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Blantyre vs Colombo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Blantyre, Malawi and Colombo, Sri Lanka is approximately 5,545 km or 3,446 mi.
  • To reach Blantyre in this distance one would set out from Colombo bearing 242.7° or WSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Blantyre bearing 246.4° or WSW .
  • Blantyre has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Colombo has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The average temperature is 5 °C (8.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.3 °C (9.5°F) more in Blantyre. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1570 mm (61.8 in) less which is equivalent to 1570 l/m² (38.53 US gal/ft²) or 15,700,000 l/ha (1,678,434 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.6° lower in Blantyre than in Colombo.
  • Relative humidity levels are 12.4% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 7.7°C (13.8°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -5 (-8) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -6 (-12) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) 1 (+2) 1 (+1) -1 (-3) -3 (-6)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -6 (-10) -8 (-14) -9 (-17) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -5 (-8) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -5 (-9)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -8 (-14) -11 (-19) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -11 (-20) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) -7 (-12)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +138 (+5) +110 (+4) -5 (0) -210 (-8) -373 (-15) -182 (-7) -122 (-5) -113 (-4) -231 (-9) -349 (-14) -229 (-9) -4 (0) -1570 (-62)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +6 (+19) +5 (+18) 0 ( 0) -13 ( -43) -22 ( -71) -22 ( -73) -14 ( -45) -14 ( -45) -16 ( -53) -19 ( -61) -11 ( -37) 0 ( 0)   -120 ( -33)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 10' +0h 44' +0h 08' -0h 30' -1h 02' -1h 18' -1h 11' -0h 44' -0h 06' +0h 31' +1h 03' +1h 18'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +21.9 +11.7 -9.2 -22.6 -22.6 -22.6 -22.4 -22.5 -10 +11.8 +21.6 +22.5   -3.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +4 +4 +2 -6 -12 -13 -18 -23 -28 -33 -22 -4   -12.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -1.7 (-3) -2 (-4) -4.1 (-7) -6.8 (-12) -10.1 (-18) -11.8 (-21) -12.7 (-23) -12.6 (-23) -11.1 (-20) -10 (-18) -6.2 (-11) -2.8 (-5) -7.7 (-14)

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