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Kinshasa vs Accra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo and Accra, Ghana is approximately 2,058 km or 1,279 mi.
  • To reach Kinshasa in this distance one would set out from Accra bearing 122.3° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Kinshasa bearing 122.5° or ESE .
  • Both have a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Kinshasa is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Accra is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 1.3 °C (2.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.5 °C (0.9°F) more in Kinshasa. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 695 mm (27.4 in) more which is equivalent to 695 l/m² (17.06 US gal/ft²) or 6,950,000 l/ha (743,001 US gal/ac) more. About 1 8/9 as much.
  • There are 638 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Kinshasa. In whichever way circa 1h 45' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.2° lower in Kinshasa than in Accra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 0.7% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.4°C (2.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) 0 (0) -1 (-2) 0 (0) 1 (+2) 1 (+2) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +147 (+6) +128 (+5) +148 (+6) +156 (+6) -3 (0) -184 (-7) -44 (-2) -14 (-1) +9 (+0) +18 (+1) +209 (+8) +125 (+5) +695 (+27)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +10 (+32) +10 (+35) +9 (+29) +10 (+33) +1 (+3) -13 ( -43) -7 ( -23) -5 ( -16) -2 ( -7) +1 (+3) +12 (+40) +12 (+39)   +38 (+11)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 30' -2h 20' -1h 54' -2h 00' -1h 30' -0h 00' -0h 19' -0h 00' -1h 06' -2h 17' -3h 30' -3h 30'   -1h 45'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 30' +0h 19' +0h 03' -0h 13' -0h 27' -0h 34' -0h 31' -0h 19' -0h 03' +0h 13' +0h 27' +0h 34'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +9.9 +9.4 +0.6 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 +0 +9.4 +9.9 +9.9   -0.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +4 +5 +4 +2 +0 -4 -6 -9 -8 -4 +3 +4   -0.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -1.1 (-2) +0.1 (+0) -1.1 (-2) -1 (-2) -0.5 (-1) -3.2 (-6) -3.6 (-6) -2.3 (-4) -2.2 (-4) -1.3 (-2) -0.9 (-2) -0.1 (0) -1.4 (-3)

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