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Kurunegala vs Heraklion, Crete Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kurunegala, Sri Lanka and Heraklion, Crete, Greece is approximately 6,396 km or 3,975 mi.
  • To reach Kurunegala in this distance one would set out from Heraklion, Crete bearing 105.2° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Kurunegala bearing 127.4° or SE .
  • Kurunegala has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Heraklion, Crete has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • Kurunegala is in or near the tropical moist forest biome whereas Heraklion, Crete is in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 8.6 °C (15.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11.2 °C (20.2°F) less in Kurunegala. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1594.4 mm (62.8 in) more which is equivalent to 1594.4 l/m² (39.13 US gal/ft²) or 15,944,000 l/ha (1,704,519 US gal/ac) more. About 4 1/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 19.4° higher in Kurunegala than in Heraklion, Crete.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Kurunegala relative to Heraklion, Crete. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Heraklion, Crete vs Kurunegala.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +16 (+28) +18 (+32) +18 (+32) +13 (+24) +9 (+16) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) +8 (+15) +11 (+19) +13 (+24) +10 (+18)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +14 (+25) +15 (+27) +15 (+27) +12 (+22) +8 (+14) +3 (+6) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +4 (+7) +7 (+13) +10 (+18) +12 (+22) +9 (+15)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+21) +12 (+21) +13 (+23) +12 (+21) +10 (+17) +5 (+9) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +4 (+8) +6 (+11) +9 (+16) +11 (+19) +8 (+15)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -30 (-1) +15 (+1) +81 (+3) +232 (+9) +179 (+7) +153 (+6) +113 (+4) +92 (+4) +140 (+5) +290 (+11) +268 (+11) +62 (+2) +1594 (+63)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 42' +1h 03' +0h 11' -0h 44' -1h 31' -1h 54' -1h 44' -1h 03' -0h 10' +0h 45' +1h 32' +1h 54'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +27.7 +27.6 +27.6 +19 +2.4 -4.1 +1.9 +18.6 +27.7 +27.7 +27.7 +27.8   +19.4

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