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Kumasi vs Bamako Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kumasi, Ghana and Bamako, Mali is approximately 963 km or 598 mi.
  • To reach Kumasi in this distance one would set out from Bamako bearing 132.5° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Kumasi bearing 133.6° or SE .
  • 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 annual temperature is 2 °C (3.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4 °C (7.2°F) less in Kumasi. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 385.5 mm (15.2 in) more which is equivalent to 385.5 l/m² (9.46 US gal/ft²) or 3,855,000 l/ha (412,125 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/3 as much.
  • There are 919 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Kumasi. In whichever way circa 2h 30' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.5° higher in Kumasi than in Bamako.
  • Relative humidity levels are 40.4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10.5°C (18.9°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +-2 (-4) -3 (-5) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) +-3 (-5) -4 (-8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) +1 (+1) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +1 (+2) 0 (0) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) 0 (0) 0 (0) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +0 (+0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +19 (+1) +57 (+2) +134 (+5) +130 (+5) +124 (+5) +84 (+3) -121 (-5) -237 (-9) -57 (-2) +131 (+5) +91 (+4) +31 (+1) +386 (+15)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1.5 (+5) +4.5 (+16) +10 (+32) +7 (+23) +7 (+23) +4 (+13) -4 ( -13) -7 ( -23) +1 (+3) +12 (+39) +10 (+33) +3.5 (+11)   +49.5 (+14)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 50' -2h 28' -2h 13' -1h 10' -1h 17' -3h 22' -3h 25' -3h 07' -3h 28' -2h 56' -2h 04' -1h 48'   -2h 30'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 18' +0h 11' +0h 02' -0h 08' -0h 16' -0h 20' -0h 18' -0h 11' -0h 01' +0h 08' +0h 16' +0h 20'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +5.9 +5.8 +5.8 -4.4 -5.9 -5.9 -5.9 -4.4 +5.8 +5.8 +5.9 +6   +1.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +58 +59 +61 +54 +42 +29 +18 +13 +18 +33 +42 +58   +40.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +21.3 (+38) +22.2 (+40) +19.9 (+36) +13.2 (+24) +6.6 (+12) +2.8 (+5) +1.4 (+3) +0.7 (+1) +2.3 (+4) +5.8 (+10) +10.5 (+19) +19.1 (+34) +10.5 (+19)

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