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Funchal vs Sal Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Funchal, Madeira and Sal, Cape Verde is approximately 1,869 km or 1,161 mi.
  • To reach Funchal in this distance one would set out from Sal bearing 17.9° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Funchal bearing 20.4° or NNE .
  • Funchal has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa) whereas Sal has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The mean temperature is 4.8 °C (8.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.9 °C (1.6°F) more in Funchal. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 572.5 mm (22.5 in) more which is equivalent to 572.5 l/m² (14.05 US gal/ft²) or 5,725,000 l/ha (612,040 US gal/ac) more. About 9 1/4 as much.
  • There are 114 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Funchal. In whichever way circa 0h 19' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 13.6° lower in Funchal than in Sal.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.2°C (9.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -5 (-8) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -3 (-6) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -4 (-8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-10) -5 (-9) -5 (-10) -5 (-10) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -4 (-6) -4 (-7) -4 (-8) -5 (-9) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -5 (-9)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -6 (-10) -5 (-10) -5 (-8) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -5 (-10) -6 (-12) -6 (-11) -5 (-9)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +98 (+4) +83 (+3) +63 (+2) +39 (+2) +19 (+1) +12 (+0) +1 (+0) -11 (0) +3 (+0) +69 (+3) +99 (+4) +98 (+4) +573 (+23)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +7 (+23) +8 (+28) +8 (+26) +5 (+17) +3 (+10) +1 (+3) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0) +6 (+19) +8 (+27) +9 (+29)   +53 (+15)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 52' -1h 31' -1h 34' -1h 04' -1h 11' -0h 44' +2h 27' +2h 56' +0h 32' -0h 56' -1h 24' -0h 30'   -0h 19'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 00' -0h 37' -0h 06' +0h 25' +0h 53' +1h 07' +1h 01' +0h 37' +0h 05' -0h 26' -0h 54' -1h 07'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (¬°) -15.8 -15.8 -15.8 -15.9 -8.8 -2.5 -8.3 -15.8 -15.9 -15.8 -15.8 -15.8   -13.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +1 -1 -3 -3 -3 -2 -2 -3 -6 -4 -3 -1   -2.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature ¬°C & (¬°F) -4.9 (-9) -5.2 (-9) -5.7 (-10) -5.8 (-10) -5.2 (-9) -4.3 (-8) -3.8 (-7) -4.2 (-8) -5.4 (-10) -5.9 (-11) -6.1 (-11) -5.8 (-10) -5.2 (-9)

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