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Heraklion, Crete vs Changsha Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Heraklion, Crete, Greece and Changsha, China is approximately 8,045 km or 4,999 mi.
  • To reach Heraklion, Crete in this distance one would set out from Changsha bearing 301.2° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Heraklion, Crete bearing 247.5° or WSW .
  • Heraklion, Crete has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa) whereas Changsha has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Both are in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 1.5 °C (2.8°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.9 °C (19.6°F) less in Heraklion, Crete. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1030.4 mm (40.6 in) less which is equivalent to 1030.4 l/m² (25.29 US gal/ft²) or 10,304,000 l/ha (1,101,566 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • There are 1356 more hours of sunlight per year in Heraklion, Crete. In whichever way circa 3h 43' more per day or about 1 7/8 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 7° lower in Heraklion, Crete than in Changsha.
  • Relative humidity levels are 18.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.5°C (4.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+15) +7 (+12) +2 (+3) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -5 (-10) -6 (-10) -3 (-5) +0 (+0) +4 (+7) +7 (+13) +1 (+1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) 0 (-1) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) +2 (+3) +5 (+8) +7 (+12) +2 (+3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) -1 (-2) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) +3 (+5) +5 (+10) +8 (+14) +2 (+3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +28 (+1) -44 (-2) -65 (-3) -173 (-7) -197 (-8) -251 (-10) -117 (-5) -120 (-5) -61 (-2) -14 (-1) -26 (-1) +9 (+0) -1030 (-41)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +2 (+6) -6 ( -21) -6 ( -19) -12 ( -40) -13 ( -42) -13 ( -43) -9.5 ( -31) -10.5 ( -34) -7 ( -23) -5 ( -16) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0)   -81 ( -22)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 40' +2h 47' +3h 17' +5h 42' +6h 03' +6h 52' +5h 54' +4h 34' +4h 38' +0h 19' +2h 04' +1h 42'   +3h 43'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 30' -0h 19' -0h 03' +0h 13' +0h 27' +0h 34' +0h 31' +0h 19' +0h 02' -0h 13' -0h 27' -0h 34'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -7 -6.9 -7 -7 -7 -7.1 -7.1 -7.2 -7.2 -7.1 -7.1 -7   -7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -16.4 -20.5 -18.9 -22 -22.4 -24.3 -21.1 -17.8 -17.7 -13.1 -14.6 -13.5   -18.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +4.7 (+8) +2.2 (+4) -1.2 (-2) -5 (-9) -6.6 (-12) -7.3 (-13) -7.9 (-14) -7.2 (-13) -5.5 (-10) -1 (-2) +1.5 (+3) +3.9 (+7) -2.5 (-5)

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