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Asmara vs Basel Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Asmara, Eritrea and Basel, Switzerland is approximately 4,599 km or 2,858 mi.
  • To reach Asmara in this distance one would set out from Basel bearing 130.6° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Asmara bearing 147.9° or SSE .
  • Asmara has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Basel has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Asmara is in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome whereas Basel is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 6.1 °C (11°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.6 °C (26.3°F) less in Asmara. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 265.4 mm (10.4 in) less which is equivalent to 265.4 l/m² (6.51 US gal/ft²) or 2,654,000 l/ha (283,730 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • There are 1322 more hours of sunlight per year in Asmara. In whichever way circa 3h 38' more per day or about 1 4/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 29.1° higher in Asmara than in Basel.
  • Relative humidity levels are 19.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.4°C (2.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +18 (+33) +18 (+32) +13 (+24) +9 (+16) +5 (+9) +1 (+2) -4 (-8) -4 (-6) +1 (+2) +7 (+12) +13 (+23) +18 (+32) +8 (+14)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +14 (+25) +14 (+25) +10 (+19) +8 (+14) +4 (+6) +1 (+1) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) +1 (+1) +6 (+11) +9 (+16) +12 (+22) +6 (+11)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +5 (+8) +2 (+4) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-3) +2 (+4) +5 (+8) +6 (+10) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -49 (-2) -38 (-1) -33 (-1) -22 (-1) -35 (-1) -55 (-2) +89 (+4) +62 (+2) -63 (-2) -45 (-2) -36 (-1) -41 (-2) -265 (-10)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -13 ( -42) -11 ( -39) -7 ( -23) -6 ( -20) -5 ( -16) -7 ( -23) +8 (+26) +6 (+19) -7 ( -23) -9 ( -29) -10 ( -33) -11 ( -35)   -72 ( -20)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +7h 09' +6h 09' +4h 01' +3h 06' +3h 15' -0h 20' -2h 30' -0h 58' +3h 10' +5h 54' +7h 02' +7h 36'   +3h 38'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +2h 29' +1h 31' +0h 16' -1h 02' -2h 11' -2h 48' -2h 31' -1h 31' -0h 14' +1h 05' +2h 13' +2h 48'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +32.1 +32.1 +32.2 +32.2 +22.3 +15.9 +21.7 +32.2 +32.2 +32.1 +32.1 +32.2   +29.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -29 -32 -28 -21 -24 -25 +4 +5 -22 -21 -19 -24   -19.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +6.9 (+12) +5.8 (+10) +3 (+5) +2.4 (+4) -2.5 (-5) -5.6 (-10) -1.7 (-3) -0.8 (-1) -4.1 (-7) +1.5 (+3) +5.1 (+9) +7 (+13) +1.4 (+3)

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