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Lake Hawea vs Mzimba Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lake Hawea, New Zealand and Mzimba, Malawi is approximately 12,310 km or 7,649 mi.
  • To reach Lake Hawea in this distance one would set out from Mzimba bearing 147.8° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lake Hawea bearing 47° or NE .
  • Lake Hawea has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Mzimba has a humid subtropical climate with dry winters (Cwa).
  • Lake Hawea is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Mzimba is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 9.1 °C (16.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.5 °C (11.7°F) more in Lake Hawea. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 139.2 mm (5.5 in) less which is equivalent to 139.2 l/m² (3.42 US gal/ft²) or 1,392,000 l/ha (148,814 US gal/ac) less. About 5/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 27.5° lower in Lake Hawea than in Mzimba.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -9 (-16) -11 (-20) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -12 (-21) -9 (-17) -6 (-10) -9 (-16)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -168 (-7) -148 (-6) -92 (-4) +16 (+1) +59 (+2) +61 (+2) +64 (+3) +68 (+3) +73 (+3) +68 (+3) +0 (+0) -141 (-6) -139 (-5)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +2h 20' +1h 26' +0h 15' -0h 59' -2h 03' -2h 37' -2h 22' -1h 26' -0h 13' +1h 01' +2h 05' +2h 37'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -16.3 -30.5 -32.4 -32.5 -32.6 -32.7 -32.7 -32.8 -32.7 -30.3 -16.2 -9.6   -27.5

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