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Timbuktu vs Kankan Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Kankan, Guinea is approximately 982 km or 610 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Kankan bearing 43° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 44.5° or NE .
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Kankan has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Kankan is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 2.6 °C (4.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.2 °C (11.2°F) more in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1263.7 mm (49.8 in) less which is equivalent to 1263.7 l/m² (31.01 US gal/ft²) or 12,637,000 l/ha (1,350,979 US gal/ac) less. About 1/7 as much.
  • There are 745 more hours of sunlight per year in Timbuktu. In whichever way circa 2h 01' more per day or about 1 2/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.5° lower in Timbuktu than in Kankan.
  • Relative humidity levels are 31.2% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 9.7°C (17.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-10) -3 (-6) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) +6 (+11) +9 (+16) +6 (+10) +3 (+6) +5 (+10) +6 (+11) +2 (+4) -4 (-8) +2 (+4)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) +1 (+3) +6 (+11) +8 (+15) +6 (+11) +4 (+8) +6 (+10) +5 (+9) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) +3 (+5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +6 (+12) +8 (+15) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +4 (+7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -2 (0) -1 (0) -24 (-1) -66 (-3) -130 (-5) -184 (-7) -208 (-8) -229 (-9) -273 (-11) -128 (-5) -20 (-1) -1 (0) -1264 (-50)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) -1.5 ( -5) -3.5 ( -11) -5.5 ( -18) -10 ( -32) -14 ( -47) -13 ( -42) -13 ( -42) -19 ( -63) -16 ( -52) -4.5 ( -15) -0.5 ( -2)   -100.5 ( -27)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 07' +0h 38' +1h 13' +2h 10' +2h 23' +2h 16' +4h 17' +4h 17' +3h 10' +1h 58' +1h 24' +0h 42'   +2h 01'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 20' -0h 12' -0h 02' +0h 08' +0h 18' +0h 23' +0h 21' +0h 12' +0h 02' -0h 09' -0h 18' -0h 23'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -6.4 -6.3 -6.3 -3.2 +6.3 +6.4 +6.2 -3 -6.3 -6.3 -6.4 -6.4   -2.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -15 -16 -21 -34 -43 -42 -33 -23 -34 -52 -38 -24   -31.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -9.2 (-17) -9.4 (-17) -13.1 (-24) -16.4 (-30) -12.3 (-22) -6.3 (-11) -3.2 (-6) -1.4 (-3) -4.2 (-8) -13.7 (-25) -16 (-29) -11.7 (-21) -9.7 (-17)

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