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Jos vs Accra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Jos, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana is approximately 1,106 km or 687 mi.
  • To reach Jos in this distance one would set out from Accra bearing 64° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Jos bearing 65.3° or ENE .
  • Both have a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Jos is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Accra is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 4.7 °C (8.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.3 °C (0.5°F) more in Jos. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 527.8 mm (20.8 in) more which is equivalent to 527.8 l/m (12.95 US gal/ft) or 5,278,000 l/ha (564,253 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.8° lower in Jos than in Accra.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-8) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -3 (-5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -6 (-10) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-6) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -6 (-10) -7 (-12) -5 (-8)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-19) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -5 (-9) -6 (-10) -5 (-10) -5 (-8) -5 (-10) -5 (-10) -8 (-15) -10 (-18) -7 (-12)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -16 (-1) -34 (-1) -43 (-2) +11 (+0) +15 (+1) +6 (+0) +255 (+10) +274 (+11) +158 (+6) -42 (-2) -38 (-1) -18 (-1) +528 (+21)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 13' -0h 08' -0h 01' +0h 05' +0h 11' +0h 14' +0h 13' +0h 08' +0h 01' -0h 05' -0h 11' -0h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -4.2 -4.2 -4.1 +4.2 +4.2 +4.2 +4.2 +4.2 -4.1 -4.2 -4.2 -4.3   -0.8

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