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Dakar vs Wau Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Wau, Sudan is approximately 5,017 km or 3,118 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Wau bearing 283.1° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 273.8° or W .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Wau has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Wau is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 3.5 °C (6.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.1 °C (3.8°F) more in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 661.6 mm (26 in) less which is equivalent to 661.6 l/m² (16.24 US gal/ft²) or 6,616,000 l/ha (707,294 US gal/ac) less. About 3/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.2° lower in Dakar than in Wau.
  • Relative humidity levels are 11.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.7°C (1.3°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-10) -8 (-14) -9 (-17) -9 (-16) -6 (-11) -2 (-3) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +0 (+0) 0 (-1) -1 (-3) -3 (-5) -3 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +1 (+0) -3 (0) -19 (-1) -68 (-3) -118 (-5) -167 (-7) -116 (-5) -28 (-1) -45 (-2) -87 (-3) -14 (-1) +0 (+0) -662 (-26)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 22' -0h 14' -0h 02' +0h 09' +0h 19' +0h 25' +0h 22' +0h 14' +0h 02' -0h 10' -0h 20' -0h 25'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -7 -6.9 -6.9 +1.4 +6.9 +7 +6.9 +1.6 -7 -7 -7.1 -7.1   -2.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +26 +34 +28 +19 +8 -2 -5 -2 +1 +3 +13 +17   +11.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +4.3 (+8) +5.7 (+10) +0.5 (+1) -3.2 (-6) -4.1 (-7) -1.9 (-3) +0.1 (+0) +0.9 (+2) +0.4 (+1) +0.3 (+1) +2.5 (+5) +3.3 (+6) +0.7 (+1)

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