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Basel vs Zanzibar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Basel, Switzerland and Zanzibar, Tanzania is approximately 6,735 km or 4,185 mi.
  • To reach Basel in this distance one would set out from Zanzibar bearing 336° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Basel bearing 323.2° or NW .
  • Basel has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Zanzibar has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The mean temperature is 16.2 °C (29.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 16 °C (28.8°F) more in Basel. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 900 mm (35.4 in) less which is equivalent to 900 l/m² (22.09 US gal/ft²) or 9,000,000 l/ha (962,160 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • There are 1075 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Basel. In whichever way circa 2h 57' less per day or about 3/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 31.4° lower in Basel than in Zanzibar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 13.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 12.6°C (22.7°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -28 (-50) -26 (-47) -20 (-36) -14 (-25) -10 (-18) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -8 (-14) -16 (-29) -22 (-40) -27 (-49) -15 (-27)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -27 (-49) -26 (-47) -21 (-38) -18 (-32) -12 (-22) -8 (-14) -6 (-10) -6 (-11) -9 (-16) -16 (-29) -21 (-37) -26 (-46) -16 (-29)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -25 (-45) -24 (-43) -21 (-38) -19 (-34) -14 (-25) -10 (-18) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -8 (-14) -13 (-23) -18 (-32) -23 (-41) -16 (-28)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -36 (-1) -16 (-1) -105 (-4) -346 (-14) -179 (-7) +25 (+1) +38 (+1) +47 (+2) +29 (+1) -37 (-1) -170 (-7) -150 (-6) -900 (-35)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -5h 30' -5h 01' -2h 44' -0h 16' -0h 42' -0h 14' +0h 15' -1h 38' -3h 10' -4h 40' -5h 24' -6h 17'   -2h 57'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 36' -2h 13' -0h 24' +1h 31' +3h 11' +4h 03' +3h 39' +2h 13' +0h 20' -1h 34' -3h 13' -4h 03'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -53.5 -52.6 -40.6 -17.5 -0.9 +5.5 -0.4 -17.2 -39.8 -52.5 -53.4 -53.7   -31.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +19 +16 +6 -3 +3 +10 +11 +18 +25 +24 +16 +18   +13.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -21.8 (-39) -21.4 (-39) -18.9 (-34) -17.5 (-32) -10.9 (-20) -5.4 (-10) -2.7 (-5) -1.5 (-3) -2.9 (-5) -10.3 (-19) -16.7 (-30) -21 (-38) -12.6 (-23)

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