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San Francisco, California vs Phoenix, Arizona Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between San Francisco, California, Usa and Phoenix, Arizona, Usa is approximately 1,046 km or 650 mi.
  • To reach San Francisco, California in this distance one would set out from Phoenix, Arizona bearing 299.3° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach San Francisco, California bearing 293.3° or WNW .
  • San Francisco, California has a Mediterranean warm climate (Csb) whereas Phoenix, Arizona has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • San Francisco, California is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome whereas Phoenix, Arizona is in or near the subtropical desert scrub biome.
  • The mean temperature is 8.6 °C (15.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.4 °C (24.1°F) less in San Francisco, California. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 305.8 mm (12 in) more which is equivalent to 305.8 l/m² (7.51 US gal/ft²) or 3,058,000 l/ha (326,920 US gal/ac) more. About 2 4/7 as much.
  • There are 1004 fewer hours of sunlight per year in San Francisco, California. In whichever way circa 2h 44' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.2° lower in San Francisco, California than in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Relative humidity levels are 37% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.1°C (7.3°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for San Francisco, California relative to Phoenix, Arizona. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Phoenix, Arizona vs San Francisco, California.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-10) -6 (-11) -8 (-15) -12 (-21) -15 (-27) -18 (-33) -19 (-34) -17 (-31) -14 (-25) -10 (-18) -7 (-12) -6 (-10) -11 (-21)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -5 (-9) -8 (-14) -12 (-21) -15 (-27) -17 (-31) -16 (-28) -12 (-21) -8 (-14) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -9 (-16)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (+1) +0 (+0) -2 (-3) -5 (-8) -8 (-14) -11 (-20) -15 (-27) -13 (-24) -10 (-18) -5 (-9) -1 (-2) +1 (+1) -6 (-10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +94 (+4) +63 (+2) +55 (+2) +29 (+1) +2 (+0) -1 (0) -20 (-1) -23 (-1) -17 (-1) +15 (+1) +56 (+2) +53 (+2) +306 (+12)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +7 (+23) +6 (+21) +6 (+19) +4 (+13) +2 (+6) 0 ( 0) -3.5 ( -11) -4.5 ( -15) -2 ( -7) +2 (+6) +5 (+17) +7 (+23)   +29 (+8)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -3h 29' -2h 49' -2h 13' -2h 06' -2h 34' -2h 20' -3h 03' -3h 21' -2h 38' -2h 36' -2h 48' -2h 56'   -2h 44'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 20' -0h 12' -0h 02' +0h 08' +0h 17' +0h 22' +0h 20' +0h 12' +0h 01' -0h 08' -0h 17' -0h 22'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -4.1 -4.2 -4.2 -4.2 -4.1 -4.2 -4.2 -4.2 -4.1 -4.2 -4.2 -4.2   -4.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +31 +29 +35 +41 +47 +48 +40 +34 +37 +35 +35 +32   +37
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +5 (+9) +4.5 (+8) +6.1 (+11) +6.6 (+12) +7.6 (+14) +6.5 (+12) -2.2 (-4) -3.7 (-7) +1.8 (+3) +4.5 (+8) +6.7 (+12) +5.5 (+10) +4.1 (+7)

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