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Kigali vs Nairobi Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kigali, Rwanda and Nairobi, Kenya is approximately 739 km or 459 mi.
  • To reach Kigali in this distance one would set out from Nairobi bearing 264.2° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Kigali bearing 264.4° or W .
  • Kigali has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb).
  • Both are in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 2.8 °C (5.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2 °C (3.6°F) less in Kigali. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 103 mm (4.1 in) more which is equivalent to 103 l/m (2.53 US gal/ft) or 1,030,000 l/ha (110,114 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.1° lower in Kigali than in Nairobi.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +0 (0) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +4 (+6) +5 (+8) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +3 (+6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +24 (+1) +49 (+2) +5 (+0) -23 (-1) -68 (-3) -26 (-1) -10 (0) +8 (+0) +60 (+2) +48 (+2) +18 (+1) +18 (+1) +103 (+4)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +6 (+19) +6 (+21) +4 (+13) +2 (+7) 0 ( 0) -3 ( -10) -2 ( -6) 0 ( 0) +5 (+17) +8 (+26) +3 (+10) +4 (+13)   +33 (+9)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 02' +0h 01' +0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 02' -0h 02' -0h 01' -0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 02'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +0.7 +0.6 -0.5 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7 -0.5 +0.6 +0.6 +0.6   -0.1

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