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Heraklion, Crete vs Haifa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Heraklion, Crete, Greece and Haifa, Israel is approximately 946 km or 588 mi.
  • To reach Heraklion, Crete in this distance one would set out from Haifa bearing 289.9° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Heraklion, Crete bearing 284.4° or WNW .
  • Both have a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • Heraklion, Crete is in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome whereas Haifa is in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The mean temperature is 2 °C (3.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.6 °C (1.1°F) more in Heraklion, Crete. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1.6 mm (0.1 in) more which is equivalent to 1.6 l/m² (0.04 US gal/ft²) or 16,000 l/ha (1,711 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • There are 340 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Heraklion, Crete. In whichever way circa 0h 56' less per day or about 8/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.5° lower in Heraklion, Crete than in Haifa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 6.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.5°C (6.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) -1 (-1) 0 (-1) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) -2 (-4)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) 0 (-1) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -4 (-7) -4 (-6) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -38 (-1) +8 (+0) +0 (+0) +8 (+0) +10 (+0) +3 (+0) +0 (+0) +1 (+0) +17 (+1) +62 (+2) -28 (-1) -42 (-2) +2 (+0)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -1 ( -3) -2 ( -7) 0 ( 0) +2 (+7) +2 (+6) +1 (+3) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2) +2 (+7) +2 (+6) +4 (+13) +2 (+6)   +13 (+4)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 21' -1h 50' -1h 52' -1h 22' -0h 03' +0h 04' +0h 56' +0h 38' -0h 14' -2h 01' -1h 30' -1h 36'   -0h 56'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 11' -0h 07' -0h 01' +0h 04' +0h 10' +0h 13' +0h 11' +0h 07' +0h 01' -0h 05' -0h 10' -0h 13'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -2.5 -2.5 -2.5 -2.5 -2.5 -2.5 -2.5 -2.5 -2.5 -2.5 -2.5 -2.5   -2.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -4.4 -4.5 -2.9 -7 -9.4 -15.3 -14.1 -9.8 -5.7 -0.1 -1.6 -4.5   -6.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -2.8 (-5) -2.6 (-5) -2.9 (-5) -3.9 (-7) -3.4 (-6) -4.4 (-8) -3.9 (-7) -4 (-7) -3.8 (-7) -4 (-7) -3.2 (-6) -2.6 (-5) -3.5 (-6)

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