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Abu Dhabi vs Cape Town Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Cape Town, South Africa is approximately 7,529 km or 4,678 mi.
  • To reach Abu Dhabi in this distance one would set out from Cape Town bearing 35.4° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Abu Dhabi bearing 31.8° or NNE .
  • Abu Dhabi is in or near the subtropical desert biome whereas Cape Town is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 10.1 °C (18.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.5 °C (13.5°F) more in Abu Dhabi. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 386.1 mm (15.2 in) less which is equivalent to 386.1 l/m² (9.48 US gal/ft²) or 3,861,000 l/ha (412,767 US gal/ac) less. About 1/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 10.2° higher in Abu Dhabi than in Cape Town.
  • Relative humidity levels are 16.4% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.9°C (10.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Abu Dhabi relative to Cape Town. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Cape Town vs Abu Dhabi.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) +3 (+5) +9 (+16) +15 (+28) +19 (+34) +22 (+40) +21 (+39) +18 (+33) +12 (+22) +6 (+11) +0 (+1) +10 (+18)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -10 (0) +26 (+1) +4 (+0) -34 (-1) -68 (-3) -93 (-4) -83 (-3) -77 (-3) -41 (-2) -3 (0) +1 (+0) -8 (0) -386 (-15)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 19' -2h 04' -0h 22' +1h 25' +2h 56' +3h 42' +3h 22' +2h 04' +0h 19' -1h 28' -2h 58' -3h 42'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -30.1 -11.4 +10.1 +33.3 +49.9 +56.3 +50.2 +33.6 +10.8 -11.8 -30.1 -37.4   +10.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -2 -6 -15 -24 -31 -26 -27 -24 -18 -13 -8 -3   -16.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -3.4 (-6) -3.3 (-6) -1 (-2) +3.1 (+6) +7.3 (+13) +12.3 (+22) +15.1 (+27) +14.9 (+27) +13.3 (+24) +8.9 (+16) +4 (+7) -0.3 (-1) +5.9 (+11)

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