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Niamey vs Jos Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Niamey, Niger and Jos, Nigeria is approximately 836 km or 520 mi.
  • To reach Niamey in this distance one would set out from Jos bearing 299.4° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Niamey bearing 298° or WNW .
  • Niamey has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Jos has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Niamey is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Jos is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 7.5 °C (13.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.5 °C (9.9°F) more in Niamey. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 774 mm (30.5 in) less which is equivalent to 774 l/m² (19 US gal/ft²) or 7,740,000 l/ha (827,457 US gal/ac) less. About 2/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.2° lower in Niamey than in Jos.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +7 (+13) +9 (+16) +11 (+19) +12 (+22) +11 (+19) +10 (+17) +9 (+16) +8 (+15) +10 (+18) +8 (+15) +6 (+11) +9 (+16)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+8) +5 (+10) +7 (+12) +10 (+17) +11 (+20) +10 (+17) +8 (+15) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +9 (+15) +6 (+12) +5 (+9) +8 (+14)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+6) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +8 (+15) +10 (+17) +9 (+15) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +7 (+12) +8 (+14) +5 (+8) +4 (+6) +6 (+11)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 0 (0) -3 (0) -26 (-1) -87 (-3) -125 (-5) -130 (-5) -150 (-6) -119 (-5) -105 (-4) -29 (-1) +0 (+0) -1 (0) -774 (-30)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 11' -0h 07' -0h 01' +0h 05' +0h 10' +0h 12' +0h 11' +0h 07' +0h 01' -0h 05' -0h 10' -0h 12'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -3.6 -3.6 -3.6 +0.5 +3.6 +3.6 +3.6 +0.7 -3.6 -3.5 -3.6 -3.6   -1.2

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