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Tamale vs Dakar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Tamale, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal is approximately 1,900 km or 1,181 mi.
  • To reach Tamale in this distance one would set out from Dakar bearing 106.2° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Tamale bearing 109.7° or ESE .
  • Tamale has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Tamale is in or near the tropical dry forest biome whereas Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 3.6 °C (6.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1 °C (1.8°F) less in Tamale. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 677.1 mm (26.7 in) more which is equivalent to 677.1 l/m² (16.62 US gal/ft²) or 6,771,000 l/ha (723,865 US gal/ac) more. About 2 2/3 as much.
  • There are 328 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Tamale. In whichever way circa 0h 53' less per day or about 8/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.8° higher in Tamale than in Dakar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 19% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.2°C (5.8°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+18) +12 (+22) +12 (+22) +10 (+18) +8 (+14) +2 (+4) 0 (0) -1 (-2) 0 (0) 2 (+4) +6 (+11) +8 (+14) +6 (+10)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+12) +9 (+16) +10 (+18) +9 (+15) +6 (+11) +1 (+2) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +4 (+6)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +6 (+11) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +4 (+7) 0 (0) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +1 (+3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +2 (+0) +11 (+0) +48 (+2) +88 (+3) +111 (+4) +136 (+5) +82 (+3) +33 (+1) +97 (+4) +55 (+2) +13 (+1) +3 (+0) +677 (+27)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2) +4 (+13) +6.5 (+22) +9.5 (+31) +10 (+33) +4 (+13) 0 ( 0) +6 (+20) +7 (+23) +1.5 (+5) +0.5 (+2)   +50 (+14)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 32' -0h 12' -1h 40' -2h 28' -1h 36' -1h 30' -1h 48' -2h 00' -1h 54' +0h 13' +0h 56' +0h 42'   -0h 53'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 17' +0h 10' +0h 01' -0h 07' -0h 15' -0h 19' -0h 17' -0h 10' -0h 01' +0h 07' +0h 15' +0h 19'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +5.3 +5.2 +5.2 +0.3 -5.2 -5.3 -5.2 +0.1 +5.2 +5.3 +5.3 +5.4   +1.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -36 -39 -32 -21 -16 -6 -5 -6 -6 -15 -22 -25   -19.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -9.8 (-18) -7.6 (-14) -1.8 (-3) +2 (+4) +1.6 (+3) -0.5 (-1) -2.6 (-5) -3.3 (-6) -2.3 (-4) -3.7 (-7) -4.7 (-8) -6.2 (-11) -3.2 (-6)

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