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Kigali vs Dakar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kigali, Rwanda and Dakar, Senegal is approximately 5,561 km or 3,456 mi.
  • To reach Kigali in this distance one would set out from Dakar bearing 105.5° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Kigali bearing 111.2° or ESE .
  • Kigali has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Kigali is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome whereas Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 3.8 °C (6.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5 °C (9°F) less in Kigali. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 615.1 mm (24.2 in) more which is equivalent to 615.1 l/m (15.1 US gal/ft) or 6,151,000 l/ha (657,583 US gal/ac) more. About 2 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.6° higher in Kigali than in Dakar.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (+2) 1 (+2) 1 (+2) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) -2 (-3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -6 (-11) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -3 (-5) -4 (-7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -8 (-14) -11 (-20) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) -6 (-11)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +67 (+3) +99 (+4) +106 (+4) +183 (+7) +91 (+4) +10 (+0) -52 (-2) -131 (-5) -48 (-2) +65 (+3) +126 (+5) +100 (+4) +615 (+24)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +9.5 (+31) +9.5 (+34) +13 (+42) +16.5 (+55) +13.5 (+44) +1 (+3) -8 ( -26) -11 ( -35) -4 ( -13) +9 (+29) +14.5 (+48) +11.5 (+37)   +75 (+21)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 52' +0h 32' +0h 06' -0h 22' -0h 46' -0h 58' -0h 52' -0h 32' -0h 05' +0h 23' +0h 46' +0h 58'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +16.6 +16.2 +11.6 -11.1 -16.6 -16.7 -16.6 -11.3 +11.1 +16.2 +16.6 +16.7   +2.6

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