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Dakar vs Niamey Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Niamey, Niger is approximately 2,125 km or 1,320 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Niamey bearing 276.1° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 271.3° or W .
  • Both have a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Both are in or near the tropical very dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 5 °C (8.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.2 °C (5.8°F) less in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 127.9 mm (5 in) less which is equivalent to 127.9 l/m² (3.14 US gal/ft²) or 1,279,000 l/ha (136,734 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • There are 31 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Dakar. In whichever way circa 0h 05' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.5° lower in Dakar than in Niamey.
  • Relative humidity levels are 33.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 9°C (16.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -11 (-19) -14 (-25) -16 (-29) -14 (-26) -8 (-15) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -9 (-15)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-6) -6 (-11) -10 (-18) -12 (-22) -11 (-20) -6 (-10) -2 (-3) 0 (-1) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -5 (-9)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) -2 (-4) -6 (-11) -9 (-15) -8 (-14) -3 (-5) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +0 (+1) 0 (0) +4 (+6) +3 (+6) -1 (-2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +2 (+0) +1 (+0) -4 (0) -5 (0) -34 (-1) -59 (-2) -94 (-4) -6 (0) +42 (+2) +27 (+1) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) -128 (-5)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2) -3.5 ( -11) -4 ( -13) 0 ( 0) +2 (+6) +6 (+20) +3 (+10) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2)   +4.5 (+1)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 00' -0h 42' +1h 13' +1h 44' +1h 19' +0h 12' -0h 19' -0h 03' -0h 20' -1h 00' -1h 00' -1h 05'   -0h 05'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 04' -0h 02' -0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 03' +0h 04' +0h 04' +0h 02' +0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 03' -0h 04'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -1.3 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 +1.2 +1.3 +1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -1.3 -1.3 -1.3   -0.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +43 +48 +52 +49 +35 +25 +15 +7 +15 +32 +44 +38   +33.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +17.7 (+32) +16.9 (+30) +16.3 (+29) +8.9 (+16) +0.8 (+1) +2.1 (+4) +2.5 (+5) +1.3 (+2) +1.7 (+3) +5.9 (+11) +17.3 (+31) +16.9 (+30) +9 (+16)

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