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Massawa vs Malakal Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Massawa, Eritrea and Malakal, Sudan is approximately 1,082 km or 672 mi.
  • To reach Massawa in this distance one would set out from Malakal bearing 50.7° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Massawa bearing 52.4° or NE .
  • Massawa has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Malakal has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Massawa is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Malakal is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 0.9 °C (1.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.8 °C (8.6°F) more in Massawa. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 548.3 mm (21.6 in) less which is equivalent to 548.3 l/m² (13.46 US gal/ft²) or 5,483,000 l/ha (586,169 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.2° lower in Massawa than in Malakal.
  • Relative humidity levels are 12.4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.2°C (9.3°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -4 (-7) +1 (+1) +7 (+13) +10 (+18) +9 (+17) +7 (+12) +3 (+5) -2 (-3) -5 (-8) +0 (+1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -4 (-8) -5 (-9) -4 (-6) +0 (+0) +5 (+10) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +5 (+9) +2 (+3) 0 (-1) -2 (-3) +1 (+2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (+0) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) +4 (+7) +6 (+10) +6 (+10) +4 (+6) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +1 (+3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +35 (+1) +22 (+1) +3 (+0) -16 (-1) -79 (-3) -103 (-4) -139 (-5) -156 (-6) -122 (-5) -53 (-2) +19 (+1) +40 (+2) -548 (-22)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +5 (+16) +4 (+14) +2 (+6) -3 ( -10) -8 ( -26) -10 ( -33) -15 ( -48) -16 ( -52) -13 ( -43) -6 ( -19) +2 (+7) +4 (+13)   -54 ( -15)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 19' -0h 12' -0h 02' +0h 08' +0h 17' +0h 21' +0h 19' +0h 12' +0h 01' -0h 08' -0h 17' -0h 21'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -6.1 -6 -6 -1.3 +6 +6.1 +5.9 -1 -5.9 -6 -6 -6   -2.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +46.3 +50.3 +44.3 +30.5 +6 -16.2 -25 -24.4 -17.2 -5.4 +20.1 +39.5   +12.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +12.2 (+22) +13 (+23) +10 (+18) +5.7 (+10) +1.8 (+3) +0.7 (+1) +0.9 (+2) +1.2 (+2) +0.9 (+2) +0.4 (+1) +5.1 (+9) +10.2 (+18) +5.2 (+9)

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