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Ras Al Kahimah vs Massawa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Ras Al Kahimah, United Arab Emirates and Massawa, Eritrea is approximately 2,041 km or 1,268 mi.
  • To reach Ras Al Kahimah in this distance one would set out from Massawa bearing 54.3° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Ras Al Kahimah bearing 60.2° or ENE .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The average temperature is 1.8 °C (3.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.2 °C (13°F) more in Ras Al Kahimah. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 50.5 mm (2 in) less which is equivalent to 50.5 l/m² (1.24 US gal/ft²) or 505,000 l/ha (53,988 US gal/ac) less. About 5/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 7.2° lower in Ras Al Kahimah than in Massawa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 8.2% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.8°C (6.8°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Ras Al Kahimah relative to Massawa. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Massawa vs Ras Al Kahimah.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -4 (-6) -1 (-2) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +0 (+0) -1 (-2) -4 (-6) -5 (-9) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -22 (-1) +14 (+1) +25 (+1) +9 (+0) -5 (0) 0 (0) -7 (0) -8 (0) -1 (0) -16 (-1) -16 (-1) -22 (-1) -51 (-2)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 35' -0h 22' -0h 04' +0h 15' +0h 31' +0h 39' +0h 35' +0h 22' +0h 03' -0h 15' -0h 31' -0h 39'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -10 -10 -10 -10 -0.8 +5.6 -0.3 -9.9 -10 -9.9 -9.9 -10   -7.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -7.3 -9.3 -11.3 -17.5 -19 -3.8 -3 -2.6 -3.8 -7.6 -7.1 -5.5   -8.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -7.4 (-13) -6.7 (-12) -6.1 (-11) -5.6 (-10) -4.5 (-8) -0.7 (-1) +0.2 (+0) +0.2 (+0) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -5.1 (-9) -5.9 (-11) -3.8 (-7)

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