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Mogadishu vs Nairobi Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mogadishu, Somalia and Nairobi, Kenya is approximately 1,026 km or 637 mi.
  • To reach Mogadishu in this distance one would set out from Nairobi bearing 68.8° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Mogadishu bearing 68.9° or ENE .
  • Mogadishu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb).
  • Mogadishu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Nairobi is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 9.4 °C (16.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.5 °C (0.9°F) less in Mogadishu. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 526 mm (20.7 in) less which is equivalent to 526 l/m² (12.91 US gal/ft²) or 5,260,000 l/ha (562,329 US gal/ac) less. About 3/7 as much.
  • There are 558 more hours of sunlight per year in Mogadishu. In whichever way circa 1h 30' more per day or about 1 2/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.1° higher in Mogadishu than in Nairobi.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10.1°C (18.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +7 (+12)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +9 (+15) +8 (+14) +9 (+16) +10 (+18) +10 (+18) +11 (+19) +11 (+19) +11 (+19) +9 (+16) +8 (+14) +10 (+17) +9 (+16) +9 (+17)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+22) +12 (+22) +12 (+22) +12 (+22) +12 (+22) +13 (+23) +13 (+23) +13 (+23) +13 (+23) +11 (+20) +11 (+20) +10 (+18) +12 (+22)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -44 (-2) -51 (-2) -92 (-4) -148 (-6) -104 (-4) +36 (+1) +39 (+2) +14 (+1) -3 (0) -27 (-1) -73 (-3) -73 (-3) -526 (-21)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -4 ( -13) -4 ( -14) -8 ( -26) -10 ( -33) -7 ( -23) +7 (+23) +10 (+32) +6 (+19) +1 (+3) -2 ( -6) -8 ( -27) -6 ( -19)   -25 ( -7)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 27' -0h 33' +0h 23' +1h 38' +2h 48' +1h 32' +3h 00' +3h 46' +2h 50' +1h 30' +1h 38' +0h 05'   +1h 30'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 10' -0h 06' -0h 01' +0h 04' +0h 09' +0h 11' +0h 10' +0h 06' +0h 01' -0h 04' -0h 09' -0h 11'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -3.3 -3.2 -0.1 +3.3 +3.3 +3.3 +3.3 +3.3 +0.4 -3.1 -3.3 -3.4   +0.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +6 +7 +6 -1 +0 +2 +1 +5 +10 +14 +6 +4   +5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +9.5 (+17) +9.2 (+17) +10 (+18) +9.4 (+17) +9.7 (+17) +10.5 (+19) +10.4 (+19) +11.2 (+20) +10.8 (+19) +10.8 (+19) +10.4 (+19) +9.5 (+17) +10.1 (+18)

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