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Mbala vs Mzimba Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mbala, Zambia and Mzimba, Malawi is approximately 420 km or 261 mi.
  • To reach Mbala in this distance one would set out from Mzimba bearing 323.3° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Mbala bearing 323.7° or NW .
  • Mbala has a subtropical highland climate with dry winters (Cwb) whereas Mzimba has a humid subtropical climate with dry winters (Cwa).
  • Mbala is in or near the tropical dry forest biome whereas Mzimba is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 0.9 °C (1.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.4 °C (4.3°F) less in Mbala. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 335.8 mm (13.2 in) more which is equivalent to 335.8 l/m² (8.24 US gal/ft²) or 3,358,000 l/ha (358,992 US gal/ac) more. About 1 3/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1° higher in Mbala than in Mzimba.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) 0 (+1) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) 0 (0) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) 0 (-1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -1 (-3) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) 0 (0) 0 (0) -3 (-6) 0 (-1) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -1 (-2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +8 (+0) +18 (+1) +69 (+3) +83 (+3) +8 (+0) +1 (+0) -1 (0) +0 (+0) +4 (+0) +15 (+1) +81 (+3) +49 (+2) +336 (+13)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 09' -0h 06' -0h 01' +0h 04' +0h 08' +0h 10' +0h 09' +0h 06' +0h 00' -0h 04' -0h 08' -0h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -3 -0.1 +3 +3.1 +3 +3 +3.1 +3.1 +3 -0.3 -2.9 -3   +1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +0.7 -5 -5.5 -7.9 -16.9 -14.3 -20.1 -16.1 - - +7 -   -
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -1.7 (-3) -3 (-5) -2.7 (-5) -2.8 (-5) -4.1 (-7) -2.7 (-5) -4.1 (-7) -3.5 (-6) - - -1.1 (-2) - -

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