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Massawa vs Addis Ababa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Massawa, Eritrea and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is approximately 741 km or 460 mi.
  • To reach Massawa in this distance one would set out from Addis Ababa bearing 5.4° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Massawa bearing 5.5° or N .
  • Massawa has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Addis Ababa has a subtropical highland climate with dry winters (Cwb).
  • Massawa is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Addis Ababa is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 13 °C (23.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7 °C (12.6°F) more in Massawa. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 905.7 mm (35.7 in) less which is equivalent to 905.7 l/m (22.23 US gal/ft) or 9,057,000 l/ha (968,253 US gal/ac) less. About 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.3° lower in Massawa than in Addis Ababa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 13.7°C (24.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +5 (+10) +7 (+12) +10 (+18) +12 (+21) +17 (+31) +21 (+37) +20 (+37) +18 (+32) +14 (+24) +10 (+18) +8 (+14) +12 (+22)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +9 (+17) +8 (+15) +8 (+15) +10 (+19) +12 (+22) +17 (+30) +19 (+35) +19 (+34) +17 (+30) +15 (+26) +12 (+22) +10 (+18) +13 (+23)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+22) +11 (+20) +10 (+18) +11 (+19) +13 (+23) +16 (+28) +18 (+32) +18 (+32) +16 (+28) +15 (+28) +14 (+25) +13 (+23) +14 (+25)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +15 (+1) -10 (0) -70 (-3) -92 (-4) -48 (-2) -112 (-4) -237 (-9) -261 (-10) -114 (-5) -18 (-1) +15 (+1) +27 (+1) -906 (-36)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1 (+3) -1 ( -4) -7 ( -23) -12 ( -40) -8 ( -26) -19 ( -63) -27 ( -87) -27 ( -87) -23 ( -77) -3 ( -10) +1 (+3) +2 (+6)   -123 ( -34)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 21' -0h 13' -0h 02' +0h 09' +0h 18' +0h 23' +0h 21' +0h 13' +0h 02' -0h 09' -0h 19' -0h 23'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -6.6 -6.5 -6.5 -0.8 +6.5 +6.7 +6.5 -0.4 -6.5 -6.5 -6.6 -6.6   -2.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +26.3 +26.3 +19.3 +11.5 +13 -10.2 -29 -24.4 -13.2 +9.6 +16.1 +20.5   +5.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +15.2 (+27) +14.3 (+26) +12.7 (+23) +12.6 (+23) +14.7 (+26) +12.7 (+23) +11.3 (+20) +12.2 (+22) +12.7 (+23) +16 (+29) +15.4 (+28) +14.5 (+26) +13.7 (+25)

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