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Dakar vs Matam Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Matam, Senegal is approximately 467 km or 290 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Matam bearing 258.2° or WSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 257.1° or WSW .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Matam has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Both are in or near the tropical very dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 5.5 °C (9.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.2 °C (7.6°F) less in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 46.1 mm (1.8 in) more which is equivalent to 46.1 l/m² (1.13 US gal/ft²) or 461,000 l/ha (49,284 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.4° higher in Dakar than in Matam.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -11 (-20) -14 (-25) -17 (-30) -17 (-30) -11 (-21) -7 (-12) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -10 (-17)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-6) -6 (-10) -9 (-16) -11 (-20) -12 (-21) -8 (-14) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) -5 (-10)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) -1 (-1) -4 (-6) -6 (-10) -7 (-12) -4 (-8) -1 (-1) +0 (+0) -1 (-1) 0 (-1) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) -1 (-2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +2 (+0) 0 (0) 0 (0) -1 (0) +0 (+0) -15 (-1) -25 (-1) +31 (+1) +40 (+2) +16 (+1) -2 (0) -1 (0) +46 (+2)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 02' +0h 01' +0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 02' -0h 03' -0h 03' -0h 01' -0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 02' +0h 03'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +0.9 +0.9 +0.9 +0.9 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9 +0.9 +0.9 +0.9 +0.8 +0.9   +0.4

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