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Tucson, Arizona vs Cape Town Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Tucson, Arizona, Usa and Cape Town, South Africa is approximately 15,360 km or 9,545 mi.
  • To reach Tucson, Arizona in this distance one would set out from Cape Town bearing 282.2° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Tucson, Arizona bearing 286.6° or WNW .
  • Tucson, Arizona is in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome whereas Cape Town is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 3.6 °C (6.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.6 °C (19.1°F) more in Tucson, Arizona. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 170.2 mm (6.7 in) less which is equivalent to 170.2 l/m² (4.18 US gal/ft²) or 1,702,000 l/ha (181,955 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • There are 859 more hours of sunlight per year in Tucson, Arizona. In whichever way circa 2h 20' more per day or about 1 2/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.5° higher in Tucson, Arizona than in Cape Town.
  • Relative humidity levels are 48.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 11.3°C (20.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Tucson, Arizona relative to Cape Town. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Cape Town vs Tucson, Arizona.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-15) -6 (-11) -2 (-4) +5 (+10) +12 (+22) +20 (+35) +20 (+37) +18 (+32) +15 (+27) +8 (+15) 0 (-1) -7 (-13) +6 (+11)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-19) -9 (-15) -5 (-8) +2 (+3) +8 (+15) +16 (+28) +18 (+33) +16 (+29) +13 (+23) +5 (+10) -3 (-5) -8 (-15) +4 (+7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-22) -11 (-20) -7 (-13) -2 (-3) +4 (+8) +12 (+21) +16 (+29) +14 (+26) +11 (+19) +3 (+5) -5 (-10) -10 (-17) +1 (+2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +8 (+0) +2 (+0) -3 (0) -33 (-1) -63 (-2) -88 (-3) -23 (-1) -21 (-1) +1 (+0) +24 (+1) +16 (+1) +10 (+0) -170 (-7)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -6) -6 ( -20) -11 ( -35) -12 ( -40) -3 ( -10) -3 ( -10) -6 ( -20) -6 ( -19) -3 ( -10) -1 ( -3)   -53 ( -14)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 32' -0h 59' +1h 15' +4h 52' +6h 54' +7h 04' +4h 52' +4h 07' +4h 08' +1h 29' -0h 42' -2h 21'   +2h 20'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 50' -2h 23' -0h 26' +1h 39' +3h 24' +4h 17' +3h 54' +2h 23' +0h 22' -1h 42' -3h 27' -4h 17'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -37.8 -19 +2.5 +25.7 +42.2 +48.6 +42.5 +25.7 +2.8 -19.7 -37.9 -45.1   +2.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -31 -39 -50 -59 -67 -66 -51 -44 -49 -47 -45 -34   -48.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -17.6 (-32) -18.7 (-34) -18.9 (-34) -17 (-31) -15.6 (-28) -8.9 (-16) +2.6 (+5) +3.4 (+6) -2.5 (-5) -9.2 (-17) -15.8 (-28) -16.8 (-30) -11.3 (-20)

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