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Freetown vs Zanzibar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Freetown, Sierra Leone and Zanzibar, Tanzania is approximately 6,040 km or 3,753 mi.
  • To reach Freetown in this distance one would set out from Zanzibar bearing 285.3° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Freetown bearing 284.1° or WNW .
  • Both have a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The annual average temperature is 1.7 °C (3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.4 °C (0.7°F) less in Freetown. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1261.3 mm (49.7 in) more which is equivalent to 1261.3 l/m² (30.96 US gal/ft²) or 12,613,000 l/ha (1,348,413 US gal/ac) more. About 1 3/4 as much.
  • There are 568 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Freetown. In whichever way circa 1h 32' less per day or about 4/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0° higher in Freetown than in Zanzibar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 16.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.3°C (9.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +-2 (-4) +-2 (-3) +-1 (-2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +0 (-1) +-1 (-1) +-1 (-2) +-1 (-2) +-1 (-2) +-1 (-2) +-1 (-1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (+1) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +2 (+3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +3 (+6) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +4 (+8) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -86 (-3) -52 (-2) -141 (-6) -354 (-14) -78 (-3) +255 (+10) +686 (+27) +744 (+29) +434 (+17) +169 (+7) -139 (-5) -178 (-7) +1261 (+50)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 17' -0h 02' +0h 54' +1h 48' -0h 29' -2h 36' -4h 17' -6h 05' -4h 30' -2h 00' -0h 42' -0h 48'   -1h 32'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 45' -0h 28' -0h 05' +0h 19' +0h 40' +0h 50' +0h 46' +0h 28' +0h 04' -0h 20' -0h 41' -0h 50'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -14.7 -13.9 -1.8 +14.8 +14.8 +14.8 +14.8 +14.8 -1.1 -13.9 -14.7 -14.8   +0
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +9 +8 +4 +6 +12 +22 +27 +29 +33 +24 +13 +11   +16.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +2.4 (+4) +2.5 (+5) +2 (+4) +3.2 (+6) +4.8 (+9) +7.2 (+13) +7.7 (+14) +8.4 (+15) +9.7 (+17) +7.5 (+14) +4.9 (+9) +3.4 (+6) +5.3 (+10)

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