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Timbuktu vs Gao Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Gao, Mali is approximately 321 km or 200 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Gao bearing 280.4° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 279.5° or W .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Both are in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The mean temperature is 0.8 °C (1.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.2 °C (0.4°F) more in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 19.9 mm (0.8 in) more which is equivalent to 19.9 l/m² (0.49 US gal/ft²) or 199,000 l/ha (21,274 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • There are 54 more hours of sunlight per year in Timbuktu. In whichever way circa 0h 08' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.3° lower in Timbuktu than in Gao.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.3% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3°C (5.4°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (+0) 1 (+2) 1 (+1) 1 (+1) 0 (+1) 0 (+1) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) 1 (+1) 2 (+3) 0 (-1) 0 (+0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -1 (-1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +1 (+0) +1 (+0) +0 (+0) -2 (0) -2 (0) -2 (0) -3 (0) +24 (+1) +3 (+0) -1 (0) +1 (+0) +0 (+0) +20 (+1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -7) 0 ( 0) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2)   -2 ( -1)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 17' -0h 02' +0h 17' +0h 24' +0h 11' +0h 34' +0h 23' +0h 25' +0h 04' -0h 05' -0h 12' +0h 03'   +0h 08'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 01' -0h 01' -0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 01' +0h 01' +0h 01' +0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 01'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -0.5 -0.4 -0.5 -0.5 +0.4 +0.5 +0.4 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5   -0.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +8 +8 +8 +5 +3 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +6 +7   +5.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +4.3 (+8) +6.5 (+12) +7 (+13) +4.6 (+8) +1.7 (+3) +1.6 (+3) +0.5 (+1) -0.2 (0) +0.2 (+0) +1.6 (+3) +4.6 (+8) +3.7 (+7) +3 (+5)

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