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Nairobi vs Addis Ababa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nairobi, Kenya and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is approximately 1,166 km or 724 mi.
  • To reach Nairobi in this distance one would set out from Addis Ababa bearing 191.3° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Nairobi bearing 191.2° or S .
  • Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb) whereas Addis Ababa has a subtropical highland climate with dry winters (Cwb).
  • Nairobi is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome whereas Addis Ababa is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 1.8 °C (3.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.5 °C (0.9°F) more in Nairobi. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 164 mm (6.5 in) less which is equivalent to 164 l/m (4.02 US gal/ft) or 1,640,000 l/ha (175,327 US gal/ac) less. About 6/7 as much.
  • There are 86 more hours of sunlight per year in Nairobi. In whichever way circa 0h 14' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.8° higher in Nairobi than in Addis Ababa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 12.1% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.6°C (8.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +0 (0) +0 (0) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +0 (0) +0 (0) +1 (+1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) 0 (0) 0 (0) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +2 (+3) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +25 (+1) +19 (+1) +21 (+1) +110 (+4) +104 (+4) -66 (-3) -226 (-9) -243 (-10) -91 (-4) +14 (+1) +100 (+4) +69 (+3) -164 (-6)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -4) -1 ( -3) +2 (+7) +5 (+16) -13 ( -43) -25 ( -81) -24 ( -77) -19 ( -63) +1 (+3) +10 (+33) +6 (+19)   -59 ( -16)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 00' +2h 18' +1h 25' +0h 56' -1h 36' -0h 04' +1h 29' +1h 17' +0h 36' -1h 00' -1h 56' -1h 27'   +0h 14'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 31' +0h 19' +0h 03' -0h 13' -0h 28' -0h 35' -0h 32' -0h 19' -0h 03' +0h 14' +0h 28' +0h 35'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +10.2 +10 +6.5 -10.3 -10.3 -10.2 -10.2 -10.2 +5.9 +9.9 +10.2 +10.3   +0.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +22 +19 +15 +17 +25 +13 -3 -5 -4 +7 +19 +20   +12.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +8.2 (+15) +7.2 (+13) +5.1 (+9) +5.3 (+10) +5.9 (+11) +2.8 (+5) -0.1 (0) -0.5 (-1) +0.6 (+1) +5.4 (+10) +7.4 (+13) +7.5 (+14) +4.6 (+8)

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