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Herat vs Arak Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Herat, Afghanistan and Arak, Iran is approximately 1,144 km or 711 mi.
  • To reach Herat in this distance one would set out from Arak bearing 85.7° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Herat bearing 92.7° or E .
  • Herat has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Arak has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • Both are in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 2.2 °C (4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.9 °C (3.4°F) less in Herat. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 106.8 mm (4.2 in) less which is equivalent to 106.8 l/m² (2.62 US gal/ft²) or 1,068,000 l/ha (114,176 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.1° lower in Herat than in Arak.
  • Relative humidity levels are 3.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.6°C (6.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Herat relative to Arak. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Arak vs Herat.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+8) +5 (+8) +3 (+5) +3 (+6) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +3 (+5) +2 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -3 (0) -3 (0) +2 (+0) -24 (-1) -22 (-1) -2 (0) -1 (0) -1 (0) -1 (0) -17 (-1) -21 (-1) -15 (-1) -107 (-4)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 00'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1   -0.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +0 +2 +7 +10 +5 +6 +3 +3 +7 +2 -1 +0   +3.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +3.7 (+7) +4.2 (+8) +4.3 (+8) +5.7 (+10) +5 (+9) +5.3 (+10) +3.5 (+6) +3 (+5) +4.1 (+7) +1.5 (+3) +0.5 (+1) +2.3 (+4) +3.6 (+6)

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