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Asmara vs Atbara Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Asmara, Eritrea and Atbara, Sudan is approximately 592 km or 368 mi.
  • To reach Asmara in this distance one would set out from Atbara bearing 116.3° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Asmara bearing 117.7° or ESE .
  • Asmara has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Atbara has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Asmara is in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome whereas Atbara is in or near the tropical desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 14.3 °C (25.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9 °C (16.2°F) less in Asmara. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 458.7 mm (18.1 in) more which is equivalent to 458.7 l/m (11.26 US gal/ft) or 4,587,000 l/ha (490,381 US gal/ac) more. About 8 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.2° higher in Asmara than in Atbara.
  • Relative humidity levels are 29.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.3°C (4.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-15) -9 (-16) -11 (-20) -14 (-25) -17 (-30) -18 (-32) -18 (-32) -17 (-31) -19 (-33) -17 (-31) -13 (-24) -10 (-19) -14 (-26)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +4 (+0) +2 (+0) +15 (+1) +33 (+1) +38 (+1) +37 (+1) +156 (+6) +129 (+5) +9 (+0) +14 (+1) +20 (+1) +3 (+0) +459 (+18)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 08' +0h 05' +0h 00' -0h 03' -0h 07' -0h 09' -0h 08' -0h 05' -0h 00' +0h 03' +0h 07' +0h 09'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +2.4 +2.4 +2.4 +2.4 -2.4 -2.5 -2.3 +2.4 +2.4 +2.4 +2.4 +2.4   +1.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +18 +20 +24 +29 +28 +26 +44 +44 +29 +34 +31 +23   +29.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -1.6 (-3) -0.1 (0) +0.8 (+1) +0.8 (+1) -1.5 (-3) -4 (-7) -2.9 (-5) -3.7 (-7) -6.5 (-12) -3.9 (-7) -2.8 (-5) -2.5 (-5) -2.3 (-4)

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