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Timbuktu vs Hambantota Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Hambantota, Sri Lanka is approximately 9,191 km or 5,712 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Hambantota bearing 286.2° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 265.8° or W .
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Hambantota has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry summers (As).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Hambantota is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 1.9 °C (3.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.7 °C (19.3°F) more in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 836.5 mm (32.9 in) less which is equivalent to 836.5 l/m² (20.53 US gal/ft²) or 8,365,000 l/ha (894,274 US gal/ac) less. About 1/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.4° lower in Timbuktu than in Hambantota.
  • Relative humidity levels are 51.4% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 15.8°C (28.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Timbuktu relative to Hambantota. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Hambantota 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 (+9) +7 (+13) +10 (+18) +12 (+22) +12 (+21) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +8 (+15) +10 (+18) +7 (+13) 1 (+3) +7 (+13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-8) -1 (-2) +1 (+1) +3 (+6) +6 (+12) +7 (+12) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +4 (+8) +1 (+1) -4 (-7) +2 (+3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-18) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) +1 (+1) +2 (+3) +0 (+1) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) -6 (-10) -9 (-17) -3 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -58 (-2) -47 (-2) -66 (-3) -94 (-4) -85 (-3) -39 (-2) +6 (+0) +38 (+1) -40 (-2) -148 (-6) -188 (-7) -118 (-5) -837 (-33)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -8.5 ( -27) -4.5 ( -16) -6.5 ( -21) -9.5 ( -32) -11 ( -35) -8 ( -27) +1 (+3) +2 (+6) -3 ( -10) -12 ( -39) -14.5 ( -48) -11.5 ( -37)   -86 ( -24)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 34' -0h 21' -0h 03' +0h 14' +0h 30' +0h 38' +0h 34' +0h 21' +0h 03' -0h 15' -0h 30' -0h 38'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -10.5 -10.4 -10.3 +0.9 +10.5 +10.6 +10.4 +1.2 -10.5 -10.6 -10.7 -10.7   -3.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -55 -59 -62 -66 -61 -48 -32 -20 -36 -57 -63 -58   -51.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -22.3 (-40) -22.2 (-40) -22.7 (-41) -22.7 (-41) -16.2 (-29) -8.8 (-16) -5.2 (-9) -3 (-5) -6.2 (-11) -15.5 (-28) -21.7 (-39) -23 (-41) -15.8 (-28)

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