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Mogadishu vs Jos Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mogadishu, Somalia and Jos, Nigeria is approximately 4,120 km or 2,560 mi.
  • To reach Mogadishu in this distance one would set out from Jos bearing 99.8° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Mogadishu bearing 103.7° or ESE .
  • Mogadishu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Jos has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Mogadishu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Jos is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 5.3 °C (9.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.3 °C (2.3°F) less in Mogadishu. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 915.8 mm (36.1 in) less which is equivalent to 915.8 l/m² (22.48 US gal/ft²) or 9,158,000 l/ha (979,051 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.1° higher in Mogadishu than in Jos.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +3 (+6) +5 (+8) +5 (+8) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +3 (+5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+12) +5 (+8) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +5 (+10) +6 (+10) +5 (+8) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +7 (+12) +5 (+9)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+19) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +6 (+11) +7 (+12) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +9 (+16) +10 (+18) +8 (+14)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +1 (+0) -3 (0) -21 (-1) -35 (-1) -104 (-4) -117 (-5) -246 (-10) -250 (-10) -175 (-7) -11 (0) +36 (+1) +9 (+0) -916 (-36)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 24' +0h 15' +0h 02' -0h 10' -0h 21' -0h 27' -0h 24' -0h 15' -0h 02' +0h 10' +0h 21' +0h 27'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +7.7 +7.6 +7.2 -7.8 -7.8 -7.8 -7.8 -7.8 +7.2 +7.7 +7.8 +7.8   +1.1

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