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Asmara vs Ouagadougou Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Asmara, Eritrea and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is approximately 4,372 km or 2,717 mi.
  • To reach Asmara in this distance one would set out from Ouagadougou bearing 80.9° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Asmara bearing 90.9° or E .
  • Asmara has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Ouagadougou has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Asmara is in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome whereas Ouagadougou is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 13.1 °C (23.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.6 °C (6.5°F) less in Asmara. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 378.4 mm (14.9 in) less which is equivalent to 378.4 l/m (9.29 US gal/ft) or 3,784,000 l/ha (404,535 US gal/ac) less. About 4/7 as much.
  • There are 29 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Asmara. In whichever way circa 0h 04' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.2° lower in Asmara than in Ouagadougou.
  • Relative humidity levels are 19.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.6°C (8.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -13 (-24) -15 (-27) -14 (-25) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -11 (-21) -10 (-17) -9 (-16) -13 (-24) -15 (-26) -14 (-24) -12 (-22)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -14 (-24) -15 (-27) -16 (-28) -14 (-26) -12 (-22) -12 (-21) -10 (-19) -12 (-21) -14 (-25) -15 (-27) -13 (-23) -13 (-24)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-21) -15 (-27) -16 (-28) -17 (-31) -16 (-28) -14 (-24) -12 (-22) -11 (-20) -14 (-26) -15 (-27) -15 (-28) -12 (-22) -14 (-25)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +4 (+0) +0 (+0) +2 (+0) +17 (+1) -42 (-2) -84 (-3) -28 (-1) -124 (-5) -128 (-5) -18 (-1) +19 (+1) +3 (+0) -378 (-15)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -4) +2 (+6) +3 (+10) +2 (+6) -3 ( -10) +9 (+29) +4 (+13) -5 ( -17) -2 ( -6) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0)   +10 (+3)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 13' +0h 08' -0h 29' +0h 12' +1h 01' -1h 12' -2h 23' +0h 03' +1h 24' +0h 09' -0h 22' +0h 17'   -0h 04'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 09' -0h 05' -0h 01' +0h 04' +0h 08' +0h 10' +0h 09' +0h 05' +0h 00' -0h 04' -0h 08' -0h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -3 -2.9 -2.9 -2.9 +2.9 +2.9 +2.8 -2.5 -2.9 -2.9 -2.9 -2.9   -1.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +35 +29 +26 +21 +8 -1 +14 +13 -1 +19 +36 +38   +19.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +5.2 (+9) +1.3 (+2) -1.1 (-2) -5.4 (-10) -10.2 (-18) -11.6 (-21) -7.9 (-14) -7.2 (-13) -11.3 (-20) -7.6 (-14) -1.9 (-3) +2.6 (+5) -4.6 (-8)

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