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Cape Town vs Abu Dhabi Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cape Town, South Africa and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is approximately 7,529 km or 4,678 mi.
  • To reach Cape Town in this distance one would set out from Abu Dhabi bearing 211.8° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Cape Town bearing 215.4° or SW .
  • Cape Town is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome whereas Abu Dhabi is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 10.1 °C (18.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.5 °C (13.5°F) less in Cape Town. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 386.1 mm (15.2 in) more which is equivalent to 386.1 l/m² (9.48 US gal/ft²) or 3,861,000 l/ha (412,767 US gal/ac) more. About 5 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 10.2° lower in Cape Town than in Abu Dhabi.
  • Relative humidity levels are 16.4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.9°C (10.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+6) +2 (+4) -3 (-5) -9 (-16) -15 (-28) -19 (-34) -22 (-40) -21 (-39) -18 (-33) -12 (-22) -6 (-11) 0 (-1) -10 (-18)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +10 (+0) -26 (-1) -4 (0) +34 (+1) +68 (+3) +93 (+4) +83 (+3) +77 (+3) +41 (+2) +3 (+0) -1 (0) +8 (+0) +386 (+15)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +3h 19' +2h 04' +0h 22' -1h 25' -2h 56' -3h 42' -3h 22' -2h 04' -0h 19' +1h 28' +2h 58' +3h 42'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +30.1 +11.4 -10.1 -33.3 -49.9 -56.3 -50.2 -33.6 -10.8 +11.8 +30.1 +37.4   -10.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +2 +6 +15 +24 +31 +26 +27 +24 +18 +13 +8 +3   +16.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +3.4 (+6) +3.3 (+6) +1 (+2) -3.1 (-6) -7.3 (-13) -12.3 (-22) -15.1 (-27) -14.9 (-27) -13.3 (-24) -8.9 (-16) -4 (-7) +0.3 (+1) -5.9 (-11)

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