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Christchurch vs Kandahar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Christchurch, New Zealand and Kandahar, Afghanistan is approximately 13,630 km or 8,470 mi.
  • To reach Christchurch in this distance one would set out from Kandahar bearing 124.5° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Christchurch bearing 104.4° or ESE .
  • Christchurch has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Kandahar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Christchurch is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Kandahar is in or near the warm temperate desert scrub biome.
  • The mean temperature is 6.8 °C (12.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.4 °C (27.7°F) less in Christchurch. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 424.6 mm (16.7 in) more which is equivalent to 424.6 l/m² (10.42 US gal/ft²) or 4,246,000 l/ha (453,926 US gal/ac) more. About 3 2/9 as much.
  • There are 1474 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Christchurch. In whichever way circa 4h 00' less per day or about 4/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 12.7° lower in Christchurch than in Kandahar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 40% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5°C (8.9°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+18) +6 (+11) +-3 (-5) -11 (-20) -20 (-36) -28 (-51) -30 (-54) -26 (-47) -20 (-36) -11 (-19) +-2 (-4) +5 (+8) -11 (-20)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+22) +9 (+16) +1 (+2) -8 (-14) -17 (-30) -24 (-43) -26 (-47) -22 (-40) -14 (-25) -6 (-10) +3 (+5) +9 (+15) -7 (-12)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+22) +10 (+17) +3 (+5) -4 (-8) -12 (-21) -18 (-32) -22 (-39) -18 (-32) -9 (-15) -2 (-3) +6 (+10) +10 (+18) -4 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -8 (0) 0 (0) +16 (+1) +35 (+1) +55 (+2) +51 (+2) +66 (+3) +59 (+2) +41 (+2) +42 (+2) +43 (+2) +25 (+1) +425 (+17)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +8 (+26) -2 ( -7) +5 (+16) -1 ( -3) +12 (+39) +13 (+43) +14 (+45) +11 (+35) +10 (+33) +10 (+32) +10 (+33) +10 (+32)   +100 (+27)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 11' -0h 12' -2h 11' -3h 38' -7h 25' -8h 22' -7h 34' -7h 15' -4h 50' -3h 54' -2h 06' -0h 52'   -4h 00'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +4h 38' +2h 52' +0h 31' -1h 59' -4h 06' -5h 11' -4h 42' -2h 52' -0h 27' +2h 03' +4h 09' +5h 11'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +27.7 +9.2 -12.4 -35.7 -52.3 -58.8 -52.9 -36.3 -13.6 +9.2 +27.6 +34.8   -12.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +16 +15 +28 +38 +53 +60 +59 +56 +53 +47 +33 +22   +40
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +14.7 (+26) +11.7 (+21) +7.7 (+14) +2.2 (+4) -0.5 (-1) -3.1 (-6) -6.1 (-11) -3.2 (-6) +3.8 (+7) +8.3 (+15) +10.9 (+20) +13 (+23) +5 (+9)

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