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Adelaide, South Australia vs Canberra, Capital Territory Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Adelaide, South Australia, Australia and Canberra, Capital Territory, Australia is approximately 972 km or 604 mi.
  • To reach Adelaide, South Australia in this distance one would set out from Canberra, Capital Territory bearing 269.3° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Adelaide, South Australia bearing 275.4° or W .
  • Adelaide, South Australia has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Canberra, Capital Territory has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb).
  • Both are in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 3.3 °C (6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4 °C (7.2°F) less in Adelaide, South Australia. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 175.6 mm (6.9 in) less which is equivalent to 175.6 l/m² (4.31 US gal/ft²) or 1,756,000 l/ha (187,728 US gal/ac) less. About 5/7 as much.
  • There are 117 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Adelaide, South Australia. In whichever way circa 0h 18' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.3° higher in Adelaide, South Australia than in Canberra, Capital Territory.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.3°C (4.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Adelaide, South Australia relative to Canberra, Capital Territory. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Canberra, Capital Territory vs Adelaide, South Australia.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (+0) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +3 (+6) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +0 (0) +2 (+3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+3) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +6 (+10) +5 (+8) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +3 (+6)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +4 (+6) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +7 (+12) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +6 (+10) +4 (+8) +4 (+7) +3 (+6) +5 (+9)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -35 (-1) -38 (-1) -32 (-1) -15 (-1) +12 (+0) +21 (+1) +25 (+1) 0 (0) -15 (-1) -28 (-1) -42 (-2) -28 (-1) -176 (-7)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -3 ( -10) -3 ( -11) -2 ( -6) +2 (+7) +5 (+16) +6 (+20) +6 (+19) +5 (+16) +4 (+13) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -6)   +18 (+5)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 54' +0h 57' +0h 17' -0h 54' -0h 42' -0h 30' -0h 48' -0h 54' -1h 12' -0h 54' -0h 24' +0h 23'   -0h 18'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 01' -0h 01' -0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 01' +0h 01' +0h 01' +0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 01'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +0.4 +0.4 +0.4 +0.4 +0.3 +0.3 +0.4 +0.4 +0.4 +0.3 +0.4 +0.4   +0.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -4 -5 -4 -5 -2 +0 +1 +1 +0 +0 -4 -2   -2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -0.5 (-1) -0.5 (-1) +0.6 (+1) +1.9 (+3) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +5.3 (+10) +4.6 (+8) +3.5 (+6) +2.7 (+5) +0.8 (+1) +0.4 (+1) +2.3 (+4)

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