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Timbuktu vs Kidal Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Kidal, Mali is approximately 499 km or 310 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Kidal bearing 248.8° or WSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 247.5° or WSW .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Kidal is in or near the tropical desert scrub biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 0.2 °C (0.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2 °C (3.6°F) less in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 94.8 mm (3.7 in) more which is equivalent to 94.8 l/m² (2.33 US gal/ft²) or 948,000 l/ha (101,347 US gal/ac) more. About 1 4/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.9° higher in Timbuktu than in Kidal.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +4 (+6) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) 0 (+0) -2 (-3) -4 (-6) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +2 (+3) +1 (+2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+3) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +0 (+1) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +0 (+0)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) 0 (0) +0 (+1) +1 (+1) -1 (-1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) -1 (0) -2 (0) +7 (+0) +26 (+1) +49 (+2) +13 (+1) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +95 (+4)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 05' +0h 03' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 05' -0h 06' -0h 05' -0h 03' -0h 00' +0h 02' +0h 05' +0h 06'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +1.7 +1.7 +1.7 +1.7 -1.6 -1.7 -1.5 +1.6 +1.7 +1.6 +1.6 +1.7   +0.9

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