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Asmara vs Nairobi Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Asmara, Eritrea and Nairobi, Kenya is approximately 1,859 km or 1,155 mi.
  • To reach Asmara in this distance one would set out from Nairobi bearing 7.3° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Asmara bearing 7.5° or N .
  • Asmara has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb).
  • Asmara is in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome whereas Nairobi is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 2.1 °C (3.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.9 °C (1.6°F) more in Asmara. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 406.4 mm (16 in) less which is equivalent to 406.4 l/m² (9.97 US gal/ft²) or 4,064,000 l/ha (434,469 US gal/ac) less. About 5/9 as much.
  • There are 477 more hours of sunlight per year in Asmara. In whichever way circa 1h 17' more per day or about 1 1/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3° lower in Asmara than in Nairobi.
  • Relative humidity levels are 14.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.5°C (9.9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) 0 (+0) 1 (+2) 2 (+4) +3 (+5) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) 0 (-1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-8) -4 (-6) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) 0 (-1) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -5 (-10) -3 (-5) -1 (-1) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) -1 (-3) -5 (-9) -6 (-12) -8 (-15) -4 (-7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -41 (-2) -49 (-2) -86 (-3) -173 (-7) -119 (-5) -8 (0) +156 (+6) +130 (+5) -10 (0) -39 (-2) -89 (-3) -79 (-3) -406 (-16)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -4 ( -13) -4 ( -14) -5 ( -16) -9 ( -30) -6 ( -19) 0 ( 0) +17 (+55) +14 (+45) +1 (+3) -4 ( -13) -10 ( -33) -7 ( -23)   -17 ( -5)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 03' -0h 23' -0h 07' +1h 30' +3h 32' +1h 06' +0h 38' +1h 23' +2h 30' +2h 19' +1h 58' +1h 03'   +1h 17'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 51' -0h 32' -0h 05' +0h 22' +0h 46' +0h 57' +0h 52' +0h 32' +0h 05' -0h 23' -0h 46' -0h 57'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -16.5 -16.2 -12.7 +9.8 +16.5 +16.5 +16.4 +10.1 -12.1 -16.1 -16.5 -16.6   -3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -18 -20 -23 -27 -29 -29 -3 +5 -11 -1 -6 -13   -14.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -8.2 (-15) -8.5 (-15) -8.5 (-15) -8.5 (-15) -7.4 (-13) -6 (-11) +0.2 (+0) +1.6 (+3) -3.8 (-7) -4.1 (-7) -5.1 (-9) -7.4 (-13) -5.5 (-10)

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