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Cold Bay, Alaska vs Port Moresby Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cold Bay, Alaska, Usa and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea is approximately 8,550 km or 5,313 mi.
  • To reach Cold Bay, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Port Moresby bearing 26.7° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Cold Bay, Alaska bearing 51° or NE .
  • Cold Bay, Alaska has a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc) whereas Port Moresby 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 Port Moresby is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 23.5 °C (42.3°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 235.7 mm (9.3 in) less which is equivalent to 235.7 l/m² (5.78 US gal/ft²) or 2,357,000 l/ha (251,979 US gal/ac) less. About 4/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 38.2° lower in Cold Bay, Alaska than in Port Moresby.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -30 (-54) -30 (-53) -28 (-51) -26 (-47) -23 (-41) -18 (-33) -16 (-28) -15 (-27) -18 (-33) -23 (-41) -27 (-48) -29 (-51) -24 (-42)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -78 (-3) -136 (-5) -115 (-5) -123 (-5) +9 (+0) +22 (+1) +52 (+2) +45 (+2) +59 (+2) +90 (+4) +9 (+0) -71 (-3) -236 (-9)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +10 (+32) +14 (+50) +10 (+32) +6 (+20) +13 (+42) +12 (+40) +12 (+39) +19 (+61) +17 (+57) +18 (+58) +16 (+53) +11 (+35)   +158 (+43)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 56' -2h 59' -0h 32' +2h 03' +4h 20' +5h 34' +5h 00' +2h 59' +0h 28' -2h 07' -4h 23' -5h 34'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -64.1 -61.9 -44.9 -21.9 -5.3 +1.1 -4.9 -21.7 -44.4 -62.2 -64.3 -64.6   -38.2

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