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Timbuktu vs Massawa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Massawa, Eritrea is approximately 4,528 km or 2,814 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Massawa bearing 277.7° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 265.4° or W .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Both are in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The average temperature is 0.2 °C (0.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.5 °C (4.5°F) more in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 25.2 mm (1 in) more which is equivalent to 25.2 l/m² (0.62 US gal/ft²) or 252,000 l/ha (26,940 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.6° lower in Timbuktu than in Massawa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 38.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 14.3°C (25.8°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (+3) +6 (+10) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +2 (+3) -3 (-5) -5 (-10) -1 (-1) +4 (+8) +4 (+7) 1 (+1) +2 (+4)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +4 (+6) +5 (+8) +2 (+3) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) +0 (+1) -3 (-5) +0 (+0)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) +0 (+0) +3 (+5) +1 (+2) -3 (-5) -4 (-6) -2 (-3) 0 (-1) -3 (-5) -6 (-10) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -34 (-1) -22 (-1) -10 (0) -3 (0) -4 (0) +20 (+1) +46 (+2) +85 (+3) +28 (+1) -19 (-1) -24 (-1) -39 (-2) +25 (+1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -4.5 ( -15) -3.5 ( -12) -2.5 ( -8) -0.5 ( -2) 0 ( 0) +4 (+13) +7 (+23) +9 (+29) +5 (+17) -1 ( -3) -2.5 ( -8) -3.5 ( -11)   +7 (+2)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 03' -0h 02' -0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 03' +0h 04' +0h 03' +0h 02' +0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 03' -0h 04'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -1.1 -1.1 -1.1 -1.1 +1.1 +1.1 +1.1 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2   -0.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -53.3 -56.3 -56.3 -55.5 -45 -22.8 -9 +0.4 -17.8 -43.6 -50.1 -52.5   -38.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -20 (-36) -19.4 (-35) -20.1 (-36) -20.2 (-36) -14.4 (-26) -7.5 (-14) -5.5 (-10) -4 (-7) -6.6 (-12) -14.7 (-26) -19.1 (-34) -20.5 (-37) -14.3 (-26)

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