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Timbuktu vs Herat Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Herat, Afghanistan is approximately 6,716 km or 4,174 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Herat bearing 270.9° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 239.7° or WSW .
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Herat has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Herat is in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 13.3 °C (24°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.4 °C (25.9°F) less in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 30.4 mm (1.2 in) less which is equivalent to 30.4 l/m² (0.75 US gal/ft²) or 304,000 l/ha (32,500 US gal/ac) less. About 6/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 15.1° higher in Timbuktu than in Herat.
  • Relative humidity levels are 22% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.7°C (4.9°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +22 (+39) +23 (+42) +20 (+36) +17 (+31) +13 (+24) +7 (+13) +1 (+2) +0 (0) +7 (+12) +15 (+27) +19 (+35) +19 (+34) +14 (+25)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +19 (+34) +20 (+36) +18 (+32) +15 (+27) +12 (+22) +7 (+13) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +8 (+15) +15 (+28) +19 (+34) +18 (+32) +13 (+23)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +16 (+29) +17 (+30) +14 (+26) +13 (+23) +13 (+23) +9 (+16) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +11 (+19) +16 (+28) +17 (+31) +15 (+28) +12 (+22)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -51 (-2) -44 (-2) -55 (-2) -28 (-1) -6 (0) +20 (+1) +54 (+2) +93 (+4) +31 (+1) +1 (+0) -10 (0) -35 (-1) -30 (-1)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 07' +0h 41' +0h 07' -0h 28' -0h 59' -1h 15' -1h 08' -0h 41' -0h 06' +0h 29' +1h 00' +1h 15'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +17.5 +17.5 +17.5 +17.5 +10.4 +4.1 +9.8 +17.3 +17.4 +17.3 +17.3 +17.4   +15.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -49 -50 -45 -41 -25 -3 +14 +26 +9 -19 -36 -45   -22
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +1.4 (+3) -0.1 (0) -2.6 (-5) -5.7 (-10) -1.3 (-2) +4.9 (+9) +7.4 (+13) +11 (+20) +10.8 (+19) +4.7 (+8) +1.5 (+3) +0.6 (+1) +2.7 (+5)

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