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Timbuktu vs Cairo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Cairo, Egypt is approximately 3,794 km or 2,357 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Cairo bearing 254.8° or WSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 240.7° or WSW .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Cairo is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 7.7 °C (13.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.5 °C (2.7°F) less in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 182.5 mm (7.2 in) more which is equivalent to 182.5 l/m² (4.48 US gal/ft²) or 1,825,000 l/ha (195,105 US gal/ac) more. About 8 as much.
  • There are 12 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Timbuktu. In whichever way circa 0h 01' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11° higher in Timbuktu than in Cairo.
  • Relative humidity levels are 28.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.6°C (8.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+22) +14 (+25) +14 (+25) +13 (+23) +11 (+20) +7 (+13) +3 (+5) +0 (0) +5 (+9) +10 (+18) +11 (+20) +10 (+18) +9 (+17)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+15) +11 (+19) +11 (+20) +10 (+19) +10 (+18) +7 (+13) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +5 (+9) +8 (+15) +9 (+15) +8 (+14) +8 (+14)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +5 (+9)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -7 (0) -4 (0) -4 (0) -1 (0) +4 (+0) +20 (+1) +54 (+2) +93 (+4) +31 (+1) +2 (+0) -3 (0) -5 (0) +183 (+7)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2.5 ( -8) -1.5 ( -5) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2) 0 ( 0) +4 (+13) +8 (+26) +10 (+32) +4.5 (+15) 0 ( 0) -0.5 ( -2) -1.5 ( -5)   +19.5 (+5)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 13' +1h 14' +0h 58' +0h 02' -0h 38' -2h 28' -2h 07' -2h 17' -1h 06' +0h 01' +1h 16' +2h 30'   -0h 01'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 49' +0h 30' +0h 05' -0h 21' -0h 43' -0h 55' -0h 50' -0h 30' -0h 04' +0h 21' +0h 44' +0h 55'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (░) +13.3 +13.3 +13.4 +13.4 +6.3 +0 +5.8 +13.3 +13.3 +13.2 +13.2 +13.3   +11
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -36 -35 -36 -32 -26 -18 -14 -5 -17 -37 -42 -39   -28.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature ░C & (░F) -5.8 (-10) -5.5 (-10) -6.6 (-12) -7.7 (-14) -3.8 (-7) -0.8 (-1) -0.8 (-1) +0.6 (+1) -0.6 (-1) -7.2 (-13) -9.4 (-17) -7.7 (-14) -4.6 (-8)

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