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Timbuktu vs Freetown Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Freetown, Sierra Leone is approximately 1,428 km or 887 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Freetown bearing 49.6° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 51.9° or NE .
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Freetown has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The mean temperature is 1.8 °C (3.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.9 °C (17.8°F) more in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 2736.8 mm (107.7 in) less which is equivalent to 2736.8 l/m² (67.17 US gal/ft²) or 27,368,000 l/ha (2,925,821 US gal/ac) less. About 0 as much.
  • There are 1252 more hours of sunlight per year in Timbuktu. In whichever way circa 3h 25' more per day or about 1 4/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3° lower in Timbuktu than in Freetown.
  • Relative humidity levels are 53.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 16.2°C (29.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (+2) 5 (+8) 7 (+13) +10 (+18) +12 (+22) +12 (+21) +9 (+17) +7 (+12) +9 (+16) +10 (+18) 7 (+12) 1 (+2) +7 (+13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-10) -2 (-4) 0 (0) +3 (+5) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +4 (+6) +5 (+8) +4 (+8) 0 (0) -5 (-9) +2 (+3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -8 (-14) -6 (-12) -3 (-5) +2 (+3) +3 (+6) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) 0 (-1) -6 (-11) -10 (-18) -3 (-5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -3 (0) -3 (0) -12 (0) -46 (-2) -173 (-7) -303 (-12) -680 (-27) -698 (-27) -453 (-18) -263 (-10) -87 (-3) -15 (-1) -2737 (-108)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2) -1.5 ( -5) -4.5 ( -15) -12 ( -39) -16 ( -53) -17 ( -55) -14 ( -45) -18 ( -60) -18 ( -58) -10.5 ( -35) -4.5 ( -15)   -117 ( -32)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 17' +1h 37' +1h 27' +2h 14' +3h 17' +4h 38' +6h 40' +6h 44' +5h 16' +3h 15' +2h 50' +1h 42'   +3h 25'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 26' -0h 16' -0h 03' +0h 11' +0h 23' +0h 29' +0h 26' +0h 16' +0h 02' -0h 11' -0h 23' -0h 29'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -8.1 -8 -8 -1.5 +8 +8.1 +7.9 -1.3 -8 -8 -8.1 -8.2   -3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -50 -53 -55 -64 -61 -54 -44 -30 -46 -61 -63 -56   -53.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -22.1 (-40) -21.9 (-39) -21.9 (-39) -22.7 (-41) -16.4 (-30) -9.8 (-18) -6.4 (-12) -3.6 (-6) -7.4 (-13) -16.3 (-29) -22.5 (-41) -23.5 (-42) -16.2 (-29)

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