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Van vs Abu Kamal Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Van, Turkey and Abu Kamal, Syria is approximately 500 km or 311 mi.
  • To reach Van in this distance one would set out from Abu Kamal bearing 25.1° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Van bearing 26.5° or NNE .
  • Van has a warm, dry summer continental/ hemiboreal climate (Dsb) whereas Abu Kamal has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Van is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Abu Kamal is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 11.5 °C (20.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.9 °C (1.6°F) more in Van. The continentality subtype is subcontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 250 mm (9.8 in) more which is equivalent to 250 l/m (6.14 US gal/ft) or 2,500,000 l/ha (267,267 US gal/ac) more. About 2 6/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.1° lower in Van than in Abu Kamal.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-22) -14 (-26) -14 (-26) -14 (-25) -15 (-26) -14 (-26) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -13 (-23) -13 (-23) -12 (-21) -11 (-20) -13 (-24)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-21) -13 (-24) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -13 (-23) -12 (-21) -11 (-19) -10 (-19) -11 (-20) -12 (-21) -10 (-18) -10 (-17) -12 (-21)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-19) -12 (-21) -10 (-18) -10 (-17) -10 (-18) -11 (-19) -10 (-18) -10 (-17) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -10 (-17)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +12 (+0) +16 (+1) +18 (+1) +32 (+1) +42 (+2) +21 (+1) +4 (+0) +7 (+0) +13 (+1) +41 (+2) +32 (+1) +12 (+0) +250 (+10)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 19' -0h 12' -0h 02' +0h 08' +0h 17' +0h 22' +0h 20' +0h 12' +0h 01' -0h 08' -0h 17' -0h 22'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -4.1 -4.1 -4 -4.1 -4.1 -4 -4.1 -4.1 -4 -4 -4.1 -4.1   -4.1

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