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Paris vs Cape Town Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Paris, France and Cape Town, South Africa is approximately 9,346 km or 5,808 mi.
  • To reach Paris in this distance one would set out from Cape Town bearing 349.3° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Paris bearing 346.5° or NNW .
  • Paris is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Cape Town is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 5 °C (9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.5 °C (13.5°F) more in Paris. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 144 mm (5.7 in) more which is equivalent to 144 l/m² (3.53 US gal/ft²) or 1,440,000 l/ha (153,946 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/3 as much.
  • There are 1153 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Paris. In whichever way circa 3h 10' less per day or about 3/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 14.1° lower in Paris than in Cape Town.
  • Relative humidity levels are 0.4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.9°C (8.7°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-36) -19 (-34) -13 (-23) -6 (-11) 0 (0) +5 (+9) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +2 (+4) -5 (-9) -13 (-23) -18 (-32) -6 (-11)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -17 (-31) -12 (-21) -6 (-11) 0 (0) +5 (+9) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) -4 (-7) -11 (-19) -15 (-27) -5 (-9)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -15 (-27) -15 (-27) -10 (-18) -6 (-11) 0 (0) +5 (+9) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) -3 (-5) -8 (-14) -12 (-22) -4 (-7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +42 (+2) +30 (+1) +14 (+1) +1 (+0) -11 (0) -39 (-2) -24 (-1) -13 (-1) +14 (+1) +47 (+2) +50 (+2) +33 (+1) +144 (+6)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +13 (+42) +10 (+35) +7 (+23) +5 (+17) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) +9 (+30) +11 (+35)   +61 (+17)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -9h 00' -7h 30' -3h 58' -0h 24' +1h 32' +2h 06' +2h 03' +0h 38' -1h 14' -4h 50' -7h 54' -9h 36'   -3h 10'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 26' -3h 21' -0h 36' +2h 18' +4h 48' +6h 06' +5h 31' +3h 21' +0h 31' -2h 23' -4h 52' -6h 06'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -54.4 -35.7 -14.2 +9 +25.6 +32 +26 +9.2 -13.6 -36.1 -54.4 -61.7   -14.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +18 +11 -2 -11 -14 -14 -13 -10 -1 +8 +15 +18   +0.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -13.6 (-24) -14.5 (-26) -11.6 (-21) -8 (-14) -2.7 (-5) +2 (+4) +5.2 (+9) +3.8 (+7) +2.3 (+4) -2.4 (-4) -7.5 (-14) -11.3 (-20) -4.9 (-9)

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