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Kota Kinabalu vs Chiang Rai Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and Chiang Rai, Thailand is approximately 2,342 km or 1,455 mi.
  • To reach Kota Kinabalu in this distance one would set out from Chiang Rai bearing 129.6° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Kota Kinabalu bearing 133.3° or SE .
  • Kota Kinabalu has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Chiang Rai has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Kota Kinabalu is in or near the subtropical wet forest biome whereas Chiang Rai is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 2.6 °C (4.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.9 °C (10.6°F) less in Kota Kinabalu. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 814.1 mm (32.1 in) more which is equivalent to 814.1 l/m² (19.98 US gal/ft²) or 8,141,000 l/ha (870,327 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 5.3° higher in Kota Kinabalu than in Chiang Rai.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Kota Kinabalu relative to Chiang Rai. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Chiang Rai vs Kota Kinabalu.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +0 (+1) +1 (+1) +0 (+1) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +5 (+8) +8 (+14) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +117 (+5) +56 (+2) +42 (+2) +22 (+1) +22 (+1) +80 (+3) -53 (-2) -125 (-5) +17 (+1) +194 (+8) +237 (+9) +205 (+8) +814 (+32)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 45' +0h 28' +0h 05' -0h 19' -0h 40' -0h 50' -0h 46' -0h 28' -0h 04' +0h 20' +0h 40' +0h 50'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +14 +13.8 +13.8 +2.2 -13.4 -14 -13 +1.6 +13.8 +13.9 +14 +14   +5.3

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