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Cold Bay, Alaska vs Merauke, Papua Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cold Bay, Alaska, Usa and Merauke, Papua, Indonesia is approximately 8,807 km or 5,473 mi.
  • To reach Cold Bay, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Merauke, Papua bearing 29.1° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Cold Bay, Alaska bearing 57.5° or ENE .
  • Cold Bay, Alaska has a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc) whereas Merauke, Papua has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Cold Bay, Alaska is in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome whereas Merauke, Papua is in or near the tropical moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 22.5 °C (40.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11.4 °C (20.5°F) more in Cold Bay, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 541.7 mm (21.3 in) less which is equivalent to 541.7 l/m² (13.29 US gal/ft²) or 5,417,000 l/ha (579,113 US gal/ac) less. About 5/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 38.5° lower in Cold Bay, Alaska than in Merauke, Papua.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Cold Bay, Alaska relative to Merauke, Papua. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Merauke, Papua vs Cold Bay, Alaska.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -29 (-52) -29 (-51) -28 (-51) -25 (-46) -22 (-39) -17 (-31) -15 (-26) -14 (-26) -16 (-29) -22 (-39) -26 (-46) -28 (-50) -23 (-41)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -132 (-5) -294 (-12) -147 (-6) -136 (-5) -25 (-1) +0 (+0) +27 (+1) +66 (+3) +104 (+4) +83 (+3) +44 (+2) -133 (-5) -542 (-21)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) +4 (+14) +2 (+6) -2 ( -7) +7 (+23) +5 (+17) +5 (+16) +16 (+52) +15 (+50) +15 (+48) +10 (+33) +4 (+13)   +81 (+22)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 53' -2h 57' -0h 32' +2h 01' +4h 17' +5h 31' +4h 57' +2h 58' +0h 27' -2h 06' -4h 20' -5h 31'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -63.1 -61.5 -45.9 -22.8 -6.3 +0.1 -5.9 -22.7 -45.3 -61.8 -63.4 -63.6   -38.5

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