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Timbuktu vs Gafsa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Gafsa, Tunisia is approximately 2,289 km or 1,423 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Gafsa bearing 213.9° or SW and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 208.8° or SSW .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Gafsa is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 10.3 °C (18.6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7 °C (12.6°F) less in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 15 mm (0.6 in) more which is equivalent to 15 l/m² (0.37 US gal/ft²) or 150,000 l/ha (16,036 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • There are 183 more hours of sunlight per year in Timbuktu. In whichever way circa 0h 30' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 15.3° higher in Timbuktu than in Gafsa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 28.8% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.3°C (4.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +16 (+29) +18 (+32) +18 (+33) +17 (+31) +14 (+26) +8 (+15) +1 (+2) +-1 (-2) +6 (+12) +14 (+26) +17 (+31) +16 (+28) +12 (+22)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +13 (+23) +14 (+26) +14 (+26) +14 (+26) +13 (+23) +8 (+15) +3 (+5) +1 (+1) +6 (+10) +12 (+21) +14 (+24) +13 (+23) +10 (+19)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +9 (+16) +11 (+19) +10 (+19) +11 (+20) +11 (+20) +8 (+15) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) +9 (+16) +10 (+17) +9 (+17) +8 (+15)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -22 (-1) -17 (-1) -23 (-1) -11 (0) -9 (0) +11 (+0) +53 (+2) +85 (+3) +9 (+0) -18 (-1) -17 (-1) -27 (-1) +15 (+1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -3.5 ( -11) -2.5 ( -9) -3.5 ( -11) -3.5 ( -12) -2 ( -6) +3 (+10) +7 (+23) +9 (+29) +2 (+7) -4 ( -13) -2.5 ( -8) -2.5 ( -8)   -3 ( -1)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 17' +1h 44' +1h 17' +1h 02' -0h 36' -0h 32' -2h 23' -2h 21' -0h 00' +1h 27' +2h 04' +2h 09'   +0h 30'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 08' +0h 42' +0h 07' -0h 29' -1h 00' -1h 16' -1h 09' -0h 42' -0h 06' +0h 30' +1h 01' +1h 16'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +17.6 +17.6 +17.6 +17.7 +10.6 +4.3 +10.1 +17.6 +17.6 +17.5 +17.5 +17.6   +15.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -42 -42 -41 -40 -32 -16 +1 +8 -12 -38 -46 -46   -28.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -3.3 (-6) -3.7 (-7) -4.9 (-9) -6.2 (-11) -3.1 (-6) +1 (+2) +2.7 (+5) +3.2 (+6) +1.4 (+3) -4.2 (-8) -5.7 (-10) -4.6 (-8) -2.3 (-4)

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