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Kingston vs Zurich Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kingston, Jamaica and Zurich, Switzerland is approximately 8,207 km or 5,100 mi.
  • To reach Kingston in this distance one would set out from Zurich bearing 279.1° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Kingston bearing 224.7° or SW .
  • Kingston has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Zurich has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The annual average temperature is 18.6 °C (33.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.7 °C (28.3°F) less in Kingston. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 290 mm (11.4 in) less which is equivalent to 290 l/m (7.12 US gal/ft) or 2,900,000 l/ha (310,029 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • There are 1309 more hours of sunlight per year in Kingston. In whichever way circa 3h 35' more per day or about 1 7/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 27.7° higher in Kingston than in Zurich.
  • Relative humidity levels are 3.8% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 17.2°C (31°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +27 (+49) +25 (+46) +21 (+38) +18 (+32) +13 (+24) +11 (+20) +9 (+15) +10 (+17) +13 (+23) +18 (+33) +24 (+44) +27 (+48) +18 (+32)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +26 (+47) +25 (+45) +22 (+39) +19 (+33) +15 (+28) +13 (+23) +10 (+19) +11 (+20) +14 (+25) +19 (+34) +24 (+42) +26 (+47) +19 (+33)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +25 (+45) +24 (+43) +22 (+40) +19 (+35) +17 (+31) +14 (+26) +13 (+23) +13 (+23) +15 (+27) +19 (+34) +22 (+40) +24 (+44) +19 (+34)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -49 (-2) -52 (-2) -60 (-2) -52 (-2) +33 (+1) -11 (0) -67 (-3) -43 (-2) -8 (0) +99 (+4) -30 (-1) -50 (-2) -290 (-11)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -10 ( -32) -11 ( -39) -9 ( -29) -10 ( -33) -8 ( -26) -8 ( -27) -9 ( -29) -8 ( -26) -5 ( -17) -2 ( -6) -6 ( -20) -9 ( -29)   -95 ( -26)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +7h 01' +5h 50' +4h 00' +3h 08' +1h 30' +0h 34' +0h 44' +1h 07' +1h 52' +4h 00' +6h 24' +6h 54'   +3h 35'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +2h 19' +1h 25' +0h 15' -0h 58' -2h 02' -2h 37' -2h 21' -1h 25' -0h 13' +1h 00' +2h 04' +2h 37'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +29.4 +29.4 +29.5 +29.5 +24.7 +18.4 +24.1 +29.3 +29.3 +29.2 +29.3 +29.4   +27.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -10 -3 +2 +5 +3 +1 +1 -7 -9 -6 -12 -10   -3.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +23.3 (+42) +23.3 (+42) +21.6 (+39) +18.8 (+34) +15.4 (+28) +12.3 (+22) +10.2 (+18) +9.3 (+17) +11.8 (+21) +17.3 (+31) +20.5 (+37) +23.1 (+42) +17.2 (+31)

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