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Johannesburg vs Abu Dhabi Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Johannesburg, South Africa and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is approximately 6,300 km or 3,915 mi.
  • To reach Johannesburg in this distance one would set out from Abu Dhabi bearing 208.6° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Johannesburg bearing 209° or SSW .
  • Johannesburg has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Abu Dhabi has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Johannesburg is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome whereas Abu Dhabi is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 10.5 °C (18.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.5 °C (11.7°F) less in Johannesburg. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 454.1 mm (17.9 in) more which is equivalent to 454.1 l/m² (11.14 US gal/ft²) or 4,541,000 l/ha (485,463 US gal/ac) more. About 6 1/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.5° lower in Johannesburg than in Abu Dhabi.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10.4°C (18.7°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +1 (+1) -4 (-6) -10 (-18) -18 (-32) -22 (-39) -24 (-43) -21 (-39) -16 (-29) -10 (-18) -5 (-9) +0 (+0) -10 (-19)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +121 (+5) +52 (+2) +65 (+3) +47 (+2) +13 (+1) +9 (+0) +4 (+0) +6 (+0) +27 (+1) +7 (+0) +9 (+0) +94 (+4) +454 (+18)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +2h 46' +1h 43' +0h 19' -1h 11' -2h 27' -3h 05' -2h 48' -1h 43' -0h 16' +1h 14' +2h 29' +3h 05'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +37.6 +19.1 -2.3 -25.4 -42 -48.5 -42.4 -25.8 -3 +19.5 +37.5 +45.1   -2.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -1 +4 +8 +8 +5 -4 -4 -11 -14 -8 -5 -3   -2.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +2.3 (+4) +1.4 (+3) -1.5 (-3) -7.4 (-13) -15.2 (-27) -21.2 (-38) -23.2 (-42) -22.9 (-41) -19 (-34) -11.4 (-21) -6 (-11) -0.6 (-1) -10.4 (-19)

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