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Dakar vs Maputo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Maputo, Mozambique is approximately 7,054 km or 4,383 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Maputo bearing 304° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 309.5° or NW .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Maputo has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Maputo is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 1.3 °C (2.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0 °C (0°F) more in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 356.1 mm (14 in) less which is equivalent to 356.1 l/m² (8.74 US gal/ft²) or 3,561,000 l/ha (380,695 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • There are 301 more hours of sunlight per year in Dakar. In whichever way circa 0h 49' more per day or about 1 1/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 8.6° higher in Dakar than in Maputo.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2.4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.7°C (3.1°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Dakar relative to Maputo. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Maputo 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) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) +-1 (-2) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) -3 (-5) +0 (-1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -5 (-8) -3 (-5) +2 (+3) +7 (+12) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +6 (+10) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) -2 (-4) +1 (+2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) +4 (+7) +9 (+16) +11 (+20) +10 (+18) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) -1 (-2) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -128 (-5) -123 (-5) -97 (-4) -64 (-3) -27 (-1) -17 (-1) +48 (+2) +152 (+6) +96 (+4) -9 (0) -85 (-3) -103 (-4) -356 (-14)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -8.5 ( -27) -7.5 ( -27) -9 ( -29) -5.5 ( -18) -2.5 ( -8) 0 ( 0) +7 (+23) +13 (+42) +9 (+30) -1 ( -3) -7.5 ( -25) -7.5 ( -24)   -20 ( -6)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 50' +1h 12' +2h 29' +2h 28' +1h 27' +0h 22' -0h 54' -1h 38' -0h 20' +1h 25' +1h 54' +0h 42'   +0h 49'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 11' -1h 22' -0h 15' +0h 56' +1h 56' +2h 26' +2h 13' +1h 22' +0h 13' -0h 58' -1h 58' -2h 26'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -28.1 -9.7 +11.7 +35 +40.5 +40.6 +40.5 +35.2 +12.4 -10.2 -28.1 -35.7   +8.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -10 -6 -3 +3 +10 +10 +12 +15 +12 +6 -6 -14   +2.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -7.3 (-13) -6.3 (-11) -5 (-9) -1.7 (-3) +3.8 (+7) +8.6 (+15) +10.5 (+19) +10.2 (+18) +8 (+14) +5.2 (+9) +0.4 (+1) -5.6 (-10) +1.7 (+3)

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