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Kumasi vs Gaya Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kumasi, Ghana and Gaya, Niger is approximately 798 km or 496 mi.
  • To reach Kumasi in this distance one would set out from Gaya bearing 224.4° or SW and follow the great circles arc to approach Kumasi bearing 223.6° or SW .
  • Kumasi has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Gaya has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Both are in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 3.4 °C (6.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.8 °C (8.6°F) less in Kumasi. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 687.5 mm (27.1 in) more which is equivalent to 687.5 l/m² (16.87 US gal/ft²) or 6,875,000 l/ha (734,983 US gal/ac) more. About 1 6/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.2° higher in Kumasi than in Gaya.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Kumasi relative to Gaya. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Gaya 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 (-6) -7 (-13) -8 (-15) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-8) -6 (-10) -5 (-9) -3 (-6) -5 (-9)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (-1) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -7 (-12) -6 (-10) -5 (-8) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -3 (-6)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+3) -2 (-3) -3 (-6) -5 (-9) -4 (-8) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) -1 (-3) -1 (-3) -2 (-3) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +20 (+1) +56 (+2) +136 (+5) +130 (+5) +113 (+4) +109 (+4) -53 (-2) -152 (-6) +13 (+1) +184 (+7) +99 (+4) +32 (+1) +688 (+27)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 16' +0h 10' +0h 01' -0h 07' -0h 14' -0h 18' -0h 16' -0h 10' -0h 01' +0h 07' +0h 14' +0h 18'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +5.1 +5.1 +5.1 -4.9 -5.1 -5.1 -5.1 -4.6 +5.1 +5.1 +5.1 +5.2   +1.2

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