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Timbuktu vs Bilma Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Bilma, Niger is approximately 1,700 km or 1,057 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Bilma bearing 265.3° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 260.4° or W .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Bilma is in or near the tropical desert biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 2.3 °C (4.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.8 °C (6.8°F) less in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 196.2 mm (7.7 in) more which is equivalent to 196.2 l/m (4.82 US gal/ft) or 1,962,000 l/ha (209,751 US gal/ac) more. About 16 3/4 as much.
  • There are 260 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Timbuktu. In whichever way circa 0h 42' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1° higher in Timbuktu than in Bilma.
  • Relative humidity levels are 12.4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 9.2°C (16.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+10) +6 (+11) +5 (+8) +3 (+5) +1 (+3) +0 (-1) -3 (-6) -6 (-10) -2 (-3) +3 (+6) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +2 (+3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +6 (+10) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) -2 (-3) -4 (-6) 0 (-1) +4 (+7) +6 (+10) +4 (+8) +2 (+4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+8) +5 (+10) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) 0 (-1) -2 (-3) +1 (+2) +4 (+8) +5 (+10) +5 (+8) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +0 (+0) +1 (+0) +1 (+0) +1 (+0) +4 (+0) +18 (+1) +52 (+2) +86 (+3) +30 (+1) +3 (+0) +1 (+0) +1 (+0) +196 (+8)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) +0.5 (+2) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) +0.5 (+2) +3.5 (+12) +7 (+23) +8 (+26) +4 (+13) +0.5 (+2) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0)   +24 (+7)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 27' -0h 23' -0h 05' +0h 04' -0h 42' -1h 06' -1h 19' -1h 21' -0h 56' -0h 50' -0h 44' -0h 38'   -0h 42'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 06' +0h 04' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 05' -0h 07' -0h 06' -0h 04' -0h 00' +0h 02' +0h 05' +0h 07'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +1.9 +2 +2 +2 -1.9 -1.9 -1.7 +1.9 +1.9 +1.9 +1.9 +1.9   +1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +6 +5 +5 +5 +9 +18 +26 +32 +27 +9 +4 +3   +12.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +7.2 (+13) +7.6 (+14) +6.8 (+12) +6.7 (+12) +10 (+18) +13.7 (+25) +12 (+22) +10 (+18) +14.5 (+26) +9.9 (+18) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +9.2 (+17)

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