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Massawa vs Wau Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Massawa, Eritrea and Wau, Sudan is approximately 1,524 km or 947 mi.
  • To reach Massawa in this distance one would set out from Wau bearing 53.7° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Massawa bearing 56° or NE .
  • Massawa has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Wau has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Massawa is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Wau is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 1.2 °C (2.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.6 °C (10.1°F) more in Massawa. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 891.2 mm (35.1 in) less which is equivalent to 891.2 l/m² (21.87 US gal/ft²) or 8,912,000 l/ha (952,752 US gal/ac) less. About 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.6° lower in Massawa than in Wau.
  • Relative humidity levels are 12% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.1°C (9.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -5 (-8) -3 (-5) +1 (+1) +6 (+10) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +5 (+10) +2 (+4) 0 (-1) -1 (-2) +1 (+2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +33 (+1) +19 (+1) -8 (0) -64 (-3) -111 (-4) -177 (-7) -168 (-7) -185 (-7) -177 (-7) -101 (-4) +9 (+0) +39 (+2) -891 (-35)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 25' -0h 15' -0h 02' +0h 10' +0h 22' +0h 28' +0h 25' +0h 15' +0h 02' -0h 11' -0h 22' -0h 28'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -7.9 -7.8 -7.8 +0.5 +7.8 +7.9 +7.7 +0.8 -7.8 -7.8 -7.9 -7.9   -2.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +47.3 +49.3 +38.3 +22.5 +3 -17.2 -23 -21.4 -13.2 -2.4 +21.1 +39.5   +12
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +12.6 (+23) +12.4 (+22) +7.6 (+14) +3.7 (+7) +1.4 (+3) +0.6 (+1) +1.6 (+3) +2 (+4) +1.8 (+3) +1.4 (+3) +5.5 (+10) +10.5 (+19) +5.1 (+9)

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