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Van vs Jiuquan Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Van, Turkey and Jiuquan, China is approximately 4,682 km or 2,909 mi.
  • To reach Van in this distance one would set out from Jiuquan bearing 286.6° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Van bearing 250.2° or WSW .
  • Van has a warm, dry summer continental/ hemiboreal climate (Dsb) whereas Jiuquan has a mid-latitude cool desert climate (BWk).
  • Van is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Jiuquan is in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 1.5 °C (2.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.6 °C (8.3°F) less in Van. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 297.1 mm (11.7 in) more which is equivalent to 297.1 l/m² (7.29 US gal/ft²) or 2,971,000 l/ha (317,620 US gal/ac) more. About 4 3/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.3° higher in Van than in Jiuquan.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+6) +1 (+1) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -5 (-9) -3 (-6) +-1 (-1) +0 (0) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +4 (+7) +5 (+8) +0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +3 (+5) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) +7 (+12) +1 (+3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+12) +4 (+8) +2 (+3) 0 (0) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) +0 (+0) +2 (+3) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +9 (+15) +2 (+4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +33 (+1) +32 (+1) +38 (+2) +50 (+2) +40 (+2) +8 (+0) -15 (-1) -10 (0) +3 (+0) +46 (+2) +41 (+2) +32 (+1) +297 (+12)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +7 (+23) +6 (+21) +7 (+23) +6 (+20) +5 (+16) -2 ( -7) -5 ( -16) -6 ( -19) 0 ( 0) +5 (+16) +6 (+20) +4 (+13)   +33 (+9)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 06' +0h 04' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 06' -0h 07' -0h 07' -0h 04' -0h 00' +0h 03' +0h 06' +0h 07'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +1.3 +1.3 +1.4 +1.3 +1.3 +1.3 +1.2 +1.2 +1.3 +1.2 +1.2 +1.3   +1.3

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