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Nairobi vs Kathmandu Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nairobi, Kenya and Kathmandu, Nepal is approximately 6,108 km or 3,795 mi.
  • To reach Nairobi in this distance one would set out from Kathmandu bearing 246.4° or WSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Nairobi bearing 234.3° or SW .
  • Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb) whereas Kathmandu has a humid subtropical climate with dry winters (Cwa).
  • Nairobi is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome whereas Kathmandu is in or near the subtropical wet forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 0.6 °C (1.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11 °C (19.8°F) less in Nairobi. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 418 mm (16.5 in) less which is equivalent to 418 l/m² (10.26 US gal/ft²) or 4,180,000 l/ha (446,870 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • There are 31 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Nairobi. In whichever way circa 0h 04' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 12.3° higher in Nairobi than in Kathmandu.
  • Relative humidity levels are 0.9% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.6°C (1.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +1 (+2) -4 (-7) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) +0 (0) +3 (+5) -2 (-3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +9 (+15) +7 (+12) +4 (+6) -1 (-1) -5 (-8) -8 (-14) -9 (-15) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -1 (-1) +3 (+5) +7 (+13) -1 (-1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+18) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) -2 (-4) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) +1 (+2) +6 (+11) +11 (+20) +1 (+1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +38 (+1) +35 (+1) +65 (+3) +154 (+6) +61 (+2) -152 (-6) -359 (-14) -319 (-13) -142 (-6) +17 (+1) +104 (+4) +80 (+3) -418 (-16)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +3 (+10) -1 ( -4) +7 (+23) +9 (+30) +4 (+13) -9 ( -30) -18 ( -58) -16 ( -52) -8 ( -27) +2 (+6) +11 (+37) +7.5 (+24)   -8.5 ( -2)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 54' +0h 27' +0h 19' -0h 40' -1h 23' -0h 28' -0h 05' -0h 44' +1h 36' -1h 01' -1h 04' +0h 11'   -0h 04'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 36' +1h 00' +0h 11' -0h 41' -1h 25' -1h 47' -1h 37' -1h 00' -0h 09' +0h 43' +1h 26' +1h 47'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +28.9 +28.6 +25.1 +2.7 -13.9 -20.4 -14.4 +2.2 +24.4 +28.3 +28.8 +29   +12.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -7 -3 +8 +23 +20 +4 -2 -8 -12 -15 -13 -6   -0.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +6.9 (+12) +5.6 (+10) +5.2 (+9) +5 (+9) +0.3 (+1) -6.4 (-12) -8.6 (-15) -9.3 (-17) -8.3 (-15) -3.8 (-7) +0.4 (+1) +5.6 (+10) -0.6 (-1)

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