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Wake Island vs Colombo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Wake Island, Usa and Colombo, Sri Lanka is approximately 9,424 km or 5,856 mi.
  • To reach Wake Island in this distance one would set out from Colombo bearing 71.1° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Wake Island bearing 95.5° or E .
  • Wake Island has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Colombo has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The average annual temperature is 0.5 °C (0.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.5 °C (2.7°F) more in Wake Island. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1497.6 mm (59 in) less which is equivalent to 1497.6 l/m² (36.75 US gal/ft²) or 14,976,000 l/ha (1,601,034 US gal/ac) less. About 3/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.7° lower in Wake Island than in Colombo.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-6) -3 (-6) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) 1 (+1) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +-1 (-1) -2 (-3) -1 (-2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-3) 0 (0) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +0 (+1) -1 (-1) 0 (-1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (+1) 0 (-1) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -1 (-1) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) 0 (0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -33 (-1) -28 (-1) -73 (-3) -189 (-7) -338 (-13) -128 (-5) -23 (-1) +43 (+2) -107 (-4) -259 (-10) -239 (-9) -123 (-5) -1498 (-59)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 40' -0h 25' -0h 04' +0h 17' +0h 35' +0h 44' +0h 40' +0h 25' +0h 03' -0h 18' -0h 36' -0h 44'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -12.4 -12.3 -12.3 -2.5 +12.1 +12.3 +11.8 -1.8 -12.2 -12.1 -12.3 -12.4   -4.7

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