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Timbuktu vs Nouakchott Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Nouakchott, Mauritania is approximately 1,380 km or 857 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Nouakchott bearing 94.2° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 98.1° or E .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Nouakchott is in or near the tropical desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 3.4 °C (6.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.5 °C (8.1°F) more in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 51.5 mm (2 in) more which is equivalent to 51.5 l/m² (1.26 US gal/ft²) or 515,000 l/ha (55,057 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/3 as much.
  • There are 188 more hours of sunlight per year in Timbuktu. In whichever way circa 0h 30' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.7° higher in Timbuktu than in Nouakchott.
  • Relative humidity levels are 14.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.9°C (7.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +5 (+9)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +4 (+6) +4 (+6) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +4 (+6) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +3 (+6)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +1 (+2) 0 (0) 0 (0) +1 (+2) 0 (0) 0 (0) +2 (+3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +3 (+0) +19 (+1) +36 (+1) +12 (+0) -7 (0) -7 (0) -5 (0) +0 (+0) +52 (+2)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2) +1 (+3) +3.5 (+12) +6 (+19) +6 (+19) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0)   +18.5 (+5)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 17' +0h 42' +0h 01' -0h 52' -0h 11' -0h 04' +0h 46' +0h 30' +0h 58' +1h 09' +0h 56' +0h 54'   +0h 30'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 04' +0h 02' +0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 04' -0h 05' -0h 04' -0h 02' -0h 00' +0h 02' +0h 04' +0h 05'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +1.3 +1.4 +1.3 +1.4 -1.3 -1.4 -1.2 +1.3 +1.4 +1.3 +1.3 +1.3   +0.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -8 -11 -13 -17 -15 -17 -19 -13 -16 -18 -16 -12   -14.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -3.3 (-6) -3.4 (-6) -5.1 (-9) -5.8 (-10) -2.4 (-4) -1.1 (-2) -2.5 (-5) -2 (-4) -3.2 (-6) -6.1 (-11) -7.1 (-13) -5.2 (-9) -3.9 (-7)

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