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Accra vs Nairobi Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya is approximately 4,171 km or 2,592 mi.
  • To reach Accra in this distance one would set out from Nairobi bearing 280.9° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Accra bearing 279.5° or W .
  • Accra has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb).
  • Accra is in or near the tropical dry forest biome whereas Nairobi is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 8.8 °C (15.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.5 °C (0.9°F) more in Accra. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 138 mm (5.4 in) less which is equivalent to 138 l/m² (3.39 US gal/ft²) or 1,380,000 l/ha (147,531 US gal/ac) less. About 6/7 as much.
  • There are 148 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Accra. In whichever way circa 0h 24' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.2° lower in Accra than in Nairobi.
  • Relative humidity levels are 8.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10.3°C (18.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +7 (+12)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+17) +9 (+16) +9 (+16) +9 (+16) +9 (+16) +10 (+17) +9 (+16) +9 (+15) +9 (+15) +7 (+13) +9 (+16) +9 (+16) +9 (+16)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+22) +12 (+22) +11 (+20) +10 (+18) +10 (+18) +12 (+22) +12 (+22) +11 (+20) +12 (+22) +9 (+16) +10 (+18) +10 (+18) +11 (+20)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -29 (-1) -14 (-1) -28 (-1) -124 (-5) -15 (-1) +147 (+6) +30 (+1) -10 (0) +14 (+1) +26 (+1) -71 (-3) -64 (-3) -138 (-5)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2 ( -6) -2 ( -7) -4 ( -13) -8 ( -27) -3 ( -10) +8 (+27) +4 (+13) +2 (+6) +4 (+13) +3 (+10) -8 ( -27) -6 ( -19)   -12 ( -3)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 11' -2h 07' -1h 30' +0h 04' +0h 48' -0h 56' +0h 19' +0h 36' -0h 18' -0h 00' +0h 56' -0h 38'   -0h 24'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 21' -0h 13' -0h 02' +0h 09' +0h 18' +0h 23' +0h 21' +0h 13' +0h 02' -0h 09' -0h 19' -0h 23'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -6.8 -6.6 -3.2 +6.9 +6.9 +6.9 +6.9 +6.9 -2.7 -6.6 -6.9 -6.9   -0.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +7 +9 +8 +4 +5 +8 +6 +8 +12 +19 +8 +5   +8.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +10.6 (+19) +10.6 (+19) +10.4 (+19) +9.5 (+17) +9.8 (+18) +10.8 (+19) +9.9 (+18) +9.8 (+18) +10.7 (+19) +10.9 (+20) +10.4 (+19) +9.7 (+17) +10.3 (+19)

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