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Nairobi vs Zambezi Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nairobi, Kenya and Zambezi, Zambia is approximately 2,025 km or 1,258 mi.
  • To reach Nairobi in this distance one would set out from Zambezi bearing 48.9° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Nairobi bearing 47.2° or NE .
  • Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb) whereas Zambezi has a humid subtropical climate with dry winters (Cwa).
  • Both are in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 3.7 °C (6.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.4 °C (7.9°F) less in Nairobi. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 132.4 mm (5.2 in) less which is equivalent to 132.4 l/m² (3.25 US gal/ft²) or 1,324,000 l/ha (141,544 US gal/ac) less. About 7/8 as much.
  • There are 246 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Nairobi. In whichever way circa 0h 38' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3° higher in Nairobi than in Zambezi.
  • Relative humidity levels are 9.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.1°C (2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -9 (-16) -9 (-17) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -6 (-10) -6 (-11)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) -4 (-6) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -5 (-8) -7 (-13) -6 (-10) -5 (-9) -5 (-8) -4 (-7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +3 (+6) +0 (+0) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) -4 (-8) -5 (-8) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -190 (-7) -145 (-6) -71 (-3) +166 (+7) +158 (+6) +45 (+2) +19 (+1) +26 (+1) +17 (+1) +3 (+0) -34 (-1) -128 (-5) -132 (-5)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -14 ( -45) -12 ( -42) -5 ( -16) +10 (+33) +13.5 (+44) +5.5 (+18) +2.5 (+8) +3.5 (+11) +3 (+10) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) -11 ( -35)   -6 ( -2)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +3h 34' +4h 36' +2h 36' -1h 16' -3h 42' -3h 34' -5h 13' -5h 00' -3h 06' -1h 17' +1h 34' +3h 03'   -0h 38'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 38' -0h 23' -0h 04' +0h 16' +0h 33' +0h 42' +0h 38' +0h 23' +0h 03' -0h 17' -0h 34' -0h 42'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -11.9 -5.3 +11.5 +12.2 +12.2 +12.3 +12.2 +12.2 +11.7 -5.5 -11.7 -12.2   +3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -6.1 -10.9 -8.4 +7.1 +14.8 +18.9 +27.1 +29.3 +29.5 +7.4 +6.9 -1.5   +9.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -5.4 (-10) -6.3 (-11) -5.2 (-9) -1.1 (-2) +2.2 (+4) +4.1 (+7) +5 (+9) +3.2 (+6) +1.6 (+3) -3.4 (-6) -3.4 (-6) -4.8 (-9) -1.1 (-2)

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