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Locarno vs Cape Town Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Locarno, Switzerland and Cape Town, South Africa is approximately 8,965 km or 5,571 mi.
  • To reach Locarno in this distance one would set out from Cape Town bearing 353.2° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Locarno bearing 351.8° or N .
  • Locarno is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas Cape Town is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 4 °C (7.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.5 °C (18.9°F) more in Locarno. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1365 mm (53.7 in) more which is equivalent to 1365 l/m² (33.5 US gal/ft²) or 13,650,000 l/ha (1,459,276 US gal/ac) more. About 3 7/8 as much.
  • There are 707 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Locarno. In whichever way circa 1h 56' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11.5° lower in Locarno than in Cape Town.
  • Relative humidity levels are 13.8% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.6°C (11.9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -21 (-38) -19 (-34) -14 (-25) -7 (-13) +-1 (-2) +5 (+9) +9 (+16) +7 (+13) +3 (+5) -5 (-9) -13 (-23) -19 (-34) -6 (-11)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -17 (-30) -12 (-21) -5 (-9) +1 (+2) +7 (+13) +11 (+19) +9 (+15) +5 (+9) -3 (-5) -10 (-18) -16 (-28) -4 (-7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -15 (-27) -14 (-25) -9 (-16) -3 (-5) +3 (+5) +9 (+16) +12 (+22) +10 (+18) +7 (+13) -1 (-2) -7 (-13) -12 (-22) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +42 (+2) +47 (+2) +72 (+3) +112 (+4) +148 (+6) +105 (+4) +124 (+5) +148 (+6) +154 (+6) +182 (+7) +151 (+6) +80 (+3) +1365 (+54)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -6h 40' -4h 59' -3h 01' +0h 04' +1h 00' +2h 24' +3h 25' +1h 58' -0h 26' -3h 46' -5h 54' -7h 25'   -1h 56'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 06' -3h 09' -0h 34' +2h 10' +4h 31' +5h 43' +5h 11' +3h 09' +0h 29' -2h 15' -4h 34' -5h 44'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -51.7 -33 -11.6 +11.7 +28.3 +34.7 +28.6 +11.9 -10.9 -33.5 -51.8 -59.1   -11.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -7 -13 -18 -21 -20 -20 -21 -17 -10 -6 -6 -6   -13.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -18.3 (-33) -18.3 (-33) -14.9 (-27) -9.3 (-17) -3.1 (-6) +2.5 (+5) +5.7 (+10) +4.6 (+8) +2.8 (+5) -4.1 (-7) -10.8 (-19) -15.8 (-28) -6.6 (-12)

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