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Karuizawa vs Kaikoura Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Karuizawa, Japan and Kaikoura, New Zealand is approximately 9,457 km or 5,876 mi.
  • To reach Karuizawa in this distance one would set out from Kaikoura bearing 332.3° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Karuizawa bearing 334.7° or NNW .
  • Karuizawa has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb) whereas Kaikoura has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Karuizawa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Kaikoura is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 4.6 °C (8.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.4 °C (27.7°F) more in Karuizawa. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 386 mm (15.2 in) more which is equivalent to 386 l/m (9.47 US gal/ft) or 3,860,000 l/ha (412,660 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 6.7° higher in Karuizawa than in Kaikoura.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -21 (-37) -20 (-36) -16 (-28) -7 (-12) +1 (+1) +7 (+12) +11 (+20) +12 (+21) +6 (+10) -2 (-4) -9 (-17) -16 (-30) -5 (-8)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -23 (-1) -10 (0) -29 (-1) +4 (+0) +23 (+1) +121 (+5) +98 (+4) +77 (+3) +115 (+5) +47 (+2) -8 (0) -31 (-1) +386 (+15)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 54' -3h 02' -0h 33' +2h 05' +4h 20' +5h 29' +4h 58' +3h 02' +0h 28' -2h 10' -4h 23' -5h 29'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -33.7 -15.2 +6.4 +29.7 +46.3 +52.9 +47 +30.4 +7.6 -15.1 -33.5 -40.8   +6.7

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