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Kristiansand vs Massawa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kristiansand, Norway and Massawa, Eritrea is approximately 5,398 km or 3,355 mi.
  • To reach Kristiansand in this distance one would set out from Massawa bearing 338.4° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Kristiansand bearing 317.9° or NW .
  • Kristiansand has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Massawa has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Kristiansand is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome whereas Massawa is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 21.9 °C (39.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.5 °C (15.3°F) more in Kristiansand. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1217.7 mm (47.9 in) more which is equivalent to 1217.7 l/m² (29.89 US gal/ft²) or 12,177,000 l/ha (1,301,802 US gal/ac) more. About 7 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 39.6° lower in Kristiansand than in Massawa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 10.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 18.6°C (33.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -28 (-51) -27 (-49) -27 (-48) -24 (-43) -22 (-39) -21 (-38) -20 (-36) -20 (-37) -23 (-41) -25 (-44) -27 (-49) -27 (-48) -24 (-44)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -26 (-47) -26 (-46) -24 (-44) -22 (-39) -20 (-35) -19 (-34) -18 (-32) -18 (-33) -20 (-36) -22 (-39) -24 (-42) -24 (-44) -22 (-39)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -24 (-43) -24 (-43) -22 (-40) -20 (-36) -18 (-32) -17 (-30) -16 (-28) -17 (-30) -18 (-32) -18 (-33) -20 (-36) -22 (-39) -20 (-35)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +93 (+4) +78 (+3) +52 (+2) +69 (+3) +50 (+2) +75 (+3) +96 (+4) +135 (+5) +153 (+6) +131 (+5) +152 (+6) +134 (+5) +1218 (+48)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +14 (+45) +12 (+42) +9 (+29) +12 (+40) +9 (+29) +12 (+40) +13 (+42) +14 (+45) +18 (+60) +16 (+52) +17 (+57) +17 (+55)   +163 (+45)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 15' -2h 31' -0h 27' +1h 43' +3h 42' +4h 51' +4h 19' +2h 31' +0h 23' -1h 46' -3h 45' -4h 51'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -42.4 -42.4 -42.5 -42.5 -33.2 -26.9 -32.6 -42.5 -42.5 -42.4 -42.4 -42.5   -39.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +5.7 +3.7 +1.7 +1.5 +1 +14.2 +18 +20.4 +18.2 +14.4 +13.9 +10.5   +10.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -24.3 (-44) -23.9 (-43) -23 (-41) -20.7 (-37) -18.3 (-33) -14.2 (-26) -12.1 (-22) -12.5 (-23) -15.1 (-27) -17.7 (-32) -20 (-36) -21.4 (-39) -18.6 (-33)

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