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Lake Tekapo vs Kaikoura Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lake Tekapo, New Zealand and Kaikoura, New Zealand is approximately 317 km or 197 mi.
  • To reach Lake Tekapo in this distance one would set out from Kaikoura bearing 234.7° or SW and follow the great circles arc to approach Lake Tekapo bearing 236.9° or WSW .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Both are in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 3.2 °C (5.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.8 °C (8.6°F) more in Lake Tekapo. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 214.7 mm (8.5 in) less which is equivalent to 214.7 l/m² (5.27 US gal/ft²) or 2,147,000 l/ha (229,529 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.6° lower in Lake Tekapo than in Kaikoura.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -5 (-8) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -5 (-8) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -3 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -2 (0) -19 (-1) -37 (-1) -31 (-1) -32 (-1) -12 (0) -29 (-1) -22 (-1) -7 (0) -7 (0) -12 (0) -4 (0) -215 (-8)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 09' +0h 05' +0h 01' -0h 04' -0h 08' -0h 11' -0h 10' -0h 05' -0h 00' +0h 04' +0h 08' +0h 11'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -1.6 -1.6 -1.6 -1.6 -1.6 -1.6 -1.6 -1.6 -1.6 -1.6 -1.5 -1.6   -1.6

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