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Timbuktu vs Petrolina Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Petrolina, Brazil is approximately 5,043 km or 3,134 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Petrolina bearing 55° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 57.5° or ENE .
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Petrolina has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Petrolina is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 2.8 °C (5.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.8 °C (15.8°F) more in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 401.3 mm (15.8 in) less which is equivalent to 401.3 l/m² (9.85 US gal/ft²) or 4,013,000 l/ha (429,016 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.2° lower in Timbuktu than in Petrolina.
  • Relative humidity levels are 30.3% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 9.7°C (17.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -2 (-3) +1 (+3) +6 (+10) +9 (+16) +10 (+18) +7 (+12) +5 (+8) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) -1 (-1) -5 (-8) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -72 (-3) -90 (-4) -147 (-6) -81 (-3) -25 (-1) +10 (+0) +41 (+2) +89 (+3) +25 (+1) -18 (-1) -50 (-2) -83 (-3) -401 (-16)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 21' -0h 51' -0h 09' +0h 35' +1h 12' +1h 31' +1h 22' +0h 51' +0h 08' -0h 36' -1h 13' -1h 31'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -25.9 -23.9 -6.6 +16.5 +26 +26.1 +25.8 +16.6 -6.1 -23.7 -25.8 -26.1   -2.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -35 -44 -50 -55 -44 -30 -16 +3 -5 -25 -31 -32   -30.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -18 (-32) -19.2 (-35) -19.3 (-35) -18.1 (-33) -9.8 (-18) -1.6 (-3) +1.4 (+3) +5.2 (+9) +2.7 (+5) -7.9 (-14) -15 (-27) -17.2 (-31) -9.7 (-17)

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