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Gibraltar vs Heraklion, Crete Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gibraltar, Gibraltar and Heraklion, Crete, Greece is approximately 2,746 km or 1,706 mi.
  • To reach Gibraltar in this distance one would set out from Heraklion, Crete bearing 280.9° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Gibraltar bearing 262.8° or W .
  • Both have a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • Gibraltar is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome whereas Heraklion, Crete is in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 0.3 °C (0.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.1 °C (3.8°F) less in Gibraltar. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 266.4 mm (10.5 in) more which is equivalent to 266.4 l/m² (6.54 US gal/ft²) or 2,664,000 l/ha (284,799 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/2 as much.
  • There are 66 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Gibraltar. In whichever way circa 0h 10' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.9° lower in Gibraltar than in Heraklion, Crete.
  • Relative humidity levels are 8.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.6°C (2.8°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) 0 (0) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) 1 (+1) 0 (-1) +0 (0) -1 (-2) +0 (0) 0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +1 (+3) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) +0 (+0) 0 (0) +0 (+0) 0 (-1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +0 (+0) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -1 (-1) 0 (-1) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +0 (+0) +0 (+1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +61 (+2) +21 (+1) +49 (+2) +29 (+1) +10 (+0) +1 (+0) +0 (+0) +2 (+0) +4 (+0) -14 (-1) +55 (+2) +50 (+2) +266 (+10)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -4 ( -13) -2 ( -7) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) +0.5 (+2) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -3) -4 ( -13) -4 ( -13)   -14.5 ( -4)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 01' +1h 16' -0h 09' +0h 06' -0h 36' -0h 40' -1h 19' -1h 27' -1h 02' +0h 07' -0h 50' +0h 27'   -0h 10'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 03' -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 (°) -0.8 -0.8 -0.8 -0.8 -0.8 -0.8 -0.8 -0.8 -0.9 -0.8 -0.9 -0.9   -0.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +8.4 +6.5 +5.9 +7 +6.4 +11.3 +9.1 +8.8 +9.7 +8.1 +9.6 +7.5   +8.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +2.7 (+5) +3 (+5) +2.6 (+5) +1.5 (+3) +0.3 (+1) +0.1 (+0) +0.4 (+1) +1.3 (+2) +1.4 (+3) +1.9 (+3) +2 (+4) +1.7 (+3) +1.6 (+3)

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