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Dakar vs Yaounde Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Yaounde, Cameroon is approximately 3,401 km or 2,114 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Yaounde bearing 292.8° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 288° or WNW .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Yaounde has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Yaounde is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 0.5 °C (1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.8 °C (6.8°F) more in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1215.4 mm (47.9 in) less which is equivalent to 1215.4 l/m² (29.83 US gal/ft²) or 12,154,000 l/ha (1,299,343 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • There are 1388 more hours of sunlight per year in Dakar. In whichever way circa 3h 47' more per day or about 1 5/6 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.7° lower in Dakar than in Yaounde.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.1°C (0.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -5 (-9) -5 (-8) -3 (-5) +2 (+3) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) +-1 (-2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) -1 (-2) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) +5 (+8) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) 0 (0) +1 (+1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) -3 (-5) +3 (+6) -2 (-3) +1 (+1) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +1 (+2) +2 (+4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -15 (-1) -50 (-2) -140 (-5) -180 (-7) -219 (-9) -152 (-6) -9 (0) +62 (+2) -120 (-5) -259 (-10) -110 (-4) -25 (-1) -1215 (-48)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2.5 ( -8) -3.5 ( -12) -13 ( -42) -15.5 ( -52) -17.5 ( -56) -13 ( -43) 0 ( 0) +5 (+16) -7 ( -23) -18 ( -58) -14.5 ( -48) -5.5 ( -18)   -105 ( -29)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 27' +2h 49' +4h 48' +5h 00' +4h 42' +4h 42' +4h 32' +3h 38' +3h 50' +4h 00' +3h 08' +1h 54'   +3h 47'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 34' -0h 21' -0h 03' +0h 14' +0h 30' +0h 38' +0h 34' +0h 21' +0h 03' -0h 15' -0h 30' -0h 38'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -10.9 -10.7 -10.5 +5.3 +10.8 +10.9 +10.8 +5.5 -10.6 -10.7 -10.9 -10.9   -2.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -7 -2 -2 +0 +0 -4 -3 +0 +2 +0 -5 -8   -2.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -4.4 (-8) -4.6 (-8) -4.3 (-8) -3 (-5) -1.1 (-2) +1.6 (+3) +4.1 (+7) +4.4 (+8) +4.2 (+8) +3.5 (+6) +0.9 (+2) -2.4 (-4) -0.1 (0)

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