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Dakar vs Puttalam Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Puttalam, Sri Lanka is approximately 10,561 km or 6,563 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Puttalam bearing 285.7° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 260.3° or W .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Puttalam has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry summers (As).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Puttalam is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 3.4 °C (6.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.3 °C (5.9°F) more in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 782.1 mm (30.8 in) less which is equivalent to 782.1 l/m² (19.19 US gal/ft²) or 7,821,000 l/ha (836,117 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.1° lower in Dakar than in Puttalam.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -8 (-15) -8 (-15) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) -1 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -3 (-6)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -4 (-8) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -6 (-10) -3 (-6) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +0 (+0) -2 (-4) -3 (-5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -53 (-2) -39 (-2) -66 (-3) -176 (-7) -94 (-4) -32 (-1) +45 (+2) +149 (+6) +70 (+3) -201 (-8) -248 (-10) -138 (-5) -782 (-31)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 21' -0h 13' -0h 02' +0h 09' +0h 18' +0h 23' +0h 21' +0h 13' +0h 02' -0h 09' -0h 19' -0h 23'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -6.6 -6.5 -6.5 +1 +6.6 +6.7 +6.6 +1.4 -6.7 -6.7 -6.8 -6.7   -2.1

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