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Dakar vs Kayes Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Kayes, Mali is approximately 654 km or 406 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Kayes bearing 273.7° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 272.1° or W .
  • Both have a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Both are in or near the tropical very dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 5 °C (8.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3 °C (5.4°F) less in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 220 mm (8.7 in) less which is equivalent to 220 l/m² (5.4 US gal/ft²) or 2,200,000 l/ha (235,195 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • There are 84 more hours of sunlight per year in Dakar. In whichever way circa 0h 13' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.1° lower in Dakar than in Kayes.
  • Relative humidity levels are 28.1% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.8°C (12.3°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-15) -12 (-21) -14 (-26) -16 (-30) -16 (-28) -9 (-16) -4 (-6) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -6 (-11) -8 (-14) -6 (-12) -9 (-16)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-8) -7 (-12) -10 (-17) -12 (-21) -12 (-21) -6 (-11) -1 (-2) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -5 (-9)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (+1) -2 (-4) -5 (-10) -8 (-14) -8 (-15) -4 (-6) +1 (+1) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) -1 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +2 (+0) +1 (+0) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) -11 (0) -72 (-3) -109 (-4) -34 (-1) +3 (+0) +1 (+0) -1 (0) -1 (0) -220 (-9)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) -0.5 ( -2) 0 ( 0) -2.5 ( -8) -8 ( -27) -5 ( -16) -2 ( -6) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) -0.5 ( -2) 0 ( 0)   -20.5 ( -6)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 23' +0h 02' +0h 07' +0h 24' +0h 52' +0h 44' +0h 32' +0h 25' -0h 10' +0h 03' -0h 04' +0h 09'   +0h 13'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 01'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 +0.3 +0.3 +0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3   -0.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +38 +46 +51 +53 +44 +19 +3 +0 +4 +17 +32 +31   +28.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +12.8 (+23) +14.7 (+26) +15.4 (+28) +12.9 (+23) +4.6 (+8) -0.6 (-1) -0.5 (-1) -0.1 (0) -0.1 (0) +2 (+4) +9.3 (+17) +11.6 (+21) +6.8 (+12)

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