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Lugano vs San Jose Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lugano, Switzerland and San Jose, Costa Rica is approximately 9,448 km or 5,871 mi.
  • To reach Lugano in this distance one would set out from San Jose bearing 44.1° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lugano bearing 99.1° or E .
  • Lugano has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas San Jose has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Lugano is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas San Jose is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 9 °C (16.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 16.1 °C (29°F) more in Lugano. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 194 mm (7.6 in) less which is equivalent to 194 l/m² (4.76 US gal/ft²) or 1,940,000 l/ha (207,399 US gal/ac) less. About 8/9 as much.
  • There are 60 more hours of sunlight per year in Lugano. In whichever way circa 0h 09' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 29.6° lower in Lugano than in San Jose.
  • Relative humidity levels are 1.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 8.2°C (14.7°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-33) -17 (-31) -15 (-27) -12 (-22) -9 (-15) -5 (-8) +-1 (-1) -2 (-3) -6 (-12) -11 (-19) -15 (-26) -17 (-31) -11 (-19)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-30) -15 (-28) -14 (-24) -11 (-19) -7 (-12) -3 (-6) +0 (+0) -1 (-1) -5 (-8) -9 (-15) -13 (-24) -16 (-29) -9 (-16)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-26) -13 (-23) -12 (-21) -9 (-16) -5 (-9) -2 (-4) +0 (+0) 0 (-1) -3 (-6) -6 (-12) -11 (-20) -14 (-25) -8 (-14)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +64 (+3) +69 (+3) +90 (+4) +111 (+4) -28 (-1) -66 (-3) -73 (-3) -67 (-3) -145 (-6) -154 (-6) -19 (-1) +24 (+1) -194 (-8)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +4 (+13) +6 (+21) +7 (+23) +4 (+13) -4 ( -13) -9 ( -30) -12 ( -39) -12 ( -39) -14 ( -47) -15 ( -48) -4 ( -13) +3 (+10)   -46 ( -12)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -3h 15' -2h 43' -2h 29' -0h 48' +0h 56' +3h 50' +4h 38' +3h 27' +1h 18' +0h 21' -0h 50' -2h 36'   +0h 09'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 35' -1h 35' -0h 17' +1h 05' +2h 17' +2h 55' +2h 38' +1h 35' +0h 15' -1h 08' -2h 19' -2h 55'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -36 -36 -36 -32 -15.4 -9.1 -15 -31.8 -35.8 -35.7 -35.9 -36   -29.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +8 +12 +10 +5 +0 -5 -7 -3 -2 -2 +2 +3   +1.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -13.8 (-25) -11.6 (-21) -10.3 (-19) -8.7 (-16) -6.5 (-12) -4.1 (-7) -1.5 (-3) -1.4 (-3) -4.9 (-9) -8.7 (-16) -12.3 (-22) -14.4 (-26) -8.2 (-15)

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