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Dakar vs Hambantota Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Hambantota, Sri Lanka is approximately 10,756 km or 6,684 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Hambantota bearing 285.7° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 261.8° or W .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Hambantota has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry summers (As).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Hambantota is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 2.9 °C (5.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.7 °C (8.5°F) more in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 632.1 mm (24.9 in) less which is equivalent to 632.1 l/m² (15.51 US gal/ft²) or 6,321,000 l/ha (675,757 US gal/ac) less. About 2/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.4° lower in Dakar than in Hambantota.
  • Relative humidity levels are 13.3% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.8°C (10.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Dakar relative to Hambantota. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Hambantota 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 (-9) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -5 (-8) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) +0 (0) 0 (+0) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -3 (-5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-10) -6 (-10) -6 (-12) -7 (-12) -5 (-9) -2 (-3) 0 (0) +0 (+0) 0 (0) 0 (0) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -3 (-5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-10) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -7 (-13) -6 (-10) -2 (-4) +0 (+1) +0 (+1) -1 (-1) 0 (0) -1 (-1) -3 (-6) -3 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -56 (-2) -46 (-2) -66 (-3) -95 (-4) -88 (-3) -49 (-2) +13 (+0) +110 (+4) +63 (+2) -114 (-4) -187 (-7) -118 (-5) -632 (-25)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -8.5 ( -27) -4.5 ( -16) -7 ( -23) -9.5 ( -32) -11.5 ( -37) -10 ( -33) +2 (+6) +7 (+23) +5 (+17) -8 ( -26) -14.5 ( -48) -11.5 ( -37)   -71 ( -19)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 27' -0h 17' -0h 03' +0h 11' +0h 24' +0h 30' +0h 27' +0h 17' +0h 02' -0h 12' -0h 24' -0h 30'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -8.5 -8.4 -8.3 +2.9 +8.5 +8.6 +8.5 +3.2 -8.5 -8.6 -8.7 -8.7   -2.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -23 -18 -16 -14 -11 -10 -5 -1 -4 -8 -21 -28   -13.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -10.6 (-19) -9.5 (-17) -9.7 (-17) -9.4 (-17) -7.3 (-13) -3.8 (-7) -1.2 (-2) -0.1 (0) -1 (-2) -1.9 (-3) -5.6 (-10) -9.7 (-17) -5.8 (-10)

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