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Socotra vs Heraklion, Crete Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Socotra, Yemen and Heraklion, Crete, Greece is approximately 3,829 km or 2,380 mi.
  • To reach Socotra in this distance one would set out from Heraklion, Crete bearing 124° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Socotra bearing 136.2° or SE .
  • Socotra has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Heraklion, Crete has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • The average temperature is 8.4 °C (15.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.1 °C (14.6°F) less in Socotra. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 305.6 mm (12 in) less which is equivalent to 305.6 l/m² (7.5 US gal/ft²) or 3,056,000 l/ha (326,707 US gal/ac) less. About 2/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 18° higher in Socotra than in Heraklion, Crete.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.6°C (11.9°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Socotra relative to Heraklion, Crete. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Heraklion, Crete vs Socotra.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +13 (+23) +13 (+23) +13 (+24) +12 (+21) +11 (+19) +6 (+10) +3 (+6) +4 (+6) +6 (+10) +7 (+12) +9 (+16) +11 (+20) +9 (+16)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +13 (+23) +12 (+22) +12 (+22) +11 (+20) +10 (+18) +6 (+10) +2 (+4) +3 (+6) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +9 (+16) +11 (+20) +8 (+15)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+22) +12 (+22) +12 (+22) +11 (+20) +12 (+22) +8 (+14) +3 (+6) +4 (+8) +6 (+10) +6 (+10) +9 (+15) +11 (+20) +9 (+16)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -89 (-3) -74 (-3) -47 (-2) -30 (-1) -12 (0) +28 (+1) -1 (0) -1 (0) -17 (-1) -59 (-2) -8 (0) +4 (+0) -306 (-12)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 26' +0h 53' +0h 09' -0h 36' -1h 16' -1h 36' -1h 27' -0h 53' -0h 08' +0h 38' +1h 17' +1h 36'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +22.6 +22.5 +22.6 +22.6 +7.5 +1.1 +7 +22.3 +22.6 +22.6 +22.6 +22.6   +18
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -4.6 -7.5 -4.1 -1 -0.6 -3.7 -9.9 -10.2 -11.3 -1.9 -2.4 -2.5   -5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +10.8 (+19) +9.8 (+18) +10.8 (+19) +10 (+18) +9.5 (+17) +4.2 (+8) -0.8 (-1) -0.2 (0) +1.5 (+3) +5.4 (+10) +7.9 (+14) +10.1 (+18) +6.6 (+12)

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