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Nairobi vs Salima Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nairobi, Kenya and Salima, Malawi is approximately 1,405 km or 873 mi.
  • To reach Nairobi in this distance one would set out from Salima bearing 10° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Nairobi bearing 9.7° or N .
  • Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb) whereas Salima has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • The average annual temperature is 6.3 °C (11.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.7 °C (4.9°F) less in Nairobi. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 341.5 mm (13.4 in) less which is equivalent to 341.5 l/m² (8.38 US gal/ft²) or 3,415,000 l/ha (365,086 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.1° higher in Nairobi than in Salima.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.7°C (8.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-8) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -4 (-8) -5 (-9) -7 (-12) -7 (-12) -8 (-14) -9 (-17) -7 (-13) -6 (-10)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -5 (-8) -4 (-8) -5 (-9) -6 (-12) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -6 (-11)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-19) -10 (-19) -8 (-15) -7 (-12) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -6 (-10) -7 (-12) -9 (-16) -8 (-15) -9 (-17) -9 (-17) -8 (-14)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -294 (-12) -215 (-8) -153 (-6) +114 (+4) +149 (+6) +44 (+2) +19 (+1) +26 (+1) +26 (+1) +48 (+2) +65 (+3) -168 (-7) -342 (-13)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 38' -0h 24' -0h 04' +0h 16' +0h 34' +0h 43' +0h 39' +0h 24' +0h 03' -0h 17' -0h 35' -0h 43'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -12.1 -5.2 +11.7 +12.4 +12.5 +12.5 +12.4 +12.4 +11.9 -5.4 -11.9 -12.4   +3.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -8 -14 -8 +3 +9 +14 +18 +18 +15 +10 +11 -1   +5.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -8.2 (-15) -8.9 (-16) -7.5 (-14) -4.9 (-9) -2.4 (-4) -0.9 (-2) -1 (-2) -1.9 (-3) -3 (-5) -4.3 (-8) -5.8 (-10) -7.5 (-14) -4.7 (-8)

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