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Timbuktu vs Istanbul Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Istanbul, Turkey is approximately 4,083 km or 2,537 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Istanbul bearing 238.3° or WSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 222.2° or SW .
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Istanbul has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Istanbul is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 15 °C (27°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.5 °C (9.9°F) less in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 230.5 mm (9.1 in) less which is equivalent to 230.5 l/m² (5.66 US gal/ft²) or 2,305,000 l/ha (246,420 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • There are 1018 more hours of sunlight per year in Timbuktu. In whichever way circa 2h 48' more per day or about 1 3/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 21.9° higher in Timbuktu than in Istanbul.
  • Relative humidity levels are 47.7% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.3°C (4.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +23 (+41) +26 (+47) +27 (+49) +25 (+45) +22 (+40) +17 (+31) +10 (+18) +7 (+13) +14 (+25) +20 (+36) +22 (+40) +20 (+36) +19 (+35)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +17 (+30) +20 (+36) +21 (+38) +20 (+36) +18 (+32) +14 (+25) +9 (+15) +6 (+11) +11 (+20) +15 (+27) +16 (+28) +15 (+26) +15 (+27)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+18) +14 (+25) +15 (+27) +15 (+27) +14 (+25) +11 (+20) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +8 (+14) +10 (+18) +9 (+16) +9 (+16) +11 (+19)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -27 (-1) -27 (-1) -34 (-1) -45 (-2) -74 (-3) -44 (-2) +26 (+1) +69 (+3) +6 (+0) -27 (-1) -29 (-1) -27 (-1) -231 (-9)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -11.5 ( -37) -10.5 ( -37) -9.5 ( -31) -7.5 ( -25) -5 ( -16) -1 ( -3) +5 (+16) +6 (+19) -1 ( -3) -6 ( -19) -10.5 ( -35) -13.5 ( -44)   -65 ( -18)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +6h 29' +5h 56' +5h 07' +3h 26' +1h 11' -1h 10' -2h 01' -1h 52' +1h 04' +3h 32' +5h 50' +6h 05'   +2h 48'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 42' +1h 02' +0h 11' -0h 43' -1h 30' -1h 54' -1h 43' -1h 02' -0h 09' +0h 44' +1h 31' +1h 54'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +24.2 +24.2 +24.2 +24.3 +17.2 +10.8 +16.6 +24.1 +24.1 +24 +24.1 +24.2   +21.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -57 -59 -59 -59 -54 -40 -26 -14 -31 -55 -61 -58   -47.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -2.4 (-4) -1.8 (-3) -2.4 (-4) -5.2 (-9) -3.6 (-6) -0.2 (0) +0.6 (+1) +2.1 (+4) +1.8 (+3) -4.8 (-9) -6.9 (-12) -5 (-9) -2.3 (-4)

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