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Dakar vs Paramaribo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Paramaribo, Suriname is approximately 4,231 km or 2,629 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Paramaribo bearing 73.5° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 80.5° or E .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Paramaribo has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Paramaribo is in or near the tropical moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 3.1 °C (5.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.5 °C (6.3°F) more in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1797.1 mm (70.8 in) less which is equivalent to 1797.1 l/m² (44.11 US gal/ft²) or 17,971,000 l/ha (1,921,219 US gal/ac) less. About 1/5 as much.
  • There are 509 more hours of sunlight per year in Dakar. In whichever way circa 1h 24' more per day or about 1 1/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.5° lower in Dakar than in Paramaribo.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) +-1 (-2) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) +1 (+1) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -4 (-6) -3 (-6)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) 0 (0) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) 0 (0) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -191 (-8) -149 (-6) -162 (-6) -232 (-9) -320 (-13) -293 (-12) -166 (-7) -2 (0) +48 (+2) -50 (-2) -108 (-4) -174 (-7) -1797 (-71)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -21.5 ( -69) -17.5 ( -62) -19 ( -61) -19.5 ( -65) -25.5 ( -82) -25 ( -83) -16 ( -52) -4 ( -13) +1 (+3) -7 ( -23) -14.5 ( -48) -21.5 ( -69)   -190 ( -52)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 29' +2h 43' +3h 29' +4h 14' +4h 11' +2h 16' -0h 17' -2h 13' -2h 04' -0h 54' +0h 54' +2h 01'   +1h 24'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 28' -0h 17' -0h 03' +0h 12' +0h 25' +0h 31' +0h 28' +0h 17' +0h 02' -0h 12' -0h 25' -0h 31'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -8.9 -8.8 -8.7 +3.3 +8.8 +8.9 +8.7 +3.4 -8.6 -8.7 -8.8 -8.9   -2.5

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