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Cold Bay, Alaska vs San Jose Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cold Bay, Alaska, Usa and San Jose, Costa Rica is approximately 8,382 km or 5,208 mi.
  • To reach Cold Bay, Alaska in this distance one would set out from San Jose bearing 324.7° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Cold Bay, Alaska bearing 273.6° or W .
  • Cold Bay, Alaska has a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc) whereas San Jose 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 San Jose is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 17 °C (30.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.9 °C (19.6°F) more in Cold Bay, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 883.7 mm (34.8 in) less which is equivalent to 883.7 l/m² (21.69 US gal/ft²) or 8,837,000 l/ha (944,734 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 38.8° lower in Cold Bay, Alaska than in San Jose.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-42) -24 (-43) -24 (-44) -24 (-43) -20 (-36) -17 (-30) -13 (-24) -13 (-23) -16 (-28) -19 (-35) -21 (-38) -22 (-40) -20 (-36)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -21 (-38) -22 (-39) -22 (-39) -21 (-37) -17 (-31) -14 (-25) -11 (-19) -10 (-18) -13 (-23) -16 (-29) -19 (-34) -20 (-36) -17 (-31)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-33) -19 (-34) -19 (-34) -18 (-32) -14 (-26) -11 (-20) -8 (-15) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -13 (-24) -16 (-29) -18 (-32) -14 (-26)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +57 (+2) +53 (+2) +35 (+1) +4 (+0) -171 (-7) -188 (-7) -147 (-6) -158 (-6) -193 (-8) -190 (-7) -39 (-2) +52 (+2) -884 (-35)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +15 (+48) +20 (+71) +17 (+55) +4 (+13) -4 ( -13) -7 ( -23) -9 ( -29) -3 ( -10) -5 ( -17) -5 ( -16) +5 (+17) +11 (+35)   +39 (+11)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 56' -2h 22' -0h 25' +1h 37' +3h 27' +4h 27' +4h 00' +2h 22' +0h 22' -1h 40' -3h 29' -4h 28'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -45 -44.9 -45 -41 -24.5 -18.3 -24.3 -41.1 -45.1 -45.1 -45.2 -45.2   -38.8

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