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La Paz vs Santa Cruz Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between La Paz, Bolivia and Santa Cruz, Bolivia is approximately 550 km or 342 mi.
  • To reach La Paz in this distance one would set out from Santa Cruz bearing 284.1° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach La Paz bearing 285.6° or WNW .
  • La Paz has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Santa Cruz has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • La Paz is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Santa Cruz is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 16.3 °C (29.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2 °C (3.6°F) less in La Paz. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 482 mm (19 in) less which is equivalent to 482 l/m² (11.83 US gal/ft²) or 4,820,000 l/ha (515,290 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.7° higher in La Paz than in Santa Cruz.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for La Paz relative to Santa Cruz. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Santa Cruz vs La Paz.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -17 (-31) -16 (-29) -15 (-27) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -12 (-22) -14 (-25) -16 (-29) -15 (-27) -15 (-27) -17 (-31) -15 (-27)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -18 (-32) -17 (-30) -16 (-29) -15 (-27) -15 (-26) -15 (-26) -16 (-29) -18 (-32) -17 (-30) -17 (-30) -18 (-32) -16 (-29)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -18 (-32) -17 (-31) -17 (-31) -17 (-31) -18 (-32) -17 (-31) -18 (-32) -19 (-34) -18 (-32) -18 (-32) -18 (-32) -18 (-32)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -45 (-2) -26 (-1) -28 (-1) -42 (-2) -49 (-2) -50 (-2) -28 (-1) -28 (-1) -10 (0) -59 (-2) -72 (-3) -45 (-2) -482 (-19)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 04' -0h 02' -0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 03' +0h 04' +0h 04' +0h 02' +0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 03' -0h 04'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -0.9 +1.2 +1.2 +1.3 +1.2 +1.3 +1.3 +1.3 +1.3 +1.1 -0.8 -1.2   +0.7

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