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Accra vs Dakar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal is approximately 2,150 km or 1,336 mi.
  • To reach Accra in this distance one would set out from Dakar bearing 116.4° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Accra bearing 119.5° or ESE .
  • Accra has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Accra is in or near the tropical dry forest biome whereas Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 2.2 °C (3.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.5 °C (4.5°F) less in Accra. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 374.1 mm (14.7 in) more which is equivalent to 374.1 l/m² (9.18 US gal/ft²) or 3,741,000 l/ha (399,938 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • There are 674 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Accra. In whichever way circa 1h 50' less per day or about 7/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.5° higher in Accra than in Dakar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 15.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.5°C (9.9°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) 0 (0) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +3 (+5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+12) +7 (+12) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +4 (+7) 0 (0) -3 (-5) -4 (-6) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) +1 (+2) +4 (+6) +2 (+4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) 0 (0) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) 0 (0) +3 (+5) +2 (+3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +14 (+1) +36 (+1) +73 (+3) +82 (+3) +144 (+6) +183 (+7) -12 (0) -149 (-6) -94 (-4) +43 (+2) +37 (+1) +18 (+1) +374 (+15)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1.5 (+5) +1.5 (+5) +5 (+16) +6.5 (+22) +10.5 (+34) +12 (+40) -2 ( -6) -9 ( -29) -5 ( -17) +4 (+13) +3.5 (+12) +1.5 (+5)   +30 (+8)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 07' -1h 18' -2h 32' -3h 00' -2h 48' -3h 46' -2h 44' -1h 29' -1h 34' -1h 05' -0h 30' -0h 11'   -1h 50'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 28' +0h 18' +0h 03' -0h 12' -0h 25' -0h 32' -0h 29' -0h 18' -0h 02' +0h 12' +0h 26' +0h 32'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +9.1 +9 +8.9 -3.5 -9 -9.1 -9 -3.7 +8.9 +9 +9.1 +9.2   +2.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +24 +17 +14 +13 +12 +16 +14 +8 +7 +11 +19 +27   +15.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +11.9 (+21) +10.2 (+18) +9.9 (+18) +9.1 (+16) +6.5 (+12) +3.4 (+6) +0 (+0) -1.8 (-3) +0 (+0) +1.4 (+3) +5.4 (+10) +9.9 (+18) +5.5 (+10)

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