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Timbuktu vs Kufra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Kufra, Libya is approximately 2,858 km or 1,776 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Kufra bearing 258.2° or WSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 248.8° or WSW .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Kufra is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The average temperature is 6.1 °C (11°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5 °C (9°F) less in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 207.5 mm (8.2 in) more which is equivalent to 207.5 l/m² (5.09 US gal/ft²) or 2,075,000 l/ha (221,831 US gal/ac) more. About 206 as much.
  • There are 254 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Timbuktu. In whichever way circa 0h 41' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 5.2° higher in Timbuktu than in Kufra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.4% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.6°C (4.7°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+18) +12 (+22) +10 (+18) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) +0 (0) -3 (-5) +3 (+5) +8 (+14) +10 (+18) +9 (+16) +6 (+11)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +9 (+16) +11 (+19) +9 (+15) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +1 (+2) -1 (-2) +4 (+6) +7 (+13) +9 (+15) +9 (+15) +6 (+11)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +9 (+16) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +8 (+14) +6 (+11)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +1 (+0) +1 (+0) +1 (+0) +1 (+0) +4 (+0) +20 (+1) +54 (+2) +92 (+4) +31 (+1) +3 (+0) +1 (+0) +1 (+0) +208 (+8)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2) +1 (+3) +4 (+13) +8 (+26) +10 (+32) +5 (+17) +1 (+3) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2)   +32 (+9)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 05' +0h 14' +0h 09' +0h 12' -0h 03' -1h 58' -2h 48' -3h 01' -1h 04' -0h 09' -0h 12' +0h 19'   -0h 41'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 26' +0h 16' +0h 03' -0h 11' -0h 23' -0h 29' -0h 26' -0h 16' -0h 02' +0h 11' +0h 23' +0h 29'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +7.5 +7.5 +7.5 +7.5 +0.5 -5.8 +0.1 +7.4 +7.4 +7.3 +7.4 +7.4   +5.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -22 -19 -16 -13 -4 +8 +21 +33 +16 -8 -23 -26   -4.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -1.5 (-3) -0.6 (-1) -2.1 (-4) -2.6 (-5) +2.3 (+4) +7.9 (+14) +10.8 (+19) +12.8 (+23) +10.1 (+18) +1.6 (+3) -4 (-7) -3.4 (-6) +2.6 (+5)

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