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Dakar vs Dar Es Salaam Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania is approximately 6,695 km or 4,161 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Dar Es Salaam bearing 291.3° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 287° or WNW .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Dar Es Salaam has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Dar Es Salaam is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 1.6 °C (2.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2 °C (3.6°F) more in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 735.1 mm (28.9 in) less which is equivalent to 735.1 l/m² (18.04 US gal/ft²) or 7,351,000 l/ha (785,871 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • There are 215 more hours of sunlight per year in Dakar. In whichever way circa 0h 35' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.8° lower in Dakar than in Dar Es Salaam.
  • Relative humidity levels are 12.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.3°C (7.7°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) +0 (0) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +0 (0) +-1 (-2) -2 (-4) -5 (-9) -3 (-6)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -7 (-12) -7 (-12) -6 (-10) -3 (-5) +2 (+4) +4 (+6) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) -1 (-1) -4 (-7) -2 (-3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -1 (-2) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +1 (+2) -3 (-5) 0 (0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -76 (-3) -51 (-2) -131 (-5) -269 (-11) -175 (-7) -32 (-1) +30 (+1) +138 (+5) +106 (+4) -29 (-1) -131 (-5) -116 (-5) -735 (-29)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -5.5 ( -18) -5.5 ( -19) -11 ( -35) -17.5 ( -58) -12.5 ( -40) -3 ( -10) +5 (+16) +11 (+35) +8 (+27) 0 ( 0) -6.5 ( -22) -7.5 ( -24)   -45 ( -12)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 13' +0h 31' +2h 38' +4h 50' +2h 27' +1h 00' -0h 09' -2h 09' -1h 14' -0h 40' +0h 04' -0h 23'   +0h 35'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 07' -0h 42' -0h 07' +0h 29' +0h 59' +1h 14' +1h 08' +0h 42' +0h 06' -0h 30' -1h 00' -1h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -21.4 -20.4 -7.1 +16 +21.5 +21.6 +21.4 +16.2 -6.5 -20.4 -21.4 -21.6   -1.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -17 -18 -18 -15 -11 -9 -7 +0 -1 -4 -18 -27   -12.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -10.9 (-20) -10.4 (-19) -10.2 (-18) -8.6 (-15) -4.8 (-9) +0 (+0) +1.9 (+3) +3.9 (+7) +2.2 (+4) +0.5 (+1) -4.7 (-8) -10.4 (-19) -4.3 (-8)

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