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Dakar vs Cairo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Cairo, Egypt is approximately 5,266 km or 3,273 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Cairo bearing 262.3° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 242.4° or WSW .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Cairo has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Cairo is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The average temperature is 3 °C (5.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.5 °C (13.5°F) less in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 386.9 mm (15.2 in) more which is equivalent to 386.9 l/m² (9.5 US gal/ft²) or 3,869,000 l/ha (413,622 US gal/ac) more. About 15 6/7 as much.
  • There are 400 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Dakar. In whichever way circa 1h 05' less per day or about 8/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 12° higher in Dakar than in Cairo.
  • Relative humidity levels are 10% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.4°C (9.7°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +1 (+2) +-3 (-5) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) +-5 (-9) +-3 (-5) +0 (0) +3 (+5) +6 (+11) +-1 (-1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +0 (+1) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +0 (+0) +1 (+2) +4 (+7) +7 (+13) +9 (+15) +3 (+5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +9 (+16) +10 (+18) +5 (+10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -5 (0) -3 (0) -4 (0) -2 (0) +1 (+0) +10 (+0) +61 (+2) +165 (+6) +134 (+5) +36 (+1) -2 (0) -5 (0) +387 (+15)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2.5 ( -8) -1.5 ( -5) -1 ( -3) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2) +2 (+7) +9 (+29) +15 (+48) +12.5 (+42) +4 (+13) -0.5 ( -2) -1.5 ( -5)   +34.5 (+9)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 09' +0h 21' +1h 03' +0h 24' -0h 50' -3h 20' -4h 21' -4h 50' -3h 06' -1h 13' +0h 14' +1h 25'   -1h 05'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 56' +0h 34' +0h 06' -0h 24' -0h 49' -1h 02' -0h 57' -0h 35' -0h 05' +0h 24' +0h 50' +1h 02'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +15.3 +15.3 +15.4 +15.4 +4.3 -2 +3.9 +15.3 +15.3 +15.2 +15.2 +15.3   +12
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -4 +6 +10 +20 +24 +20 +13 +14 +15 +12 +0 -9   +10.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +5.9 (+11) +7.2 (+13) +6.4 (+12) +5.6 (+10) +5.1 (+9) +4.2 (+8) +3.2 (+6) +3.5 (+6) +4.6 (+8) +6.4 (+12) +6.7 (+12) +5.6 (+10) +5.4 (+10)

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