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Guatemala City vs San Jose Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Guatemala City, Guatemala and San Jose, Costa Rica is approximately 872 km or 542 mi.
  • To reach Guatemala City in this distance one would set out from San Jose bearing 307.3° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Guatemala City bearing 306° or NW .
  • Guatemala City has a humid subtropical climate with dry winters (Cwa) whereas San Jose has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Guatemala City is in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome whereas San Jose is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 0.6 °C (1.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3 °C (5.4°F) more in Guatemala City. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 482 mm (19 in) less which is equivalent to 482 l/m² (11.83 US gal/ft²) or 4,820,000 l/ha (515,290 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.7° lower in Guatemala City than in San Jose.
  • Relative humidity levels are 3.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.3°C (2.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) 1 (+2) 1 (+2) 1 (+2) +2 (+4) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) 0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) 0 (0) -1 (-1) +1 (+2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -1 (-1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -1 (-2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -7 (0) -2 (0) -7 (0) -16 (-1) -77 (-3) +33 (+1) -8 (0) -42 (-2) -74 (-3) -127 (-5) -122 (-5) -33 (-1) -482 (-19)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1 (+3) +1 (+4) +1 (+3) -2 ( -7) -4 ( -13) +1 (+3) -2 ( -6) -3 ( -10) -2 ( -7) -7 ( -23) -7 ( -23) -2 ( -6)   -25 ( -7)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 15' -0h 09' -0h 01' +0h 06' +0h 13' +0h 16' +0h 15' +0h 09' +0h 01' -0h 06' -0h 13' -0h 16'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -4.6 -4.6 -4.6 -0.5 +4.7 +4.7 +4.6 -0.6 -4.6 -4.6 -4.7 -4.6   -1.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +6 +5 -4 -9 -15 -4 -7 -1 -5 -6 +0 +3   -3.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -0.5 (-1) +0.8 (+1) -1.2 (-2) -2.9 (-5) -2.8 (-5) -0.9 (-2) -1.6 (-3) -0.2 (0) -1.6 (-3) -2.2 (-4) -1.5 (-3) -1.2 (-2) -1.3 (-2)

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