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Nouakchott vs Asmara Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nouakchott, Mauritania and Asmara, Eritrea is approximately 5,831 km or 3,624 mi.
  • To reach Nouakchott in this distance one would set out from Asmara bearing 281.3° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Nouakchott bearing 264.3° or W .
  • Nouakchott has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Asmara has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Nouakchott is in or near the tropical desert biome whereas Asmara is in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 10.1 °C (18.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.6 °C (6.5°F) more in Nouakchott. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 361.6 mm (14.2 in) less which is equivalent to 361.6 l/m² (8.87 US gal/ft²) or 3,616,000 l/ha (386,574 US gal/ac) less. About 2/7 as much.
  • There are 249 more hours of sunlight per year in Nouakchott. In whichever way circa 0h 40' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.4° lower in Nouakchott than in Asmara.
  • Relative humidity levels are 15.9% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.2°C (7.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+12) +6 (+11) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +10 (+18) +9 (+16) +10 (+19) +11 (+19) +11 (+20) +13 (+24) +12 (+21) +8 (+14) +9 (+17)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +8 (+15) +9 (+15) +10 (+18) +10 (+19) +12 (+21) +12 (+21) +13 (+24) +14 (+24) +12 (+21) +8 (+15) +10 (+18)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +9 (+16) +9 (+16) +9 (+15) +9 (+17) +10 (+18) +12 (+21) +13 (+24) +13 (+24) +15 (+28) +14 (+25) +11 (+21) +9 (+17) +11 (+20)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -3 (0) -2 (0) -14 (-1) -32 (-1) -40 (-2) -38 (-1) -157 (-6) -75 (-3) +22 (+1) -5 (0) -15 (-1) -3 (0) -362 (-14)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2) -4 ( -13) -6 ( -20) -8 ( -26) -5.5 ( -18) -18 ( -58) -14 ( -45) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) -1.5 ( -5) -0.5 ( -2)   -58.5 ( -16)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 21' -0h 14' +1h 01' +2h 04' +0h 27' +2h 40' +3h 52' +2h 44' -0h 12' -1h 07' -0h 26' -1h 19'   +0h 40'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 09' -0h 05' -0h 01' +0h 04' +0h 08' +0h 10' +0h 09' +0h 05' +0h 00' -0h 04' -0h 08' -0h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -2.7 -2.8 -2.7 -2.8 +2.7 +2.9 +2.6 -2.8 -2.9 -2.8 -2.8 -2.8   -1.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -23 -18 -16 -17 -13 +0 -13 -11 +0 -22 -31 -27   -15.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -1.5 (-3) -0.4 (-1) +1.1 (+2) +1.4 (+3) +4.2 (+8) +9.5 (+17) +8.2 (+15) +9.1 (+16) +12.5 (+23) +6.1 (+11) +1.1 (+2) -0.9 (-2) +4.2 (+8)

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