Salima (township)

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Salima
Salima is located in Malawi
Salima
Salima
Location in Malawi
Coordinates: 13°47′S 34°26′E / 13.783°S 34.433°E / -13.783; 34.433
Country Malawi
RegionCentral Region
DistrictSalima District
Elevation
538 m (1,765 ft)
Population
(2008)
 • Total40 106
Time zone+2
ClimateAw

Salima is a township in the Central Region of Malawi.

Transport[edit]

Salima is served by Malawi Railways which has a terminus here.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Salima (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.4
(84.9)
29.0
(84.2)
29.5
(85.1)
28.9
(84)
27.8
(82)
26.2
(79.2)
25.9
(78.6)
27.8
(82)
30.6
(87.1)
32.5
(90.5)
32.2
(90)
30.3
(86.5)
29.2
(84.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.8
(76.6)
24.7
(76.5)
25.0
(77)
24.8
(76.6)
22.5
(72.5)
20.7
(69.3)
20.7
(69.3)
21.9
(71.4)
24.1
(75.4)
26.4
(79.5)
26.9
(80.4)
25.6
(78.1)
24.0
(75.2)
Average low °C (°F) 21.4
(70.5)
21.3
(70.3)
21.4
(70.5)
20.7
(69.3)
17.9
(64.2)
15.9
(60.6)
15.8
(60.4)
16.9
(62.4)
18.7
(65.7)
21.3
(70.3)
22.3
(72.1)
22.2
(72)
19.6
(67.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 339.4
(13.36)
266.4
(10.49)
254.4
(10.02)
92.5
(3.64)
10.7
(0.42)
2.0
(0.08)
0.4
(0.02)
0.4
(0.02)
0.3
(0.01)
6.4
(0.25)
43.6
(1.72)
250.0
(9.84)
1,266.5
(49.86)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.3 mm) 18 16 14 7 2 1 1 1 1 2 5 14 82
Average relative humidity (%) 80 82 77 73 68 63 61 57 55 54 61 75 67
Mean monthly sunshine hours 182.9 173.6 229.4 261.0 294.5 279.0 275.9 300.7 300.0 310.0 270.0 207.7 3,084.7
Mean daily sunshine hours 5.9 6.2 7.4 8.7 9.5 9.3 8.9 9.7 10.0 10.0 9.0 6.7 8.4
Source: NOAA[1]


Demographics[edit]

Year Population[2]
1987 10,618
1998 20,332
2008 40,106

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salima Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  2. ^ World Gazetteer: Malawi: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population Archived 2008-08-04 at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 13°47′S 34°26′E / 13.783°S 34.433°E / -13.783; 34.433