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Taiyuan vs Otaru Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Taiyuan, China and Otaru, Japan is approximately 2,473 km or 1,537 mi.
  • To reach Taiyuan in this distance one would set out from Otaru bearing 265.2° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Taiyuan bearing 246.5° or WSW .
  • Taiyuan has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Otaru has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • Taiyuan is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Otaru is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 1.3 °C (2.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.1 °C (7.4°F) more in Taiyuan. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 768.8 mm (30.3 in) less which is equivalent to 768.8 l/m² (18.87 US gal/ft²) or 7,688,000 l/ha (821,898 US gal/ac) less. About 3/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 5.6° higher in Taiyuan than in Otaru.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 3 (+5) +5 (+9) +8 (+14) +9 (+16) +9 (+16) +9 (+16) +6 (+10) +2 (+4) 2 (+3) 2 (+4) 1 (+2) 1 (+1) +5 (+8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) +1 (+1) +4 (+6) +6 (+10) +6 (+12) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +0 (+1) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) +1 (+2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-10) -2 (-4) +0 (+1) +2 (+4) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -1 (-2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -129 (-5) -95 (-4) -70 (-3) -37 (-1) -23 (-1) -4 (0) +45 (+2) -31 (-1) -69 (-3) -112 (-4) -120 (-5) -125 (-5) -769 (-30)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 31' +0h 18' +0h 03' -0h 12' -0h 27' -0h 35' -0h 31' -0h 18' -0h 02' +0h 13' +0h 27' +0h 35'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +5.5 +5.6 +5.6 +5.6 +5.5 +5.5 +5.5 +5.5 +5.5 +5.5 +5.5 +5.6   +5.6

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