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Kumasi vs Freetown Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kumasi, Ghana and Freetown, Sierra Leone is approximately 1,296 km or 805 mi.
  • To reach Kumasi in this distance one would set out from Freetown bearing 98.6° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Kumasi bearing 100.1° or E .
  • Kumasi has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Freetown has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The average temperature is 1.8 °C (3.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.4 °C (0.7°F) more in Kumasi. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1461.3 mm (57.5 in) less which is equivalent to 1461.3 l/m² (35.86 US gal/ft²) or 14,613,000 l/ha (1,562,227 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • There are 287 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Kumasi. In whichever way circa 0h 47' less per day or about 7/8 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.3° higher in Kumasi than in Freetown.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2.4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.2°C (2.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (+2) 3 (+5) 1 (+2) 1 (+1) 0 (+0) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) -1 (-3) -1 (-2) 0 (+0) 1 (+2) 0 (+1) 0 (+0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -2 (-3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -3 (-5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +17 (+1) +53 (+2) +127 (+5) +99 (+4) +7 (+0) -89 (-4) -609 (-24) -717 (-28) -311 (-12) -65 (-3) +12 (+0) +16 (+1) -1461 (-58)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1 (+3) +4 (+14) +9 (+29) +5 (+17) +1 (+3) -3 ( -10) -12 ( -39) -11 ( -35) -5 ( -17) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -3)   -12 ( -3)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 00' -1h 27' -1h 29' -0h 42' -0h 13' -0h 24' +0h 17' -0h 00' -0h 36' -1h 23' -0h 24' -1h 05'   -0h 47'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 05' +0h 03' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 05' -0h 06' -0h 06' -0h 03' -0h 00' +0h 02' +0h 05' +0h 06'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +1.9 +1.9 +1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 +1.9 +1.9 +1.9 +1.9   +0.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +5 +3 +7 +2 +3 +2 -1 +1 -2 +3 +2 +4   +2.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -0.6 (-1) -0.4 (-1) +0.4 (+1) -1 (-2) -1.1 (-2) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1.7 (-3) -2.2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1.2 (-2) -1.6 (-3) -1.2 (-2)

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