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Lagos vs Accra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lagos, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana is approximately 402 km or 250 mi.
  • To reach Lagos in this distance one would set out from Accra bearing 74° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lagos bearing 74.4° or ENE .
  • Both have a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Both are in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 0.3 °C (0.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.6 °C (1.1°F) less in Lagos. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 719.6 mm (28.3 in) more which is equivalent to 719.6 l/m (17.66 US gal/ft) or 7,196,000 l/ha (769,300 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • There are 492 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lagos. In whichever way circa 1h 20' less per day or about 4/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.1° lower in Lagos than in Accra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 3.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1°C (1.8°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (+0) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) 0 (+0) +0 (0) 0 (+1) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) 0 (0) +0 (+1) +0 (+1) +1 (+1) +1 (+1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) 0 (0) +0 (+0) 0 (-1) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) 0 (0) +0 (+1) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +0 (+1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-1) +1 (+1) +0 (+0) 0 (-1) +0 (+0) -1 (-2) +0 (+1) +1 (+1) +0 (+0) +0 (+1) 0 (0) -1 (-1) +0 (+0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -3 (0) +4 (+0) +11 (+0) +64 (+3) +57 (+2) +123 (+5) +194 (+8) +106 (+4) +120 (+5) +45 (+2) +2 (+0) -3 (0) +720 (+28)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) +1 (+4) +2 (+6) +2 (+7) +3 (+10) +6 (+20) +8 (+26) +5 (+16) +8 (+27) +6 (+19) +3 (+10) 0 ( 0)   +44 (+12)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 00' -0h 36' -0h 48' -0h 54' -1h 11' -0h 48' -1h 36' -2h 00' -2h 36' -2h 11' -1h 24' -1h 00'   -1h 20'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 03' -0h 01' -0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 02' +0h 03' +0h 03' +0h 01' +0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 02' -0h 03'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -1 -1 -0.9 +1 +0.9 +0.9 +1 +1 -0.9 -1 -1 -1   -0.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +4 +4 +3 +1 +3 +3 +3 +3 +6 +5 +5 +4   +3.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +0.7 (+1) +1.8 (+3) +1.1 (+2) +0.2 (+0) +0.6 (+1) +0.2 (+0) +1.3 (+2) +1.6 (+3) +1.2 (+2) +1.3 (+2) +1.2 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2)

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