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Dakar vs Dakhla Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Dakhla, Western Sahara is approximately 1,012 km or 629 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Dakhla bearing 190° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 189.5° or S .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Dakhla has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Dakhla is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 4 °C (7.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1 °C (1.8°F) more in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 379.9 mm (15 in) more which is equivalent to 379.9 l/m² (9.32 US gal/ft²) or 3,799,000 l/ha (406,138 US gal/ac) more. About 12 1/2 as much.
  • There are 66 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Dakar. In whichever way circa 0h 10' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 5.7° higher in Dakar than in Dakhla.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.2% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.5°C (4.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +3 (+6)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+6) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +5 (+8) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +4 (+7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +5 (+8)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) -1 (0) -1 (0) +0 (+0) +10 (+0) +61 (+2) +163 (+6) +124 (+5) +35 (+1) -2 (0) -10 (0) +380 (+15)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -1.5 ( -5) -0.5 ( -2) -1 ( -3) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2) +2 (+7) +9 (+29) +13 (+42) +10 (+33) +3 (+10) -1.5 ( -5) -1.5 ( -5)   +30 (+8)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 21' +0h 14' +0h 27' +0h 48' +0h 13' -0h 38' -1h 00' -1h 34' -1h 12' -0h 01' +0h 28' +0h 29'   -0h 10'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 31' +0h 19' +0h 03' -0h 13' -0h 27' -0h 34' -0h 31' -0h 19' -0h 03' +0h 13' +0h 27' +0h 34'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +8.9 +8.9 +8.9 +9 -2 -8.2 -2.3 +8.9 +8.9 +8.9 +8.9 +8.9   +5.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -10 -6 -5 -3 -1 -4 -5 -1 -1 -2 -10 -14   -5.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +0.7 (+1) +0.9 (+2) +0.7 (+1) +1.2 (+2) +2.6 (+5) +3.9 (+7) +4.7 (+8) +4.6 (+8) +3.7 (+7) +3.9 (+7) +2.4 (+4) +1.1 (+2) +2.5 (+5)

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