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Guangzhou vs Puttalam Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Guangzhou, China and Puttalam, Sri Lanka is approximately 3,964 km or 2,463 mi.
  • To reach Guangzhou in this distance one would set out from Puttalam bearing 60.9° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Guangzhou bearing 70.3° or ENE .
  • Guangzhou has a humid subtropical climate with dry winters (Cwa) whereas Puttalam has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry summers (As).
  • Guangzhou is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Puttalam is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 6 °C (10.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12 °C (21.6°F) more in Guangzhou. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 487 mm (19.2 in) more which is equivalent to 487 l/m² (11.95 US gal/ft²) or 4,870,000 l/ha (520,635 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 7.3° lower in Guangzhou than in Puttalam.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-22) -14 (-25) -12 (-21) -8 (-14) -3 (-5) 0 (0) 1 (+2) 1 (+2) 0 (-1) -3 (-5) -6 (-11) -9 (-17) -5 (-10)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -13 (-23) -13 (-23) -10 (-19) -7 (-12) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) 0 (0) 0 (0) -1 (-3) -4 (-6) -7 (-13) -11 (-20) -6 (-11)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-20) -10 (-18) -8 (-15) -5 (-10) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) 0 (-1) 0 (-1) -2 (-3) -4 (-6) -7 (-13) -11 (-20) -5 (-10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -12 (0) +25 (+1) +19 (+1) +6 (+0) +189 (+7) +216 (+8) +212 (+8) +205 (+8) +108 (+4) -159 (-6) -207 (-8) -115 (-5) +487 (+19)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 50' -0h 31' -0h 05' +0h 21' +0h 45' +0h 56' +0h 51' +0h 31' +0h 05' -0h 22' -0h 45' -0h 56'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -15.1 -15.1 -15.1 -7.6 +9 +15 +9.4 -6.9 -15 -15 -15.1 -15.1   -7.3

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