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Dakar vs San Jose Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and San Jose, Costa Rica is approximately 7,229 km or 4,492 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from San Jose bearing 78.3° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 94.3° or E .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas San Jose has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas San Jose is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 3.8 °C (6.8°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4 °C (7.2°F) more in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1385.1 mm (54.5 in) less which is equivalent to 1385.1 l/m² (33.99 US gal/ft²) or 13,851,000 l/ha (1,480,764 US gal/ac) less. About 2/9 as much.
  • There are 1011 more hours of sunlight per year in Dakar. In whichever way circa 2h 45' more per day or about 1 1/2 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.7° lower in Dakar than in San Jose.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2.4% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.1°C (5.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +-1 (-2) -2 (-4) +-1 (-2) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +2 (+3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) 0 (0) +2 (+3) +5 (+8) +7 (+12) +7 (+12) +6 (+10) +7 (+12) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +4 (+7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +7 (+13) +9 (+16) +9 (+16) +8 (+14) +9 (+16) +8 (+14) +5 (+9) +6 (+10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -13 (-1) -4 (0) -20 (-1) -46 (-2) -228 (-9) -231 (-9) -151 (-6) -75 (-3) -171 (-7) -263 (-10) -144 (-6) -41 (-2) -1385 (-55)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2.5 ( -8) -0.5 ( -2) -2 ( -6) -6.5 ( -22) -18.5 ( -60) -20 ( -67) -14 ( -45) -9 ( -29) -11 ( -37) -20 ( -65) -13.5 ( -45) -5.5 ( -18)   -123 ( -34)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 01' +0h 50' +1h 44' +3h 06' +4h 25' +4h 34' +3h 21' +2h 05' +2h 16' +3h 48' +4h 00' +1h 54'   +2h 45'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 15' -0h 09' -0h 01' +0h 06' +0h 13' +0h 17' +0h 15' +0h 09' +0h 01' -0h 06' -0h 13' -0h 17'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -4.8 -4.8 -4.8 -0.7 +4.8 +4.8 +4.7 -0.6 -4.6 -4.7 -4.8 -4.8   -1.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -8 +3 +8 +7 +0 -5 -3 +2 -1 -6 -10 -15   -2.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -0.2 (0) +2.6 (+5) +2.5 (+5) +1.7 (+3) +1.4 (+3) +3.2 (+6) +5.6 (+10) +6.7 (+12) +5.1 (+9) +5 (+9) +3.3 (+6) -0.1 (0) +3.1 (+6)

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