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Nairobi vs Accra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nairobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana is approximately 4,171 km or 2,592 mi.
  • To reach Nairobi in this distance one would set out from Accra bearing 99.5° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Nairobi bearing 100.9° or E .
  • Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb) whereas Accra has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Nairobi is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome whereas Accra is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 8.8 °C (15.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.5 °C (0.9°F) less in Nairobi. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 138 mm (5.4 in) more which is equivalent to 138 l/m (3.39 US gal/ft) or 1,380,000 l/ha (147,531 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/6 as much.
  • There are 148 more hours of sunlight per year in Nairobi. In whichever way circa 0h 24' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.2° higher in Nairobi than in Accra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 8.2% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10.3°C (18.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

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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