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Lusaka vs Accra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lusaka, Zambia and Accra, Ghana is approximately 3,925 km or 2,439 mi.
  • To reach Lusaka in this distance one would set out from Accra bearing 126.9° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lusaka bearing 124.4° or SE .
  • Lusaka has a humid subtropical climate with dry winters (Cwa) whereas Accra has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Lusaka is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome whereas Accra is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 6.6 °C (11.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.2 °C (9.4°F) more in Lusaka. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 291.1 mm (11.5 in) more which is equivalent to 291.1 l/m (7.14 US gal/ft) or 2,911,000 l/ha (311,205 US gal/ac) more. About 1 3/8 as much.
  • There are 459 more hours of sunlight per year in Lusaka. In whichever way circa 1h 14' more per day or about 1 1/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.7° lower in Lusaka than in Accra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 19.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 11.3°C (20.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -3 (-6) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -6 (-12) -5 (-8) -2 (-3) 0 (-1) 0 (+1) -2 (-4) -5 (-8) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-12) -7 (-12) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -9 (-17) -9 (-17) -7 (-13) -4 (-7) -2 (-3) -5 (-8) -6 (-10) -7 (-12)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -8 (-14) -8 (-15) -11 (-20) -12 (-22) -13 (-23) -10 (-17) -8 (-14) -3 (-5) -5 (-10) -6 (-10) -8 (-14)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +248 (+10) +199 (+8) +58 (+2) -34 (-1) -141 (-6) -193 (-8) -49 (-2) -16 (-1) -39 (-2) -64 (-3) +64 (+3) +257 (+10) +291 (+11)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +15 (+48) +14 (+50) +5 (+16) -5 ( -17) -11 ( -35) -14 ( -47) -7 ( -23) -6 ( -19) -8 ( -27) -7 ( -23) +4 (+13) +14 (+45)   -6 ( -1)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 54' -2h 13' -0h 40' +1h 30' +2h 17' +4h 06' +4h 34' +4h 42' +3h 48' +1h 54' -1h 12' -2h 00'   +1h 14'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 05' +0h 40' +0h 07' -0h 28' -0h 58' -1h 13' -1h 06' -0h 41' -0h 06' +0h 29' +0h 58' +1h 13'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +20.4 +10.5 -10.2 -21 -21 -21 -21 -21 -10.9 +10.8 +20.2 +21   -3.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +3 +9 +2 -9 -19 -26 -51 -37 -41 -43 -21 -1   -19.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -5.6 (-10) -4.5 (-8) -6.6 (-12) -9.5 (-17) -13.6 (-24) -14.5 (-26) -22.4 (-40) -15.6 (-28) -14.6 (-26) -13.1 (-24) -9.4 (-17) -5.7 (-10) -11.3 (-20)

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