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Mogadishu vs Socotra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mogadishu, Somalia and Socotra, Yemen is approximately 1,507 km or 937 mi.
  • To reach Mogadishu in this distance one would set out from Socotra bearing 219.2° or SW and follow the great circles arc to approach Mogadishu bearing 218.1° or SW .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The annual mean temperature is 0.1 °C (0.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3 °C (5.4°F) less in Mogadishu. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 204 mm (8 in) more which is equivalent to 204 l/m² (5.01 US gal/ft²) or 2,040,000 l/ha (218,090 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2° higher in Mogadishu than in Socotra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 19.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.7°C (8.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +0 (0) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) +0 (0) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) 0 (-1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) 0 (0)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +0 (+0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -2 (0) -3 (0) -1 (0) +58 (+2) +53 (+2) +51 (+2) +58 (+2) +40 (+2) +20 (+1) +17 (+1) -15 (-1) -72 (-3) +204 (+8)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 33' +0h 20' +0h 03' -0h 14' -0h 29' -0h 36' -0h 33' -0h 20' -0h 03' +0h 14' +0h 29' +0h 36'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (¬°) +10.5 +10.4 +10 -9.1 -10.6 -10.6 -10.5 -9.1 +9.9 +10.3 +10.5 +10.6   +2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +15 +16 +13 +14 +17 +26 +33 +32 +30 +14 +13 +13   +19.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature ¬°C & (¬°F) +5.4 (+10) +5.7 (+10) +5 (+9) +4.8 (+9) +1.7 (+3) +3.6 (+6) +6.2 (+11) +5.4 (+10) +5.2 (+9) +4.1 (+7) +4.9 (+9) +4.8 (+9) +4.7 (+8)

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