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Lugano vs Cape Town Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lugano, Switzerland and Cape Town, South Africa is approximately 8,945 km or 5,559 mi.
  • To reach Lugano in this distance one would set out from Cape Town bearing 353.2° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Lugano bearing 351.9° or N .
  • Lugano is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas Cape Town is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 5.1 °C (9.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.6 °C (17.3°F) more in Lugano. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1129 mm (44.4 in) more which is equivalent to 1129 l/m (27.71 US gal/ft) or 11,290,000 l/ha (1,206,976 US gal/ac) more. About 3 3/8 as much.
  • There are 893 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lugano. In whichever way circa 2h 27' less per day or about 5/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11.3° lower in Lugano than in Cape Town.
  • Relative humidity levels are 7.8% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.4°C (11.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-36) -19 (-34) -14 (-25) -7 (-13) -2 (-3) +5 (+8) +8 (+15) +6 (+11) +2 (+3) -6 (-10) -13 (-23) -18 (-33) -6 (-12)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-33) -17 (-31) -13 (-23) -6 (-11) 0 (-1) +5 (+10) +9 (+16) +7 (+13) +3 (+5) -4 (-7) -11 (-20) -16 (-29) -5 (-9)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -16 (-29) -15 (-27) -11 (-19) -5 (-8) +1 (+1) +6 (+10) +9 (+16) +8 (+14) +4 (+7) -2 (-4) -9 (-17) -13 (-23) -4 (-7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +65 (+3) +58 (+2) +89 (+4) +116 (+5) +133 (+5) +82 (+3) +55 (+2) +96 (+4) +119 (+5) +143 (+6) +125 (+5) +48 (+2) +1129 (+44)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +3 (+10) +3 (+11) +4 (+13) +3 (+10) +3 (+10) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -6) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) +4 (+13) +4 (+13)   +23 (+6)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -7h 09' -5h 20' -3h 34' -0h 42' +0h 13' +1h 50' +2h 56' +1h 25' -0h 54' -4h 09' -6h 14' -7h 48'   -2h 27'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 05' -3h 09' -0h 34' +2h 10' +4h 30' +5h 42' +5h 10' +3h 09' +0h 29' -2h 14' -4h 33' -5h 42'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -51.6 -32.9 -11.4 +11.8 +28.4 +34.8 +28.8 +12 -10.8 -33.3 -51.6 -58.9   -11.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +0 -4 -12 -15 -13 -14 -16 -12 -5 +0 -1 -1   -7.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -17.5 (-32) -17.3 (-31) -14.5 (-26) -8.8 (-16) -2.8 (-5) +2.4 (+4) +5.5 (+10) +4.6 (+8) +1.8 (+3) -4 (-7) -11 (-20) -15.3 (-28) -6.4 (-12)

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