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Balikpapan, Borneo vs Kuching Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Balikpapan, Borneo, Indonesia and Kuching, Malaysia is approximately 792 km or 492 mi.
  • To reach Balikpapan, Borneo in this distance one would set out from Kuching bearing 112.7° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Balikpapan, Borneo bearing 112.7° or ESE .
  • Both have a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • Balikpapan, Borneo is in or near the tropical moist forest biome whereas Kuching is in or near the subtropical wet forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 0.7 °C (1.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.5 °C (0.9°F) less in Balikpapan, Borneo. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1615.3 mm (63.6 in) less which is equivalent to 1615.3 l/m² (39.64 US gal/ft²) or 16,153,000 l/ha (1,726,863 US gal/ac) less. About 3/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.1° lower in Balikpapan, Borneo than in Kuching.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Balikpapan, Borneo relative to Kuching. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Kuching vs Balikpapan, Borneo.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +0 (+1) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +0 (+0) +0 (+1) -1 (-1) 0 (-1) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+3) +1 (+1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -505 (-20) -365 (-14) -113 (-4) -69 (-3) -15 (-1) +64 (+3) +59 (+2) +19 (+1) -53 (-2) -203 (-8) -190 (-7) -244 (-10) -1615 (-64)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 08' +0h 05' +0h 00' -0h 03' -0h 07' -0h 09' -0h 08' -0h 05' -0h 00' +0h 03' +0h 07' +0h 09'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +2.7 +2.6 -0.1 -2.8 -2.7 -2.8 -2.7 -2.7 -0.8 +2.6 +2.7 +2.7   -0.1

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