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Massawa vs Istanbul Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Massawa, Eritrea and Istanbul, Turkey is approximately 2,991 km or 1,858 mi.
  • To reach Massawa in this distance one would set out from Istanbul bearing 157.5° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Massawa bearing 162.5° or SSE .
  • Massawa has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Istanbul has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Massawa is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Istanbul is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 14.8 °C (26.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8 °C (14.4°F) less in Massawa. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 255.7 mm (10.1 in) less which is equivalent to 255.7 l/m² (6.28 US gal/ft²) or 2,557,000 l/ha (273,360 US gal/ac) less. About 3/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 22.5° higher in Massawa than in Istanbul.
  • Relative humidity levels are 9.2% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 12°C (21.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +21 (+38) +20 (+37) +21 (+37) +18 (+32) +16 (+28) +15 (+27) +13 (+23) +12 (+22) +15 (+26) +16 (+28) +18 (+33) +20 (+35) +17 (+31)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +19 (+34) +19 (+34) +19 (+34) +16 (+30) +14 (+24) +13 (+23) +11 (+20) +10 (+19) +12 (+22) +13 (+23) +15 (+27) +17 (+31) +15 (+27)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +16 (+29) +17 (+31) +17 (+31) +15 (+27) +12 (+21) +10 (+17) +10 (+17) +9 (+15) +10 (+17) +10 (+19) +12 (+22) +15 (+26) +13 (+23)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +8 (+0) -5 (0) -24 (-1) -42 (-2) -70 (-3) -64 (-3) -20 (-1) -16 (-1) -22 (-1) -8 (0) -5 (0) +13 (+0) -256 (-10)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -7 ( -23) -7 ( -25) -7 ( -23) -7 ( -23) -5 ( -16) -5 ( -17) -2 ( -6) -3 ( -10) -6 ( -20) -5 ( -16) -8 ( -27) -10 ( -32)   -72 ( -20)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 45' +1h 05' +0h 11' -0h 44' -1h 33' -1h 58' -1h 47' -1h 05' -0h 10' +0h 46' +1h 34' +1h 58'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +25.3 +25.3 +25.3 +25.4 +16.1 +9.7 +15.5 +25.3 +25.3 +25.2 +25.3 +25.4   +22.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -3.7 -2.7 -2.7 -3.5 -9 -17.2 -17 -14.4 -13.2 -11.4 -10.9 -5.5   -9.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +17.6 (+32) +17.6 (+32) +17.7 (+32) +15 (+27) +10.8 (+19) +7.3 (+13) +6.1 (+11) +6.1 (+11) +8.4 (+15) +9.9 (+18) +12.2 (+22) +15.5 (+28) +12 (+22)

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