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Timbuktu vs Nuuk/ Godthåb Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Nuuk/ Godthåb, Greenland is approximately 6,412 km or 3,985 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Nuuk/ Godthåb bearing 121.6° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 157.2° or SSE .
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Nuuk/ Godthåb has a tundra climate (ET).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Nuuk/ Godthåb is in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 30.5 °C (55°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 547.5 mm (21.6 in) less which is equivalent to 547.5 l/m² (13.44 US gal/ft²) or 5,475,000 l/ha (585,314 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 45° higher in Timbuktu than in Nuuk/ Godthåb.
  • Relative humidity levels are 53.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 11.5°C (20.7°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +35 (+64) +40 (+71) +43 (+77) +42 (+75) +40 (+71) +34 (+62) +27 (+49) +25 (+45) +32 (+57) +38 (+69) +38 (+68) +34 (+62) +36 (+64)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +29 (+53) +33 (+60) +36 (+65) +35 (+64) +34 (+61) +31 (+55) +25 (+45) +23 (+42) +28 (+50) +32 (+58) +31 (+56) +29 (+52) +31 (+55)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +23 (+42) +27 (+48) +29 (+51) +28 (+51) +28 (+50) +26 (+46) +21 (+38) +20 (+36) +22 (+40) +26 (+46) +24 (+43) +23 (+41) +25 (+44)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -39 (-2) -47 (-2) -50 (-2) -45 (-2) -51 (-2) -42 (-2) -28 (-1) +4 (+0) -57 (-2) -67 (-3) -74 (-3) -54 (-2) -548 (-22)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -6.5 ( -21) -5.5 ( -19) -4.5 ( -15) -4.5 ( -15) -5 ( -16) -3 ( -10) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0) -7 ( -23) -10 ( -32) -8.5 ( -28) -6.5 ( -21)   -62 ( -17)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +6h 06' +3h 25' +0h 36' -2h 18' -5h 12' -7h 13' -6h 14' -3h 26' -0h 31' +2h 23' +5h 17' +7h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +47.2 +47.2 +47.3 +47.4 +40.3 +34 +39.8 +47.4 +47.4 +47.2 +47.2 +47.1   +45
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -55 -60 -64 -66 -64 -53 -43 -31 -40 -55 -57 -55   -53.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +10.1 (+18) +10.7 (+19) +11.1 (+20) +8.2 (+15) +9.9 (+18) +13.5 (+24) +13.3 (+24) +15.7 (+28) +16.1 (+29) +11.5 (+21) +8.6 (+15) +9 (+16) +11.5 (+21)

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