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Dakar vs Freetown Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Freetown, Sierra Leone is approximately 825 km or 513 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Freetown bearing 325.9° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 325° or NW .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Freetown has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The mean annual temperature is 3 °C (5.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.9 °C (7°F) more in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 2532.4 mm (99.7 in) less which is equivalent to 2532.4 l/m² (62.15 US gal/ft²) or 25,324,000 l/ha (2,707,304 US gal/ac) less. About 1/7 as much.
  • There are 864 more hours of sunlight per year in Dakar. In whichever way circa 2h 21' more per day or about 1 2/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2° lower in Dakar than in Freetown.
  • Relative humidity levels are 15% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.2°C (11.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -5 (-10) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -1 (-2) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) 0 (+0) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -2 (-4)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -5 (-10) -1 (-3) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) 0 (0) -2 (-3) -4 (-7) -3 (-5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -7 (-12) -4 (-8) -1 (-1) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) -4 (-7) -3 (-5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -1 (0) -3 (0) -13 (0) -46 (-2) -176 (-7) -313 (-12) -674 (-27) -627 (-25) -350 (-14) -229 (-9) -87 (-3) -16 (-1) -2532 (-100)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2) -2 ( -6) -4.5 ( -15) -12.5 ( -40) -18 ( -60) -16 ( -52) -9 ( -29) -10 ( -33) -14 ( -45) -10.5 ( -35) -4.5 ( -15)   -102 ( -28)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 13' +0h 44' +1h 32' +2h 36' +3h 05' +3h 46' +4h 27' +4h 11' +3h 16' +2h 00' +1h 48' +0h 36'   +2h 21'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 19' -0h 12' -0h 02' +0h 08' +0h 17' +0h 21' +0h 19' +0h 12' +0h 01' -0h 08' -0h 17' -0h 21'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -6.1 -6 -6 +0.5 +6 +6.1 +6 +0.7 -6 -6 -6.1 -6.2   -2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -18 -12 -9 -12 -11 -16 -17 -11 -14 -12 -21 -26   -14.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -10.4 (-19) -9.2 (-17) -8.9 (-16) -9.4 (-17) -7.5 (-14) -4.8 (-9) -2.4 (-4) -0.7 (-1) -2.2 (-4) -2.7 (-5) -6.4 (-12) -10.2 (-18) -6.2 (-11)

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