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Wake Island vs Kwajalein Island Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Wake Island, Usa and Kwajalein Island, Marshall Islands is approximately 1,180 km or 733 mi.
  • To reach Wake Island in this distance one would set out from Kwajalein Island bearing 354.7° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Wake Island bearing 354.4° or N .
  • Wake Island has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Kwajalein Island has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The average annual temperature is 0.9 °C (1.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.7 °C (4.9°F) more in Wake Island. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1686.6 mm (66.4 in) less which is equivalent to 1686.6 l/m (41.39 US gal/ft) or 16,866,000 l/ha (1,803,087 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.4° lower in Wake Island than in Kwajalein Island.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -1 (-1) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) 0 (+0) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -1 (-1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) +0 (+0) +1 (+1) +0 (+1) +1 (+1) 0 (0) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) 0 (-1) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +0 (+1) 0 (0) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -1 (-2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -86 (-3) -41 (-2) -48 (-2) -128 (-5) -209 (-8) -186 (-7) -163 (-6) -100 (-4) -172 (-7) -193 (-8) -200 (-8) -161 (-6) -1687 (-66)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 34' -0h 21' -0h 03' +0h 14' +0h 30' +0h 38' +0h 35' +0h 21' +0h 03' -0h 15' -0h 31' -0h 38'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -10.5 -10.4 -10.4 -4.4 +10.2 +10.5 +10 -3.5 -10.5 -10.4 -10.5 -10.5   -4.4

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