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Massawa vs Lodwar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Massawa, Eritrea and Lodwar, Kenya is approximately 1,451 km or 902 mi.
  • To reach Massawa in this distance one would set out from Lodwar bearing 16.5° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Massawa bearing 17.1° or NNE .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Massawa is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Lodwar is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 0.3 °C (0.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.3 °C (14.9°F) more in Massawa. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 27.4 mm (1.1 in) less which is equivalent to 27.4 l/m² (0.67 US gal/ft²) or 274,000 l/ha (29,292 US gal/ac) less. About 7/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.1° lower in Massawa than in Lodwar.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-12) -7 (-12) -4 (-8) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) +6 (+11) +8 (+14) +7 (+12) +4 (+7) 0 (+0) -1 (-3) -4 (-8) 0 (+0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-8) -5 (-10) -4 (-8) -2 (-3) +0 (+1) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +3 (+5) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) 0 (-1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) +2 (+3) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +1 (+2) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -1 (-2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +26 (+1) +13 (+1) -9 (0) -54 (-2) -14 (-1) -7 (0) -12 (0) -1 (0) -2 (0) +12 (+0) -4 (0) +26 (+1) -27 (-1)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 39' -0h 24' -0h 04' +0h 17' +0h 35' +0h 44' +0h 40' +0h 24' +0h 03' -0h 17' -0h 35' -0h 44'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -12.4 -12.3 -12 +5.1 +12.4 +12.5 +12.3 +5.4 -12 -12.2 -12.4 -12.5   -3.1

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