0h 01' +0h 04' +0h 08' +0h 10' +0h 09' +0h 05' +0h 00' -0h 04' -0h 08' -0h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -2.8 +0.2 +2.9 +3 +3 +2.9 +2.9 +3 +3 +0.2 -2.8 -3   +1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +5 +6 +10 +27 +39 +31 +32 +29 +24 +24 +15 +9   +20.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +0.9 (+2) +0.3 (+1) +1.1 (+2) +5.2 (+9) +9.6 (+17) +8.8 (+16) +9.6 (+17) +7.8 (+14) +5.5 (+10) +4.1 (+7) +2.4 (+4) +1 (+2) +4.7 (+8)

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