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Timbuktu vs Palmyra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Palmyra, Syria is approximately 4,547 km or 2,826 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Palmyra bearing 254.9° or WSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 236.2° or SW .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Palmyra is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 10.5 °C (18.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.2 °C (18.4°F) less in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 72.8 mm (2.9 in) more which is equivalent to 72.8 l/m² (1.79 US gal/ft²) or 728,000 l/ha (77,828 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 15.5° higher in Timbuktu than in Palmyra.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +19 (+34) +20 (+37) +19 (+34) +16 (+29) +13 (+23) +7 (+12) +0 (+0) +-3 (-5) +4 (+6) +12 (+22) +17 (+31) +17 (+31) +12 (+21)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +15 (+28) +17 (+30) +15 (+27) +14 (+24) +11 (+21) +7 (+13) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) +5 (+9) +11 (+20) +14 (+26) +14 (+26) +11 (+19)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +11 (+20) +12 (+22) +11 (+20) +11 (+19) +10 (+18) +8 (+14) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) +9 (+16) +11 (+19) +11 (+19) +9 (+16)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -20 (-1) -19 (-1) -21 (-1) -20 (-1) -3 (0) +20 (+1) +54 (+2) +93 (+4) +31 (+1) -8 (0) -14 (-1) -21 (-1) +73 (+3)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 09' +0h 42' +0h 07' -0h 29' -1h 01' -1h 17' -1h 10' -0h 42' -0h 06' +0h 30' +1h 01' +1h 17'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +17.8 +17.8 +17.8 +17.9 +10.8 +4.4 +10.2 +17.7 +17.7 +17.6 +17.7 +17.8   +15.5

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