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Asmara vs Niamey Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Asmara, Eritrea and Niamey, Niger is approximately 3,959 km or 2,460 mi.
  • To reach Asmara in this distance one would set out from Niamey bearing 82.5° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Asmara bearing 91.9° or E .
  • Asmara has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Niamey has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Asmara is in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome whereas Niamey is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 13.7 °C (24.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.3 °C (9.5°F) less in Asmara. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 22.2 mm (0.9 in) less which is equivalent to 22.2 l/m² (0.54 US gal/ft²) or 222,000 l/ha (23,733 US gal/ac) less. About 1 as much.
  • There are 80 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Asmara. In whichever way circa 0h 13' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.8° lower in Asmara than in Niamey.
  • Relative humidity levels are 25.9% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.2°C (2.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-18) -12 (-21) -14 (-25) -16 (-28) -15 (-27) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -12 (-21) -12 (-21) -16 (-29) -15 (-26) -12 (-21) -13 (-24)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -12 (-22) -15 (-26) -17 (-30) -16 (-30) -14 (-25) -13 (-23) -12 (-21) -13 (-24) -16 (-29) -14 (-25) -12 (-21) -14 (-25)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-21) -14 (-25) -15 (-28) -18 (-32) -18 (-32) -15 (-27) -13 (-24) -13 (-23) -15 (-27) -16 (-29) -13 (-23) -12 (-21) -14 (-26)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +4 (+0) +2 (+0) +11 (+0) +28 (+1) +6 (+0) -30 (-1) +21 (+1) -15 (-1) -77 (-3) +6 (+0) +20 (+1) +3 (+0) -22 (-1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) +3.5 (+11) +5 (+17) +4 (+13) 0 ( 0) +11 (+35) +5 (+16) -2 ( -7) 0 ( 0) +2 (+7) +1 (+3)   +29.5 (+8)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 07' -0h 16' +0h 03' +0h 10' +1h 15' -1h 32' -2h 44' -0h 46' +0h 54' +0h 13' -0h 28' +0h 25'   -0h 13'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 05' -0h 03' -0h 00' +0h 02' +0h 05' +0h 06' +0h 05' +0h 03' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 05' -0h 06'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -1.9 -1.8 -1.8 -1.8 +1.8 +1.8 +1.7 -1.7 -1.7 -1.8 -1.8 -1.8   -0.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +42 +36 +35 +31 +13 +4 +20 +12 -1 +23 +49 +47   +25.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +10.8 (+19) +8 (+14) +7.3 (+13) +0 (+0) -9.9 (-18) -11.3 (-20) -7.2 (-13) -8.7 (-16) -12.8 (-23) -7.7 (-14) +7.2 (+13) +9.7 (+17) -1.2 (-2)

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