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Midway Island vs Yap Island/ Caroline Islands Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Midway Island, Hawaii and Yap Island/ Caroline Islands, Micronesia is approximately 5,091 km or 3,164 mi.
  • To reach Midway Island in this distance one would set out from Yap Island/ Caroline Islands bearing 59.6° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Midway Island bearing 74.9° or ENE .
  • Midway Island has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Yap Island/ Caroline Islands has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The mean annual temperature is 5.2 °C (9.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.2 °C (13°F) more in Midway Island. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1945.5 mm (76.6 in) less which is equivalent to 1945.5 l/m² (47.75 US gal/ft²) or 19,455,000 l/ha (2,079,869 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11.9° lower in Midway Island than in Yap Island/ Caroline Islands.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Midway Island relative to Yap Island/ Caroline Islands. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Yap Island/ Caroline Islands vs Midway Island.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -8 (-15) -9 (-15) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) -1 (-3) 0 (-1) -1 (-1) -4 (-7) -6 (-10) -8 (-15) -5 (-9)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -8 (-15) -8 (-14) -6 (-10) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -3 (-6) -5 (-10) -8 (-15) -5 (-9)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -8 (-15) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -4 (-7) -6 (-10) -8 (-14) -5 (-10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -79 (-3) -58 (-2) -44 (-2) -16 (-1) -139 (-5) -236 (-9) -290 (-11) -297 (-12) -216 (-9) -172 (-7) -187 (-7) -209 (-8) -1946 (-77)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 05' -0h 40' -0h 07' +0h 28' +0h 57' +1h 12' +1h 06' +0h 40' +0h 06' -0h 29' -0h 58' -1h 12'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -18.4 -18.2 -18.2 -13.8 +2.8 +9.1 +3.1 -13.6 -18.9 -18.8 -18.8 -18.7   -11.9

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