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Benin vs Dakar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Benin, Benin and Dakar, Senegal is approximately 2,363 km or 1,468 mi.
  • To reach Benin in this distance one would set out from Dakar bearing 111.1° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Benin bearing 114.8° or ESE .
  • Benin has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • The annual mean temperature is 1.9 °C (3.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.5 °C (6.3°F) less in Benin. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 926.1 mm (36.5 in) more which is equivalent to 926.1 l/m² (22.73 US gal/ft²) or 9,261,000 l/ha (990,062 US gal/ac) more. About 3 1/4 as much.
  • There are 747 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Benin. In whichever way circa 2h 02' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.4° higher in Benin than in Dakar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 9.1% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4°C (7.1°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +3 (+5) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) +0 (0) +2 (+4) +1 (+2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+10) +7 (+12) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +4 (+6) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +1 (+1) +3 (+5) +2 (+3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +8 (+14) +9 (+16) +7 (+13) +4 (+7) 0 (0) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +4 (+7) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +34 (+1) +50 (+2) +104 (+4) +134 (+5) +200 (+8) +328 (+13) +60 (+2) -143 (-6) -52 (-2) +127 (+5) +67 (+3) +19 (+1) +926 (+36)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1.5 (+5) +1.5 (+5) +5 (+16) +7.5 (+25) +10.5 (+34) +11 (+37) -3 ( -10) -11 ( -35) -6 ( -20) +5 (+16) +5.5 (+18) +1.5 (+5)   +29 (+8)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 01' -1h 07' -2h 38' -3h 06' -2h 48' -3h 58' -3h 27' -1h 29' -1h 58' -1h 54' -0h 36' -0h 25'   -2h 02'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 26' +0h 16' +0h 03' -0h 11' -0h 23' -0h 29' -0h 26' -0h 16' -0h 02' +0h 11' +0h 23' +0h 29'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +8.4 +8.2 +8.2 -2.8 -8.3 -8.4 -8.3 -2.9 +8.2 +8.3 +8.4 +8.4   +2.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +17 +10 +8 +4 +5 +12 +10 +3 +3 +6 +13 +18   +9.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +9.4 (+17) +8.6 (+15) +8.5 (+15) +6.7 (+12) +4.5 (+8) +1.6 (+3) -0.3 (-1) -1.8 (-3) -1.3 (-2) +0.4 (+1) +3.6 (+6) +7.5 (+14) +4 (+7)

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