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Timbuktu vs Chennai, Tamil Nadu Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India is approximately 8,885 km or 5,521 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Chennai, Tamil Nadu bearing 285° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 259.3° or W .
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Chennai, Tamil Nadu has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry summers (As).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Chennai, Tamil Nadu is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 0.3 °C (0.6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.2 °C (7.6°F) more in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1332.5 mm (52.5 in) less which is equivalent to 1332.5 l/m² (32.7 US gal/ft²) or 13,325,000 l/ha (1,424,531 US gal/ac) less. About 1/7 as much.
  • There are 723 more hours of sunlight per year in Timbuktu. In whichever way circa 1h 58' more per day or about 1 1/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.7° lower in Timbuktu than in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Relative humidity levels are 42.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 15.1°C (27.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (+4) 4 (+8) 5 (+9) +5 (+10) +5 (+9) +5 (+8) +3 (+5) 1 (+1) +4 (+7) +8 (+15) +8 (+14) 3 (+5) +4 (+8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -1 (-1) 0 (-1) +1 (+1) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) -1 (-1) +1 (+2) +3 (+6) +1 (+3) -3 (-5) +0 (+1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -4 (-8) -2 (-3) 0 (-1) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -1 (-3) -5 (-8) -8 (-14) -4 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -27 (-1) -34 (-1) -4 (0) -11 (0) -35 (-1) -51 (-2) -67 (-3) -45 (-2) -130 (-5) -370 (-15) -409 (-16) -152 (-6) -1333 (-52)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2.5 ( -8) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2) -1.5 ( -5) -2 ( -6) -5 ( -17) -6 ( -19) -5 ( -16) -6 ( -20) -13 ( -42) -10.5 ( -35) -6.5 ( -21)   -59 ( -16)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 29' -0h 00' -0h 09' +0h 32' +1h 25' +2h 56' +4h 46' +3h 44' +3h 04' +2h 54' +2h 38' +1h 17'   +1h 58'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 12' -0h 07' -0h 01' +0h 05' +0h 11' +0h 13' +0h 12' +0h 07' +0h 01' -0h 05' -0h 11' -0h 13'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -3.7 -3.6 -3.6 -3.6 +3.6 +3.7 +3.6 -3.6 -3.8 -3.8 -3.8 -3.8   -1.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -50 -53 -53 -54 -42 -26 -20 -10 -29 -54 -59 -55   -42.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -19.5 (-35) -20.6 (-37) -21.7 (-39) -22.7 (-41) -16.4 (-30) -7.9 (-14) -5.3 (-10) -3.2 (-6) -7.1 (-13) -15.9 (-29) -20.2 (-36) -20.9 (-38) -15.1 (-27)

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