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Nuwara Eliya vs Madang Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka and Madang, Papua New Guinea is approximately 7,343 km or 4,563 mi.
  • To reach Nuwara Eliya in this distance one would set out from Madang bearing 280° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Nuwara Eliya bearing 278.9° or W .
  • Nuwara Eliya has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb) whereas Madang has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • Both are in or near the subtropical wet forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 10.7 °C (19.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.4 °C (2.5°F) more in Nuwara Eliya. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1536 mm (60.5 in) less which is equivalent to 1536 l/m² (37.7 US gal/ft²) or 15,360,000 l/ha (1,642,086 US gal/ac) less. About 5/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.1° higher in Nuwara Eliya than in Madang.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-22) -12 (-21) -11 (-19) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -10 (-19) -10 (-19) -10 (-19) -10 (-18) -11 (-21) -12 (-21) -11 (-19)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -283 (-11) -235 (-9) -292 (-11) -288 (-11) -141 (-6) -26 (-1) +41 (+2) +71 (+3) +50 (+2) -61 (-2) -179 (-7) -193 (-8) -1536 (-60)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2 ( -6) -5 ( -18) -6 ( -19) 0 ( 0) +2 (+6) +14 (+47) +12 (+39) +14 (+45) +11 (+37) +11 (+35) +9 (+30) +1 (+3)   +61 (+17)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 37' -0h 23' -0h 04' +0h 16' +0h 33' +0h 41' +0h 37' +0h 23' +0h 03' -0h 16' -0h 33' -0h 41'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -12 -11.5 -1.3 +12.1 +12.2 +12.1 +12.2 +12.2 -0.3 -11.5 -12.1 -12.2   +0.1

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