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Kingston vs Basel Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kingston, Jamaica and Basel, Switzerland is approximately 8,132 km or 5,053 mi.
  • To reach Kingston in this distance one would set out from Basel bearing 278.3° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Kingston bearing 224.6° or SW .
  • Kingston has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Basel has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The mean temperature is 17.6 °C (31.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 16.5 °C (29.7°F) less in Kingston. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 27 mm (1.1 in) more which is equivalent to 27 l/m² (0.66 US gal/ft²) or 270,000 l/ha (28,865 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • There are 1322 more hours of sunlight per year in Kingston. In whichever way circa 3h 37' more per day or about 1 4/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 27.8° higher in Kingston than in Basel.
  • Relative humidity levels are 3% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 16.4°C (29.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +25 (+45) +23 (+41) +17 (+31) +14 (+25) +10 (+18) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +9 (+16) +16 (+29) +22 (+40) +26 (+47) +15 (+27)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +26 (+46) +25 (+44) +20 (+36) +18 (+32) +14 (+24) +11 (+20) +9 (+16) +10 (+18) +13 (+23) +19 (+34) +23 (+41) +26 (+46) +18 (+32)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +25 (+45) +24 (+43) +22 (+40) +19 (+34) +17 (+31) +14 (+25) +12 (+22) +12 (+22) +15 (+27) +19 (+34) +22 (+40) +24 (+43) +19 (+34)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -33 (-1) -22 (-1) -38 (-1) -18 (-1) +62 (+2) +21 (+1) -35 (-1) -2 (0) +7 (+0) +108 (+4) -4 (0) -19 (-1) +27 (+1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -9 ( -29) -9 ( -32) -8 ( -26) -9 ( -30) -7 ( -23) -6 ( -20) -7 ( -23) -6 ( -19) -5 ( -17) -1 ( -3) -6 ( -20) -8 ( -26)   -81 ( -22)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +6h 30' +5h 44' +4h 15' +3h 28' +1h 54' +0h 44' +0h 58' +1h 27' +2h 04' +3h 58' +6h 06' +6h 23'   +3h 37'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +2h 20' +1h 25' +0h 15' -0h 59' -2h 03' -2h 38' -2h 22' -1h 26' -0h 13' +1h 01' +2h 05' +2h 38'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +29.6 +29.6 +29.7 +29.7 +24.8 +18.6 +24.2 +29.5 +29.4 +29.4 +29.4 +29.5   +27.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -8 -3 +3 +7 +4 +2 +2 -5 -9 -6 -13 -10   -3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +22.9 (+41) +23 (+41) +20 (+36) +18.3 (+33) +13.9 (+25) +11.1 (+20) +9.1 (+16) +8.5 (+15) +10.7 (+19) +17.4 (+31) +19.3 (+35) +22.8 (+41) +16.4 (+30)

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