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Asmara vs Arica Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Asmara, Eritrea and Arica, Chile is approximately 12,525 km or 7,783 mi.
  • To reach Asmara in this distance one would set out from Arica bearing 80.6° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Asmara bearing 76.1° or ENE .
  • Asmara has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Arica has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Asmara is in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome whereas Arica is in or near the warm temperate desert biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 3.1 °C (5.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.3 °C (4.1°F) less in Asmara. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 518 mm (20.4 in) more which is equivalent to 518 l/m (12.71 US gal/ft) or 5,180,000 l/ha (553,776 US gal/ac) more. About 864 1/3 as much.
  • There are 1235 more hours of sunlight per year in Asmara. In whichever way circa 3h 22' more per day or about 1 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.4° higher in Asmara than in Arica.
  • Relative humidity levels are 16.2% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.8°C (12.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) -1 (-2) 1 (+2) 3 (+5) +5 (+9) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) 3 (+5) 1 (+1) -2 (-3) -4 (-6) 0 (+1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-15) -7 (-13) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +0 (+1) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -3 (-5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-25) -13 (-23) -10 (-17) -7 (-13) -4 (-7) -4 (-6) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -4 (-8) -6 (-11) -9 (-17) -12 (-22) -7 (-13)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +4 (+0) +2 (+0) +15 (+1) +33 (+1) +41 (+2) +38 (+2) +175 (+7) +156 (+6) +16 (+1) +15 (+1) +20 (+1) +3 (+0) +518 (+20)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -0.5 ( -2) 0 ( 0) +4 (+13) +6 (+20) +8 (+26) +6 (+20) +20 (+65) +17.5 (+56) +5 (+17) +2 (+6) +2 (+7) +0.5 (+2)   +70.5 (+19)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 52' +3h 09' +2h 11' +1h 14' +4h 56' +3h 20' +1h 56' +3h 09' +7h 00' +4h 36' +2h 56' +3h 13'   +3h 22'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 46' -1h 06' -0h 12' +0h 45' +1h 34' +1h 58' +1h 47' +1h 06' +0h 10' -0h 47' -1h 35' -1h 58'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -32.2 -17.4 +3.7 +26.9 +33.6 +33.6 +33.4 +27 +4.3 -17.9 -31.7 -33.6   +2.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -17 -23 -27 -25 -28 -29 -2 +2 -18 -12 -6 -10   -16.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -11.8 (-21) -12.8 (-23) -11.7 (-21) -8.5 (-15) -6.8 (-12) -5.9 (-11) +0.3 (+1) +0.8 (+1) -4.6 (-8) -5.1 (-9) -6.1 (-11) -9.3 (-17) -6.8 (-12)

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