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Blantyre vs Lusaka Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Blantyre, Malawi and Lusaka, Zambia is approximately 697 km or 433 mi.
  • To reach Blantyre in this distance one would set out from Lusaka bearing 93.3° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Blantyre bearing 91.6° or E .
  • Blantyre has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Lusaka has a humid subtropical climate with dry winters (Cwa).
  • Both are in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 2.5 °C (4.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.2 °C (4°F) less in Blantyre. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 244.1 mm (9.6 in) less which is equivalent to 244.1 l/m (5.99 US gal/ft) or 2,441,000 l/ha (260,959 US gal/ac) less. About 7/9 as much.
  • There are 196 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Blantyre. In whichever way circa 0h 31' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.1° lower in Blantyre than in Lusaka.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.9% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.2°C (7.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +-2 (-3) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +1 (+3) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +0 (+1) +1 (+1) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +1 (+2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +3 (+6) +2 (+3) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) +3 (+6) +3 (+6) +3 (+5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) 0 (0) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +2 (+4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -64 (-3) -57 (-2) -6 (0) -5 (0) +5 (+0) +4 (+0) +3 (+0) +1 (+0) +4 (+0) +4 (+0) -21 (-1) -111 (-4) -244 (-10)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -3 ( -10) -4 ( -14) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) -4 ( -13)   -3 ( -1)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 00' +1h 05' -0h 25' -0h 54' -1h 00' -1h 48' -1h 54' -1h 42' -1h 24' -0h 17' +0h 30' +0h 29'   -0h 31'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 +0.2 +0.2   -0.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -3 -6 +1 +4 +7 +10 +29 +11 +11 +10 +1 -4   +5.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +2.2 (+4) +1.7 (+3) +2.4 (+4) +3.1 (+6) +4.7 (+8) +3.9 (+7) +11.9 (+21) +5.9 (+11) +5 (+9) +4.1 (+7) +3.3 (+6) +2.3 (+4) +4.2 (+8)

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