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Wake Island vs Johannesburg Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Wake Island, Usa and Johannesburg, South Africa is approximately 15,706 km or 9,760 mi.
  • To reach Wake Island in this distance one would set out from Johannesburg bearing 91.3° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Wake Island bearing 72° or ENE .
  • Wake Island has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Johannesburg has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • The annual mean temperature is 10.7 °C (19.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.8 °C (12.2°F) less in Wake Island. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 363.4 mm (14.3 in) more which is equivalent to 363.4 l/m (8.92 US gal/ft) or 3,634,000 l/ha (388,499 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 6.5° higher in Wake Island than in Johannesburg.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +4 (+8) +7 (+12) +11 (+19) +14 (+25) +14 (+26) +11 (+20) +8 (+15) +6 (+10) +5 (+8) +3 (+5) +7 (+13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +6 (+10) +7 (+13) +10 (+18) +14 (+26) +17 (+31) +18 (+32) +15 (+27) +12 (+22) +9 (+17) +8 (+15) +6 (+11) +11 (+19)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +8 (+15) +10 (+17) +13 (+23) +18 (+32) +21 (+37) +21 (+38) +19 (+35) +16 (+30) +13 (+24) +12 (+21) +9 (+17) +14 (+25)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -96 (-4) -53 (-2) -33 (-1) +10 (+0) +31 (+1) +49 (+2) +98 (+4) +151 (+6) +102 (+4) +103 (+4) +60 (+2) -58 (-2) +363 (+14)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 27' -1h 32' -0h 16' +1h 03' +2h 11' +2h 45' +2h 30' +1h 32' +0h 14' -1h 06' -2h 12' -2h 45'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -32.5 -14.1 +7.3 +30.5 +45.1 +45.4 +44.7 +31.1 +8.2 -14.3 -32.3 -39.9   +6.5

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