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Dhahran vs Abu Dhabi Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is approximately 494 km or 307 mi.
  • To reach Dhahran in this distance one would set out from Abu Dhabi bearing 295.3° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Dhahran bearing 293.4° or WNW .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The annual mean temperature is 0.8 °C (1.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.2 °C (5.8°F) more in Dhahran. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 9.9 mm (0.4 in) less which is equivalent to 9.9 l/m² (0.24 US gal/ft²) or 99,000 l/ha (10,584 US gal/ac) less. About 8/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.8° lower in Dhahran than in Abu Dhabi.
  • Relative humidity levels are 6.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3°C (5.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-3) -1 (-2) +0 (+0) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) 0 (0) 0 (-1) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -1 (-2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +10 (+0) -27 (-1) -4 (0) +4 (+0) +1 (+0) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) 0 (0) +0 (+0) +1 (+0) +3 (+0) +2 (+0) -10 (0)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 06' -0h 04' -0h 00' +0h 02' +0h 06' +0h 07' +0h 07' +0h 04' +0h 00' -0h 03' -0h 06' -0h 07'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -1.8 -1.8 -1.9 -1.8 -1.8 -1.8 -1.8 -1.8 -1.8 -1.9 -1.8 -1.8   -1.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +4 +1 -2 -1 -9 -23 -20 -14 -8 -3 -2 -2   -6.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -1.4 (-3) -1.9 (-3) -1.8 (-3) -1.3 (-2) -2.8 (-5) -7.1 (-13) -6.4 (-12) -4.5 (-8) -2.6 (-5) -1.3 (-2) -2.1 (-4) -3.2 (-6) -3 (-5)

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