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Freetown vs Dakar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Freetown, Sierra Leone and Dakar, Senegal is approximately 825 km or 513 mi.
  • To reach Freetown in this distance one would set out from Dakar bearing 145° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Freetown bearing 145.9° or SE .
  • Freetown has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • The mean annual temperature is 3 °C (5.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.9 °C (7°F) less in Freetown. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 2532.4 mm (99.7 in) more which is equivalent to 2532.4 l/m (62.15 US gal/ft) or 25,324,000 l/ha (2,707,304 US gal/ac) more. About 7 1/7 as much.
  • There are 864 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Freetown. In whichever way circa 2h 21' less per day or about 5/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2° higher in Freetown than in Dakar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 15% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.2°C (11.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +5 (+10) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +1 (+2) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) +0 (0) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) +2 (+4)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +7 (+12) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +5 (+10) +1 (+3) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -1 (-1) +0 (+0) +2 (+3) +4 (+7) +3 (+5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+12) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +4 (+8) +1 (+1) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) +1 (+2) +4 (+7) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +1 (+0) +3 (+0) +13 (+0) +46 (+2) +176 (+7) +313 (+12) +674 (+27) +627 (+25) +350 (+14) +229 (+9) +87 (+3) +16 (+1) +2532 (+100)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2) +2 (+6) +4.5 (+15) +12.5 (+40) +18 (+60) +16 (+52) +9 (+29) +10 (+33) +14 (+45) +10.5 (+35) +4.5 (+15)   +102 (+28)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 13' -0h 44' -1h 32' -2h 36' -3h 05' -3h 46' -4h 27' -4h 11' -3h 16' -2h 00' -1h 48' -0h 36'   -2h 21'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 19' +0h 12' +0h 02' -0h 08' -0h 17' -0h 21' -0h 19' -0h 12' -0h 01' +0h 08' +0h 17' +0h 21'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +6.1 +6 +6 -0.5 -6 -6.1 -6 -0.7 +6 +6 +6.1 +6.2   +2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +18 +12 +9 +12 +11 +16 +17 +11 +14 +12 +21 +26   +14.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +10.4 (+19) +9.2 (+17) +8.9 (+16) +9.4 (+17) +7.5 (+14) +4.8 (+9) +2.4 (+4) +0.7 (+1) +2.2 (+4) +2.7 (+5) +6.4 (+12) +10.2 (+18) +6.2 (+11)

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