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Timaru vs Kaikoura Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timaru, New Zealand and Kaikoura, New Zealand is approximately 290 km or 180 mi.
  • To reach Timaru in this distance one would set out from Kaikoura bearing 222.9° or SW and follow the great circles arc to approach Timaru bearing 224.7° or SW .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Timaru is in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome whereas Kaikoura is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 1.7 °C (3.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.2 °C (4°F) more in Timaru. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 269.3 mm (10.6 in) less which is equivalent to 269.3 l/m² (6.61 US gal/ft²) or 2,693,000 l/ha (287,900 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.9° lower in Timaru than in Kaikoura.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +2 (+0) -5 (0) -33 (-1) -29 (-1) -38 (-1) -30 (-1) -42 (-2) -40 (-2) -25 (-1) -12 (0) -9 (0) -8 (0) -269 (-11)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 11' +0h 07' +0h 01' -0h 04' -0h 10' -0h 13' -0h 11' -0h 07' -0h 01' +0h 04' +0h 10' +0h 13'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -1.8 -1.9 -1.8 -1.8 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.8 -1.9   -1.9

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