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Johannesburg vs Bern Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Johannesburg, South Africa and Bern, Switzerland is approximately 8,387 km or 5,212 mi.
  • To reach Johannesburg in this distance one would set out from Bern bearing 160.8° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Johannesburg bearing 165.5° or SSE .
  • Johannesburg has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Bern has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Johannesburg is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome whereas Bern is in or near the boreal rain forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 7.6 °C (13.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9 °C (16.2°F) less in Johannesburg. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 443 mm (17.4 in) less which is equivalent to 443 l/m (10.87 US gal/ft) or 4,430,000 l/ha (473,596 US gal/ac) less. About 5/9 as much.
  • There are 1426 more hours of sunlight per year in Johannesburg. In whichever way circa 3h 54' more per day or about 1 4/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 19.9° higher in Johannesburg than in Bern.
  • Relative humidity levels are 19.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.1°C (5.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +24 (+43) +21 (+38) +15 (+27) +8 (+14) 1 (+2) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) +4 (+7) +12 (+22) +18 (+32) +23 (+41) +9 (+17)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +22 (+39) +20 (+35) +14 (+24) +7 (+13) -1 (-1) -6 (-10) -8 (-14) -4 (-7) +2 (+4) +11 (+19) +15 (+27) +20 (+36) +8 (+14)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +19 (+34) +17 (+31) +12 (+22) +6 (+11) -2 (-4) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -7 (-13) -1 (-2) +7 (+13) +12 (+22) +16 (+29) +5 (+9)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +64 (+3) +40 (+2) +31 (+1) -14 (-1) -80 (-3) -114 (-4) -115 (-5) -110 (-4) -74 (-3) -63 (-2) -57 (-2) +49 (+2) -443 (-17)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +3 (+10) +1 (+4) +2 (+6) -6 ( -20) -10 ( -32) -13 ( -43) -11 ( -35) -12 ( -39) -8 ( -27) -3 ( -10) +1 (+3) +5 (+16)   -51 ( -14)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +6h 23' +4h 36' +2h 38' +2h 32' +2h 27' +1h 30' +1h 05' +2h 27' +3h 34' +5h 00' +7h 08' +7h 30'   +3h 54'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +4h 39' +2h 52' +0h 31' -1h 59' -4h 07' -5h 13' -4h 43' -2h 52' -0h 27' +2h 03' +4h 10' +5h 13'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +60 +41.5 +20.1 -3 -19.6 -26.1 -20.1 -3.3 +19.5 +42 +59.9 +67.5   +19.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -16 -9 -9 -7 -15 -19 -20 -28 -34 -30 -26 -22   -19.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +17.5 (+32) +16.8 (+30) +11.2 (+20) +5.2 (+9) -3.9 (-7) -9.7 (-17) -11.8 (-21) -10.5 (-19) -6.1 (-11) +3.7 (+7) +9.3 (+17) +14.9 (+27) +3.1 (+6)

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