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Paramaribo vs Johannesburg Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Paramaribo, Suriname and Johannesburg, South Africa is approximately 9,639 km or 5,990 mi.
  • To reach Paramaribo in this distance one would set out from Johannesburg bearing 278.2° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Paramaribo bearing 296.7° or WNW .
  • Paramaribo has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Johannesburg has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Paramaribo is in or near the tropical moist forest biome whereas Johannesburg is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 11.2 °C (20.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7 °C (12.6°F) less in Paramaribo. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1667 mm (65.6 in) more which is equivalent to 1667 l/m (40.91 US gal/ft) or 16,670,000 l/ha (1,782,134 US gal/ac) more. About 4 as much.
  • There are 640 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Paramaribo. In whichever way circa 1h 45' less per day or about 4/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11.4° higher in Paramaribo than in Johannesburg.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +7 (+13) +9 (+16) +11 (+20) +13 (+23) +14 (+25) +12 (+22) +10 (+18) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +5 (+9) +9 (+16)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+10) +8 (+14) +9 (+15) +11 (+20) +15 (+26) +17 (+30) +17 (+30) +15 (+27) +13 (+23) +11 (+19) +9 (+16) +7 (+13) +11 (+20)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +9 (+16) +10 (+18) +14 (+25) +17 (+31) +19 (+34) +19 (+34) +18 (+32) +15 (+27) +12 (+22) +11 (+20) +9 (+16) +13 (+24)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +68 (+3) +56 (+2) +72 (+3) +178 (+7) +308 (+12) +294 (+12) +222 (+9) +161 (+6) +59 (+2) +80 (+3) +98 (+4) +71 (+3) +1667 (+66)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +7 (+23) +6 (+21) +7 (+23) +13 (+43) +22 (+71) +26 (+87) +23 (+74) +17 (+55) +8 (+27) +3 (+10) +2 (+7) +7 (+23)   +141 (+38)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 38' -1h 50' -1h 09' -2h 26' -3h 34' -2h 42' -1h 27' -1h 00' +0h 08' +0h 23' -1h 30' -3h 13'   -1h 45'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 44' -1h 05' -0h 11' +0h 45' +1h 32' +1h 56' +1h 45' +1h 05' +0h 10' -0h 46' -1h 33' -1h 56'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -19 -0.6 +20.7 +31.9 +31.9 +32 +32 +32 +21.2 -1.3 -19.1 -26.5   +11.4

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