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Athens vs Colombo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Athens, Greece and Colombo, Sri Lanka is approximately 6,601 km or 4,102 mi.
  • To reach Athens in this distance one would set out from Colombo bearing 310.5° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Athens bearing 286.6° or WNW .
  • Athens has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa) whereas Colombo has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The average temperature is 9.8 °C (17.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 16 °C (28.8°F) more in Athens. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 2027.8 mm (79.8 in) less which is equivalent to 2027.8 l/m² (49.77 US gal/ft²) or 20,278,000 l/ha (2,167,853 US gal/ac) less. About 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 22.2° lower in Athens than in Colombo.
  • Relative humidity levels are 17.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 13.5°C (24.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-33) -18 (-32) -16 (-28) -12 (-21) -6 (-10) -1 (-1) 3 (+5) 2 (+4) -1 (-2) -7 (-12) -12 (-21) -16 (-28) -8 (-15)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-31) -17 (-31) -16 (-29) -13 (-23) -8 (-15) -3 (-6) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) -4 (-8) -9 (-16) -12 (-22) -16 (-28) -10 (-18)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -16 (-28) -16 (-28) -15 (-28) -13 (-23) -10 (-18) -5 (-10) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -6 (-10) -9 (-16) -12 (-21) -15 (-26) -10 (-18)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -17 (-1) -21 (-1) -87 (-3) -225 (-9) -365 (-14) -176 (-7) -121 (-5) -109 (-4) -224 (-9) -321 (-13) -259 (-10) -101 (-4) -2028 (-80)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +8 (+26) +4 (+14) 0 ( 0) -9 ( -30) -15 ( -48) -18 ( -60) -13 ( -42) -12 ( -39) -13 ( -43) -13 ( -42) -7 ( -23) +3 (+10)   -85 ( -23)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 57' -1h 12' -0h 13' +0h 50' +1h 44' +2h 11' +1h 59' +1h 13' +0h 11' -0h 52' -1h 45' -2h 11'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -31 -30.8 -30.8 -21.1 -4.5 +1.9 -3.9 -20.6 -31 -30.9 -31 -31.1   -22.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -3 -5 -10 -19 -24 -30 -33 -31 -24 -17 -9 -5   -17.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -17.3 (-31) -17.5 (-32) -17.5 (-32) -16.3 (-29) -13.2 (-24) -10.4 (-19) -8.9 (-16) -8.8 (-16) -9.7 (-17) -12.1 (-22) -13.8 (-25) -16 (-29) -13.5 (-24)

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