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Yakushima vs Kuantan Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Yakushima, Japan and Kuantan, Malaysia is approximately 4,129 km or 2,566 mi.
  • To reach Yakushima in this distance one would set out from Kuantan bearing 41.2° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Yakushima bearing 49.6° or NE .
  • Yakushima has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) whereas Kuantan has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The mean annual temperature is 6.8 °C (12.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.6 °C (24.5°F) more in Yakushima. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1390.2 mm (54.7 in) more which is equivalent to 1390.2 l/m² (34.12 US gal/ft²) or 13,902,000 l/ha (1,486,216 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 15° lower in Yakushima than in Kuantan.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-24) -14 (-24) -12 (-21) -9 (-16) -6 (-12) -3 (-6) +0 (+1) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) -4 (-8) -8 (-14) -11 (-21) -7 (-12)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -76 (-3) +163 (+6) +287 (+11) +287 (+11) +302 (+12) +465 (+18) +104 (+4) +66 (+3) +160 (+6) +17 (+1) -48 (-2) -336 (-13) +1390 (+55)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 31' -0h 57' -0h 10' +0h 39' +1h 21' +1h 42' +1h 33' +0h 57' +0h 09' -0h 40' -1h 22' -1h 42'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -26.5 -26.3 -26.3 -10.5 +6.1 +12.7 +6.8 -9.8 -26.2 -26.3 -26.5 -26.6   -15

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