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Johannesburg vs Accra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Johannesburg, South Africa and Accra, Ghana is approximately 4,673 km or 2,904 mi.
  • To reach Johannesburg in this distance one would set out from Accra bearing 140.4° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Johannesburg bearing 135° or SE .
  • Johannesburg has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Accra has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Johannesburg is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome whereas Accra is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 10.3 °C (18.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6 °C (10.8°F) more in Johannesburg. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 244 mm (9.6 in) less which is equivalent to 244 l/m (5.99 US gal/ft) or 2,440,000 l/ha (260,852 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • There are 805 more hours of sunlight per year in Johannesburg. In whichever way circa 2h 11' more per day or about 1 1/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11.4° lower in Johannesburg than in Accra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 21.8% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 14.8°C (26.7°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -10 (-18) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -8 (-14)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -10 (-17) -12 (-22) -15 (-26) -16 (-28) -14 (-25) -11 (-20) -10 (-17) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -10 (-19)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -11 (-20) -14 (-25) -17 (-31) -19 (-34) -18 (-32) -15 (-27) -13 (-23) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -13 (-23)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +109 (+4) +57 (+2) +17 (+1) -28 (-1) -132 (-5) -184 (-7) -45 (-2) -10 (0) -13 (-1) -73 (-3) -27 (-1) +85 (+3) -244 (-10)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +13 (+42) +10 (+35) +7 (+23) 0 ( 0) -7 ( -23) -13 ( -43) -5 ( -16) -4 ( -13) -4 ( -13) 0 ( 0) +9 (+30) +13 (+42)   +19 (+5)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 17' +0h 25' +0h 13' +1h 12' +2h 11' +4h 12' +4h 29' +4h 42' +3h 30' +1h 36' +1h 06' +1h 23'   +2h 11'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 43' +1h 04' +0h 11' -0h 44' -1h 31' -1h 55' -1h 45' -1h 04' -0h 10' +0h 46' +1h 33' +1h 55'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +18.8 +0.4 -20.9 -31.7 -31.7 -31.8 -31.7 -31.7 -21.5 +1 +18.8 +26.2   -11.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -11 -6 -7 -16 -25 -32 -33 -36 -35 -28 -19 -14   -21.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -9.1 (-16) -9 (-16) -10.7 (-19) -15 (-27) -19.5 (-35) -22 (-40) -20.7 (-37) -18.9 (-34) -17.5 (-32) -13.6 (-24) -12 (-22) -9.8 (-18) -14.8 (-27)

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