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Johannesburg vs Abidjan Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Johannesburg, South Africa and Abidjan, Ivory Coast is approximately 4,920 km or 3,057 mi.
  • To reach Johannesburg in this distance one would set out from Abidjan bearing 136.8° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Johannesburg bearing 130.6° or SE .
  • Johannesburg has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Abidjan has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Johannesburg is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome whereas Abidjan is in or near the tropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 10.4 °C (18.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.6 °C (11.9°F) more in Johannesburg. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1304.6 mm (51.4 in) less which is equivalent to 1304.6 l/m (32.02 US gal/ft) or 13,046,000 l/ha (1,394,704 US gal/ac) less. About 2/7 as much.
  • There are 1030 more hours of sunlight per year in Johannesburg. In whichever way circa 2h 48' more per day or about 1 1/2 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11.4° lower in Johannesburg than in Abidjan.
  • Relative humidity levels are 16.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 13.7°C (24.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-8) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -9 (-17) -11 (-21) -12 (-21) -10 (-19) -7 (-12) -5 (-8) -4 (-8) -6 (-10) -4 (-8) -7 (-13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -8 (-15) -9 (-17) -12 (-21) -14 (-26) -15 (-28) -14 (-26) -12 (-21) -10 (-17) -8 (-15) -8 (-15) -7 (-13) -10 (-19)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-15) -11 (-19) -12 (-21) -15 (-27) -19 (-33) -20 (-35) -19 (-34) -16 (-29) -13 (-24) -12 (-21) -11 (-21) -10 (-18) -14 (-25)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +109 (+4) +45 (+2) -17 (-1) -87 (-3) -281 (-11) -553 (-22) -202 (-8) -31 (-1) -54 (-2) -131 (-5) -132 (-5) +28 (+1) -1305 (-51)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +12 (+39) +8 (+28) +5 (+16) -2 ( -7) -12 ( -39) -18 ( -60) -8 ( -26) -4 ( -13) -5 ( -17) -4 ( -13) 0 ( 0) +8 (+26)   -20 ( -5)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 17' +0h 14' +0h 07' +1h 18' +2h 48' +5h 06' +5h 23' +5h 48' +4h 30' +2h 11' +1h 36' +2h 17'   +2h 48'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 42' +1h 04' +0h 11' -0h 44' -1h 31' -1h 54' -1h 44' -1h 04' -0h 10' +0h 45' +1h 32' +1h 54'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +18.4 +0.1 -21.3 -31.3 -31.3 -31.4 -31.4 -31.4 -21.9 +0.7 +18.4 +25.9   -11.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -5 +0 +0 -7 -18 -29 -27 -32 -33 -23 -12 -8   -16.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -7.2 (-13) -7.9 (-14) -9 (-16) -12.8 (-23) -17.9 (-32) -21.2 (-38) -19.7 (-35) -18.6 (-33) -17.2 (-31) -13.3 (-24) -10.8 (-19) -8.5 (-15) -13.7 (-25)

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