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Nelson vs Christchurch Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nelson, New Zealand and Christchurch, New Zealand is approximately 253 km or 157 mi.
  • To reach Nelson in this distance one would set out from Christchurch bearing 10.8° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Nelson bearing 10.4° or N .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Both are in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The average temperature is 0.7 °C (1.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.5 °C (0.9°F) less in Nelson. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 379.3 mm (14.9 in) more which is equivalent to 379.3 l/m (9.31 US gal/ft) or 3,793,000 l/ha (405,497 US gal/ac) more. About 1 5/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.2° higher in Nelson than in Christchurch.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (+1) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +0 (+1) +0 (+1) +0 (+1) +1 (+1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +33 (+1) +14 (+1) +25 (+1) +40 (+2) +35 (+1) +29 (+1) +21 (+1) +37 (+1) +38 (+2) +45 (+2) +34 (+1) +28 (+1) +379 (+15)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 13' -0h 08' -0h 01' +0h 05' +0h 11' +0h 15' +0h 13' +0h 08' +0h 01' -0h 05' -0h 11' -0h 15'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +2.2 +2.2 +2.3 +2.3 +2.2 +2.2 +2.2 +2.2 +2.3 +2.2 +2.2 +2.2   +2.2

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