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Dakar vs Mahajanga/ Majunga Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Mahajanga/ Majunga, Madagascar is approximately 7,786 km or 4,838 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Mahajanga/ Majunga bearing 292.5° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 293.1° or WNW .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Mahajanga/ Majunga has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Mahajanga/ Majunga is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 2 °C (3.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3 °C (5.4°F) more in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1073.1 mm (42.2 in) less which is equivalent to 1073.1 l/m² (26.34 US gal/ft²) or 10,731,000 l/ha (1,147,215 US gal/ac) less. About 2/7 as much.
  • There are 252 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Dakar. In whichever way circa 0h 40' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.3° higher in Dakar than in Mahajanga/ Majunga.
  • Relative humidity levels are 11.9% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.5°C (2.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) +-2 (-4) +-1 (-1) +-1 (-3) +-2 (-4) +-3 (-5) -3 (-6) -4 (-8) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -6 (-11) -3 (-6) +1 (+3) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +0 (+0) -2 (-3) -4 (-7) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -7 (-12) -7 (-12) -5 (-9) -1 (-1) +4 (+8) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +4 (+8) +2 (+4) -1 (-1) -4 (-7) 0 (-1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -399 (-16) -385 (-15) -196 (-8) -69 (-3) -8 (0) +10 (+0) +59 (+2) +162 (+6) +132 (+5) +17 (+1) -117 (-5) -278 (-11) -1073 (-42)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -19.5 ( -63) -17.5 ( -62) -15 ( -48) -3.5 ( -12) -1.5 ( -5) +1 (+3) +8 (+26) +14 (+45) +12 (+40) +3 (+10) -7.5 ( -25) -14.5 ( -47)   -41 ( -11)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 54' +2h 11' +2h 32' +0h 12' -0h 30' -1h 20' -2h 25' -3h 44' -3h 20' -2h 38' -1h 20' +0h 21'   -0h 40'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 35' -0h 59' -0h 10' +0h 41' +1h 24' +1h 46' +1h 36' +0h 59' +0h 09' -0h 42' -1h 25' -1h 46'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -29.7 -19.3 +1.5 +24.7 +30.3 +30.4 +30.2 +25 +2.2 -19.6 -29.5 -30.4   +1.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -14 -12 -1 +12 +22 +23 +27 +35 +34 +27 +4 -14   +11.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -9.3 (-17) -8.8 (-16) -6.4 (-12) -2.5 (-5) +3 (+5) +7.7 (+14) +10.6 (+19) +12.6 (+23) +11 (+20) +7.6 (+14) -0.5 (-1) -7.4 (-13) +1.5 (+3)

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