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Nairobi vs Kandahar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nairobi, Kenya and Kandahar, Afghanistan is approximately 4,766 km or 2,962 mi.
  • To reach Nairobi in this distance one would set out from Kandahar bearing 225.6° or SW and follow the great circles arc to approach Nairobi bearing 217.6° or SW .
  • Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb) whereas Kandahar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Nairobi is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome whereas Kandahar is in or near the warm temperate desert scrub biome.
  • The average temperature is 0.8 °C (1.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 23.3 °C (41.9°F) less in Nairobi. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 734.4 mm (28.9 in) more which is equivalent to 734.4 l/m² (18.02 US gal/ft²) or 7,344,000 l/ha (785,122 US gal/ac) more. About 4 6/7 as much.
  • There are 939 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Nairobi. In whichever way circa 2h 32' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16.1° higher in Nairobi than in Kandahar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 34.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 9.7°C (17.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +13 (+23) +11 (+20) +3 (+6) -4 (-7) -11 (-20) -17 (-31) -19 (-35) -17 (-31) -10 (-18) +-3 (-5) +2 (+4) +8 (+14) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +13 (+23) +11 (+19) +5 (+9) -1 (-2) -7 (-13) -14 (-24) -16 (-30) -14 (-25) -7 (-12) +2 (+3) +7 (+13) +11 (+19) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +11 (+20) +9 (+15) +6 (+11) +2 (+3) -3 (-5) -9 (-15) -13 (-23) -10 (-18) -4 (-6) +5 (+8) +10 (+17) +12 (+22) +1 (+2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -9 (0) +9 (+0) +60 (+2) +187 (+7) +158 (+6) +46 (+2) +17 (+1) +25 (+1) +26 (+1) +52 (+2) +102 (+4) +62 (+2) +734 (+29)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +2 (+6) -6 ( -21) +5 (+16) +4 (+13) +14 (+45) +6 (+20) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) +4 (+13) +5 (+16) +12 (+40) +7 (+23)   +60 (+16)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 21' +2h 47' +0h 54' -1h 22' -5h 42' -6h 30' -7h 21' -7h 32' -4h 28' -2h 50' -1h 54' +1h 07'   -2h 32'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 52' +1h 09' +0h 12' -0h 48' -1h 39' -2h 05' -1h 53' -1h 10' -0h 11' +0h 49' +1h 40' +2h 05'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +32.6 +32.4 +28.9 +6.4 -10.2 -16.6 -10.7 +6 +28.2 +32.1 +32.6 +32.8   +16.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +14 +9 +19 +35 +47 +54 +54 +50 +46 +35 +32 +22   +34.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +15.1 (+27) +12.2 (+22) +9.5 (+17) +8.2 (+15) +7.3 (+13) +5.9 (+11) +2.5 (+5) +3.8 (+7) +9.7 (+17) +12.6 (+23) +14.7 (+26) +15 (+27) +9.7 (+17)

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