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Nairobi vs Kinshasa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nairobi, Kenya and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo is approximately 2,392 km or 1,486 mi.
  • To reach Nairobi in this distance one would set out from Kinshasa bearing 82.4° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Nairobi bearing 81.3° or E .
  • Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb) whereas Kinshasa has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Nairobi is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome whereas Kinshasa is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 7.5 °C (13.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1 °C (1.8°F) less in Nairobi. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 557 mm (21.9 in) less which is equivalent to 557 l/m² (13.67 US gal/ft²) or 5,570,000 l/ha (595,470 US gal/ac) less. About 5/8 as much.
  • There are 786 more hours of sunlight per year in Nairobi. In whichever way circa 2h 09' more per day or about 1 4/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.4° higher in Nairobi than in Kinshasa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 7.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 8.8°C (15.9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -6 (-11)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -9 (-15) -7 (-13) -7 (-12) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -7 (-12) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -8 (-14)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -9 (-16)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -118 (-5) -114 (-4) -120 (-5) -32 (-1) +18 (+1) +37 (+1) +14 (+1) +24 (+1) -23 (-1) -44 (-2) -138 (-5) -61 (-2) -557 (-22)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -8 ( -26) -8 ( -28) -5 ( -16) -2 ( -7) +2 (+6) +5 (+17) +3 (+10) +3 (+10) -2 ( -7) -4 ( -13) -4 ( -13) -6 ( -19)   -26 ( -7)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +4h 42' +4h 27' +3h 25' +1h 56' +0h 42' +0h 56' -0h 00' -0h 36' +1h 24' +2h 17' +2h 34' +4h 09'   +2h 09'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 09' -0h 05' -0h 01' +0h 04' +0h 08' +0h 10' +0h 09' +0h 05' +0h 00' -0h 04' -0h 08' -0h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -3.1 -2.8 +2.6 +3.1 +3.1 +3.1 +3.1 +3.1 +2.7 -2.8 -3 -3   +0.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -11 -14 -12 -6 -5 -4 +0 +1 -4 -15 -11 -9   -7.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -9.5 (-17) -10.7 (-19) -9.3 (-17) -8.5 (-15) -9.3 (-17) -7.6 (-14) -6.3 (-11) -7.5 (-14) -8.5 (-15) -9.6 (-17) -9.5 (-17) -9.6 (-17) -8.8 (-16)

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