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Windhoek vs Maputo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Windhoek, Namibia and Maputo, Mozambique is approximately 1,611 km or 1,001 mi.
  • To reach Windhoek in this distance one would set out from Maputo bearing 280.1° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Windhoek bearing 286.5° or WNW .
  • Windhoek has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Maputo has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Windhoek is in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome whereas Maputo is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 3.7 °C (6.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4 °C (7.2°F) more in Windhoek. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 399 mm (15.7 in) less which is equivalent to 399 l/m² (9.79 US gal/ft²) or 3,990,000 l/ha (426,557 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • There are 855 more hours of sunlight per year in Windhoek. In whichever way circa 2h 20' more per day or about 1 1/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3° higher in Windhoek than in Maputo.
  • Relative humidity levels are 30.7% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 13.6°C (24.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) 2 (+4) 1 (+2) 2 (+4) 0 (0) -2 (-3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -5 (-8) -5 (-8) -6 (-10) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -5 (-8) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -4 (-7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -6 (-10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -53 (-2) -51 (-2) -16 (-1) -26 (-1) -22 (-1) -26 (-1) -12 (0) -13 (-1) -37 (-1) -34 (-1) -53 (-2) -56 (-2) -399 (-16)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -1 ( -3) +1 (+4) -1 ( -3) -3 ( -10) -2 ( -6) -2 ( -7) -2 ( -6) -2 ( -6) -4 ( -13) -4 ( -13) -4 ( -13) -2 ( -6)   -26 ( -7)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 05' +1h 33' +1h 50' +1h 28' +1h 50' +2h 06' +2h 15' +2h 52' +3h 06' +3h 30' +3h 18' +2h 05'   +2h 20'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 12' -0h 07' -0h 01' +0h 05' +0h 11' +0h 13' +0h 12' +0h 07' +0h 01' -0h 05' -0h 11' -0h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +2.8 +3.2 +3.3 +3.3 +3.3 +3.3 +3.4 +3.4 +3.3 +3.2 +2.6 +1.5   +3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -25 -20 -15 -21 -28 -28 -32 -38 -45 -47 -35 -35   -30.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -9.8 (-18) -9.3 (-17) -8.2 (-15) -10.2 (-18) -14 (-25) -14.2 (-26) -16.2 (-29) -17.6 (-32) -18.7 (-34) -18.7 (-34) -12.5 (-23) -13.7 (-25) -13.6 (-24)

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