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Timbuktu Climate & Temperature

  • Timbuktu, Mali is at 16°46'N, 3°1'W, 269 m (883 ft). See map.
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical desert / low-latitude arid hot climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BWh)
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Timbuktu is situated in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The average temperature is 29.1 degrees Celsius (84.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.5 °C (22.5°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Timbuktu Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 208.5 mm (8.2 inches) which is equivalent to 208.5 Litres/m² (5.11 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 3439 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Timbuktu you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji where you would find a Tropical monsoonal climate.

Timbuktu Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 31 (88) 35 (95) 38 (100) 41 (106) 43 (109) 42 (108) 38 (100) 35 (95) 38 (100) 40 (104) 37 (99) 31 (88) 37 (99)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 22 (72) 26 (78) 28 (82) 32 (89) 35 (94) 35 (94) 32 (89) 30 (85) 31 (88) 32 (89) 28 (82) 23 (73) 29 (84)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (55) 16 (61) 18 (64) 22 (72) 26 (79) 27 (81) 25 (77) 24 (75) 24 (75) 23 (73) 18 (64) 14 (57) 21 (70)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 1 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 4 (0) 20 (1) 54 (2) 93 (4) 31 (1) 3 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 209 (8)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 0.5 (2) 0.5 (2) 0.5 (2) 0.5 (2) 1 (3) 4 (13) 8 (26) 10 (32) 5 (17) 1 (3) 0.5 (2) 0.5 (2) 32 (9)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 9h 05' 9h 31' 9h 38' 9h 44' 9h 48' 9h 26' 9h 34' 9h 01' 9h 16' 9h 27' 9h 32' 8h 54' 9h 24'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 14' 11h 33' 12h 00' 12h 29' 12h 53' 13h 05' 13h 00' 12h 40' 12h 12' 11h 43' 11h 19' 11h 08' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 82 (18) 83 (17) 81 (19) 79 (21) 77 (23) 73 (27) 74 (26) 72 (28) 77 (23) 81 (19) 85 (15) 81 (19) 78 (22)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 53.3 62.6 73.5 85.2 86.4 83.3 86 85.2 73.8 62.2 53.1 49.8 71.2

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