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Asmara vs Sal Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Asmara, Eritrea and Sal, Cape Verde is approximately 6,587 km or 4,093 mi.
  • To reach Asmara in this distance one would set out from Sal bearing 81.9° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Asmara bearing 100.7° or E .
  • Asmara has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Sal has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The annual average temperature is 7.9 °C (14.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.1 °C (2°F) less in Asmara. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 449.1 mm (17.7 in) more which is equivalent to 449.1 l/m (11.02 US gal/ft) or 4,491,000 l/ha (480,118 US gal/ac) more. About 7 1/2 as much.
  • There are 450 more hours of sunlight per year in Asmara. In whichever way circa 1h 13' more per day or about 1 1/6 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.6° higher in Asmara than in Sal.
  • Relative humidity levels are 14.9% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 11.2°C (20.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) 0 (0) 1 (+2) 1 (+2) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -5 (-10) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -6 (-10) -4 (-6) -3 (-5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -5 (-10) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -6 (-10) -8 (-15) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -11 (-20) -11 (-19) -10 (-17) -8 (-14)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -15 (-26) -13 (-23) -11 (-19) -10 (-19) -10 (-18) -11 (-19) -11 (-20) -12 (-22) -15 (-28) -15 (-27) -15 (-28) -15 (-27) -13 (-23)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -2 (0) -2 (0) +13 (+1) +33 (+1) +41 (+2) +39 (+2) +174 (+7) +142 (+6) -18 (-1) +9 (+0) +18 (+1) +2 (+0) +449 (+18)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0) +4 (+13) +6 (+20) +8 (+26) +6 (+20) +19 (+61) +16 (+52) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0)   +60 (+16)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 56' +1h 39' +0h 25' -0h 00' +1h 27' -0h 30' -0h 29' +0h 21' +1h 32' +1h 52' +2h 00' +3h 30'   +1h 13'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 04' +0h 03' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 04' -0h 05' -0h 04' -0h 03' -0h 00' +0h 02' +0h 04' +0h 05'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +1.4 +1.4 +1.4 +1.4 -1.4 -1.5 -1.4 +1.5 +1.5 +1.5 +1.5 +1.5   +0.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -16 -23 -25 -22 -25 -27 +1 +5 -18 -12 -7 -10   -14.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -11 (-20) -11.6 (-21) -11.4 (-21) -10.2 (-18) -10.9 (-20) -12.2 (-22) -7.8 (-14) -8.5 (-15) -14.5 (-26) -13.4 (-24) -11.5 (-21) -11.3 (-20) -11.2 (-20)

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