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Lugano vs Arica Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lugano, Switzerland and Arica, Chile is approximately 10,672 km or 6,631 mi.
  • To reach Lugano in this distance one would set out from Arica bearing 43.3° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lugano bearing 69.7° or ENE .
  • Lugano has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Arica has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Lugano is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas Arica is in or near the warm temperate desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 7.2 °C (13°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11.9 °C (21.4°F) more in Lugano. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1603.4 mm (63.1 in) more which is equivalent to 1603.4 l/m² (39.35 US gal/ft²) or 16,034,000 l/ha (1,714,141 US gal/ac) more. About 2673 1/3 as much.
  • There are 333 more hours of sunlight per year in Lugano. In whichever way circa 0h 54' more per day or about 1 1/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 25.2° lower in Lugano than in Arica.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 7.8°C (14°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-36) -20 (-36) -15 (-27) -9 (-17) -4 (-6) +3 (+5) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +1 (+1) -6 (-10) -13 (-23) -18 (-33) -7 (-13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-35) -19 (-33) -14 (-26) -9 (-15) -3 (-5) +2 (+4) +6 (+10) +5 (+8) +1 (+1) -6 (-10) -12 (-22) -17 (-31) -7 (-13)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-33) -17 (-31) -14 (-24) -9 (-16) -3 (-6) 0 (-1) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) 0 (0) -5 (-10) -12 (-22) -16 (-29) -7 (-13)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +79 (+3) +74 (+3) +110 (+4) +157 (+6) +201 (+8) +175 (+7) +138 (+5) +173 (+7) +160 (+6) +146 (+6) +126 (+5) +65 (+3) +1603 (+63)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +6.5 (+21) +7 (+25) +9 (+29) +11 (+37) +15 (+48) +13 (+43) +11 (+35) +11.5 (+37) +10 (+33) +10 (+32) +10 (+33) +8.5 (+27)   +122.5 (+34)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 32' -0h 50' -0h 52' -1h 06' +1h 30' +4h 20' +5h 38' +5h 13' +4h 48' -0h 03' -2h 26' -2h 48'   +0h 54'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 04' -2h 31' -0h 27' +1h 44' +3h 36' +4h 34' +4h 08' +2h 31' +0h 23' -1h 47' -3h 39' -4h 34'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -62.8 -48 -26.9 -3.8 +12.8 +19.2 +13.2 -3.7 -26.4 -48.4 -62.3 -64.3   -25.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +0 -2 -8 -9 -6 -8 -11 -8 -3 +1 +1 -1   -4.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -18.5 (-33) -18.1 (-33) -15.5 (-28) -10 (-18) -4 (-7) +0.2 (+0) +2.9 (+5) +2.7 (+5) -0.1 (0) -5.2 (-9) -11.6 (-21) -16.4 (-30) -7.8 (-14)

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