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Kigali vs Kinshasa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kigali, Rwanda and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo is approximately 1,654 km or 1,028 mi.
  • To reach Kigali in this distance one would set out from Kinshasa bearing 81.1° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Kigali bearing 80.3° or E .
  • Both have a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Kigali is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome whereas Kinshasa is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 4.7 °C (8.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3 °C (5.4°F) less in Kigali. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 454 mm (17.9 in) less which is equivalent to 454 l/m (11.14 US gal/ft) or 4,540,000 l/ha (485,356 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.3° higher in Kigali than in Kinshasa.

Climate Comparison Table

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

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) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -7 (-12) -7 (-12) -4 (-6) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -5 (-8) -5 (-9) -6 (-10) -5 (-8)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -6 (-10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -94 (-4) -65 (-3) -115 (-5) -55 (-2) -50 (-2) +11 (+0) +4 (+0) +32 (+1) +37 (+1) +4 (+0) -120 (-5) -43 (-2) -454 (-18)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2 ( -6) -2 ( -7) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0) +2 (+6) +2 (+7) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) -1 ( -3) -2 ( -6)   +7 (+2)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 07' -0h 04' -0h 00' +0h 03' +0h 06' +0h 08' +0h 07' +0h 04' +0h 00' -0h 03' -0h 06' -0h 08'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -2.4 -2.2 +2.1 +2.4 +2.4 +2.4 +2.4 +2.4 +2.2 -2.2 -2.4 -2.4   +0.3

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