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Freetown vs Sal Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Freetown, Sierra Leone and Sal, Cape Verde is approximately 1,390 km or 864 mi.
  • To reach Freetown in this distance one would set out from Sal bearing 129.3° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Freetown bearing 131.5° or SE .
  • Freetown has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Sal has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The average temperature is 3.8 °C (6.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.9 °C (5.2°F) less in Freetown. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 2875.8 mm (113.2 in) more which is equivalent to 2875.8 l/m (70.58 US gal/ft) or 28,758,000 l/ha (3,074,421 US gal/ac) more. About 42 3/8 as much.
  • There are 365 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Freetown. In whichever way circa 0h 59' less per day or about 6/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.9° higher in Freetown than in Sal.
  • Relative humidity levels are 7.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.3°C (9.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +7 (+12) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +2 (+3) -1 (-1) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +3 (+6) +5 (+8) +4 (+7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +7 (+12) +7 (+12) +7 (+12) +6 (+10) +4 (+7) +2 (+3) 0 (0) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +3 (+6) +5 (+9) +4 (+7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +6 (+12) +6 (+10) +4 (+8) +3 (+5) +1 (+2) 0 (0) -1 (-2) +0 (+1) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +3 (+6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -2 (0) 0 (0) +11 (+0) +47 (+2) +177 (+7) +323 (+13) +734 (+29) +777 (+31) +451 (+18) +259 (+10) +85 (+3) +14 (+1) +2876 (+113)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) +1 (+4) +2 (+6) +5 (+17) +13 (+42) +20 (+67) +24 (+77) +22 (+71) +19 (+63) +17 (+55) +10 (+33) +4 (+13)   +137 (+37)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 34' +0h 29' +0h 01' -1h 02' -1h 34' -2h 32' -2h 30' -3h 07' -2h 58' -1h 21' -0h 20' +1h 23'   -0h 59'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 26' +0h 16' +0h 03' -0h 11' -0h 23' -0h 29' -0h 26' -0h 16' -0h 02' +0h 11' +0h 23' +0h 29'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +8.1 +8 +8 +1.5 -8 -8.1 -7.9 +1.3 +8 +8 +8.1 +8.2   +2.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +3 +1 +1 +8 +8 +10 +13 +11 +12 +9 +9 +7   +7.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +6.3 (+11) +6.5 (+12) +6.5 (+12) +8.1 (+15) +7.3 (+13) +6 (+11) +4.3 (+8) +2.2 (+4) +2.2 (+4) +2.9 (+5) +5 (+9) +6.1 (+11) +5.3 (+10)

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