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Durban vs Apia, Upolu Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Durban, South Africa and Apia, Upolu, Samoa is approximately 14,574 km or 9,056 mi.
  • To reach Durban in this distance one would set out from Apia, Upolu bearing 206.3° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Durban bearing 330.2° or NNW .
  • Durban has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa) whereas Apia, Upolu has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The mean annual temperature is 6 °C (10.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7 °C (12.6°F) more in Durban. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 2025 mm (79.7 in) less which is equivalent to 2025 l/m² (49.7 US gal/ft²) or 20,250,000 l/ha (2,164,859 US gal/ac) less. About 2/7 as much.
  • There are 232 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Durban. In whichever way circa 0h 37' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 12.2° lower in Durban than in Apia, Upolu.
  • Relative humidity levels are 3.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.1°C (9.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Durban relative to Apia, Upolu. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Apia, Upolu vs Durban.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -5 (-9)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-6) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -10 (-17) -10 (-17) -10 (-17) -7 (-13) -7 (-12) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -6 (-11)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -6 (-11) -9 (-16) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -7 (-13)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -321 (-13) -273 (-11) -232 (-9) -181 (-7) -101 (-4) -102 (-4) -42 (-2) -27 (-1) -59 (-2) -161 (-6) -257 (-10) -269 (-11) -2025 (-80)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -11 ( -35) -10 ( -35) -10 ( -32) -7 ( -23) -8 ( -26) -4 ( -13) -6 ( -19) -5 ( -16) -5 ( -17) -4 ( -13) -5 ( -17) -7 ( -23)   -82 ( -22)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 29' +0h 50' -0h 13' -0h 24' +0h 05' -0h 38' -0h 58' -1h 03' -2h 16' -2h 03' -1h 14' -0h 07'   -0h 37'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 58' +0h 36' +0h 06' -0h 25' -0h 52' -1h 05' -0h 59' -0h 36' -0h 05' +0h 26' +0h 52' +1h 05'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -3.9 -14.9 -15.9 -16 -16.1 -16.2 -16.2 -16.3 -16.4 -14.9 -3.4 +3.1   -12.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +2 +4 +5 +5 +1 +0 -2 +4 +4 +5 +6 +4   +3.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -2.9 (-5) -1.2 (-2) -2 (-4) -3.8 (-7) -6.5 (-12) -9.2 (-17) -9.6 (-17) -8.4 (-15) -5.9 (-11) -5.3 (-10) -3.6 (-6) -3 (-5) -5.1 (-9)

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