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Asmara vs Benghazi Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Asmara, Eritrea and Benghazi, Libya is approximately 2,655 km or 1,650 mi.
  • To reach Asmara in this distance one would set out from Benghazi bearing 130.4° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Asmara bearing 138° or SE .
  • Asmara has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Benghazi has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Both are in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 4 °C (7.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.1 °C (21.8°F) less in Asmara. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 260.6 mm (10.3 in) more which is equivalent to 260.6 l/m² (6.4 US gal/ft²) or 2,606,000 l/ha (278,599 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • There are 233 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Asmara. In whichever way circa 0h 37' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 13.7° higher in Asmara than in Benghazi.
  • Relative humidity levels are 7.9% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.8°C (10.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+10) +6 (+10) +5 (+9) 0 (+0) -4 (-7) -7 (-13) -10 (-19) -11 (-19) -8 (-15) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) +3 (+5) -3 (-5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) -2 (-3) -5 (-9) -8 (-14) -10 (-17) -10 (-19) -9 (-17) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) +3 (+6) -4 (-7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) -3 (-6) -6 (-10) -9 (-15) -9 (-17) -10 (-19) -10 (-19) -9 (-16) -7 (-13) +4 (+7) -6 (-10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -65 (-3) -34 (-1) -6 (0) +28 (+1) +36 (+1) +39 (+2) +175 (+7) +156 (+6) +12 (+0) -6 (0) -12 (0) -62 (-2) +261 (+10)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -14 ( -45) -8 ( -28) -3 ( -10) +4 (+13) +6 (+19) +6 (+20) +20 (+65) +18 (+58) +4 (+13) -2 ( -6) -5 ( -17) -11 ( -35)   +15 (+4)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 54' +2h 07' +0h 58' -0h 12' -1h 11' -4h 12' -7h 32' -6h 05' -1h 02' +1h 03' +1h 48' +3h 58'   -0h 37'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 02' +0h 39' +0h 07' -0h 26' -0h 55' -1h 10' -1h 03' -0h 39' -0h 06' +0h 27' +0h 56' +1h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +16.7 +16.7 +16.7 +16.8 +6.9 +0.5 +6.3 +16.7 +16.8 +16.7 +16.7 +16.8   +13.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -23 -26 -22 -11 -9 -9 +11 +14 -5 +0 -2 -13   -7.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -3.9 (-7) -4.5 (-8) -4 (-7) -4.4 (-8) -7.1 (-13) -9.9 (-18) -6.8 (-12) -6.9 (-12) -10 (-18) -7.2 (-13) -5.2 (-9) +0.3 (+1) -5.8 (-10)

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