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Dakar vs Blantyre Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Blantyre, Malawi is approximately 6,683 km or 4,153 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Blantyre bearing 297.8° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 298.3° or WNW .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Blantyre has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Blantyre is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 1.9 °C (3.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.5 °C (0.9°F) less in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 421.1 mm (16.6 in) less which is equivalent to 421.1 l/m² (10.33 US gal/ft²) or 4,211,000 l/ha (450,184 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • There are 411 more hours of sunlight per year in Dakar. In whichever way circa 1h 08' more per day or about 1 1/6 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.3° higher in Dakar than in Blantyre.
  • Relative humidity levels are 1.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.6°C (2.8°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) +0 (0) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +1 (+2) +-1 (-2) +-2 (-4) -2 (-4) +0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +3 (+5) +8 (+14) +9 (+16) +8 (+14) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) +2 (+3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) +1 (+2) +5 (+9) +10 (+18) +12 (+22) +11 (+20) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +3 (+5) 0 (0) +4 (+7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -198 (-8) -178 (-7) -125 (-5) -43 (-2) -8 (0) +6 (+0) +58 (+2) +164 (+6) +129 (+5) +17 (+1) -80 (-3) -164 (-6) -421 (-17)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -13.5 ( -44) -11.5 ( -41) -11 ( -35) -4.5 ( -15) -0.5 ( -2) +2 (+7) +8 (+26) +14 (+45) +12 (+40) +3 (+10) -7.5 ( -25) -11.5 ( -37)   -21 ( -6)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 01' +2h 26' +3h 38' +2h 24' +1h 30' +1h 28' +0h 03' -1h 30' -0h 50' -0h 30' +1h 12' +1h 42'   +1h 08'
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 +1.6 +24.8 +30.3 +30.4 +30.2 +25 +2.2 -19.6 -29.5 -30.4   +1.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -24 -20 -17 -8 +0 +0 +8 +18 +23 +22 +1 -22   -1.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -8.5 (-15) -7.4 (-13) -5.7 (-10) -2.7 (-5) +2.4 (+4) +7.2 (+13) +10.5 (+19) +11.5 (+21) +9.6 (+17) +7.6 (+14) +0.7 (+1) -6.5 (-12) +1.6 (+3)

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