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Dakar vs Pituffik/ Thule Air Base Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland is approximately 7,467 km or 4,640 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 125.1° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 168.6° or SSE .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Pituffik/ Thule Air Base has a tundra climate (ET).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Pituffik/ Thule Air Base is in or near the polar desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 35.5 °C (64°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 22.7 °C (40.9°F) less in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 288.9 mm (11.4 in) more which is equivalent to 288.9 l/m² (7.09 US gal/ft²) or 2,889,000 l/ha (308,853 US gal/ac) more. About 3 1/3 as much.
  • There are 1381 more hours of sunlight per year in Dakar. In whichever way circa 3h 48' more per day or about 1 5/6 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 58.3° higher in Dakar than in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base.
  • Relative humidity levels are 0.7% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 33.2°C (59.8°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +44 (+79) +46 (+82) +45 (+81) +38 (+68) +29 (+51) +25 (+45) +23 (+41) +24 (+43) +29 (+53) +37 (+66) +42 (+75) +45 (+81) +35 (+64)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +44 (+80) +46 (+82) +45 (+81) +39 (+69) +29 (+51) +25 (+44) +23 (+41) +24 (+43) +29 (+52) +37 (+66) +43 (+77) +45 (+81) +36 (+64)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +44 (+79) +45 (+82) +45 (+81) +39 (+70) +29 (+51) +24 (+43) +23 (+41) +23 (+42) +28 (+50) +37 (+66) +43 (+78) +45 (+81) +35 (+64)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -4 (0) -5 (0) -4 (0) -6 (0) -6 (0) +3 (+0) +45 (+2) +141 (+6) +116 (+5) +25 (+1) -9 (0) -8 (0) +289 (+11)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2.5 ( -8) -4.5 ( -16) -4 ( -13) -3.5 ( -12) -4.5 ( -15) -2 ( -7) +3 (+10) +9 (+29) +7 (+23) -2 ( -6) -6.5 ( -22) -5.5 ( -18)   -16 ( -4)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +8h 01' +8h 27' +5h 36' +0h 18' -0h 27' -0h 56' -1h 19' -0h 42' +3h 02' +7h 19' +8h 30' +7h 48'   +3h 48'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +11h 13' +9h 20' +1h 22' -6h 06' -11h 19' -11h 08' -11h 13' -9h 14' -1h 11' +6h 23' +11h 18' +11h 08'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +61.6 +61.3 +61.6 +61.7 +50.6 +44.4 +50.2 +61.7 +61.7 +61.3 +61.6 +61.7   +58.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -9 -3 +0 +5 +7 +0 +0 +3 +6 +3 -5 -15   -0.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +39.3 (+71) +42 (+76) +42.4 (+76) +37.1 (+67) +28.1 (+51) +23.1 (+42) +22 (+40) +23.4 (+42) +28.3 (+51) +35.4 (+64) +38.9 (+70) +38.7 (+70) +33.2 (+60)

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