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Dakar vs Maripasoula Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Maripasoula, French Guiana is approximately 4,187 km or 2,602 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Maripasoula bearing 70.5° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 76.5° or ENE .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Maripasoula has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Maripasoula is in or near the tropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 2.3 °C (4.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.4 °C (9.7°F) more in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 2140.1 mm (84.3 in) less which is equivalent to 2140.1 l/m² (52.52 US gal/ft²) or 21,401,000 l/ha (2,287,909 US gal/ac) less. About 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.7° lower in Dakar than in Maripasoula.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-10) -5 (-10) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -2 (-4) +-1 (-3) +-2 (-4) +-3 (-5) -3 (-6) -4 (-7) -4 (-8) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -5 (-10) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -1 (-1) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +0 (+0) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -3 (-6) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-8) -5 (-8) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) +1 (+2) +4 (+6) +4 (+7) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) -2 (-3) -1 (-1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -238 (-9) -203 (-8) -261 (-10) -300 (-12) -387 (-15) -306 (-12) -158 (-6) +11 (+0) +49 (+2) -35 (-1) -112 (-4) -201 (-8) -2140 (-84)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 34' -0h 21' -0h 04' +0h 15' +0h 31' +0h 38' +0h 35' +0h 21' +0h 03' -0h 15' -0h 31' -0h 39'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -11.1 -10.9 -10.8 +5.5 +11 +11.1 +10.9 +5.6 -10.7 -10.8 -11 -11.1   -2.7

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