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Timbuktu vs Pretoria Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Pretoria, South Africa is approximately 5,808 km or 3,609 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Pretoria bearing 321.1° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 323.8° or NW .
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Pretoria has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Pretoria is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 11.8 °C (21.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2 °C (3.6°F) more in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 308.5 mm (12.1 in) less which is equivalent to 308.5 l/m² (7.57 US gal/ft²) or 3,085,000 l/ha (329,807 US gal/ac) less. About 2/5 as much.
  • There are 185 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 7.5° higher in Timbuktu than in Pretoria.
  • Relative humidity levels are 32.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.9°C (3.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +8 (+14) +12 (+22) +17 (+31) +22 (+40) +23 (+41) +19 (+34) +13 (+23) +13 (+23) +13 (+23) +10 (+18) +3 (+5) +13 (+24)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) +4 (+7) +8 (+14) +15 (+26) +22 (+39) +24 (+42) +21 (+37) +16 (+28) +14 (+25) +12 (+21) +7 (+13) +1 (+2) +12 (+21)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) 0 (0) +4 (+7) +12 (+22) +21 (+38) +24 (+43) +22 (+40) +18 (+32) +15 (+27) +10 (+18) +4 (+7) -1 (-2) +11 (+19)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -135 (-5) -76 (-3) -79 (-3) -53 (-2) -9 (0) +13 (+1) +51 (+2) +88 (+3) +11 (+0) -4 (0) -10 (0) -108 (-4) -309 (-12)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -11.5 ( -37) -9.5 ( -34) -9.5 ( -31) -4.5 ( -15) -2 ( -6) +3 (+10) +7 (+23) +9 (+29) +2 (+7) -6 ( -19) -10.5 ( -35) -11.5 ( -37)   -44 ( -12)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 48' +1h 29' +1h 56' +1h 02' +0h 29' +0h 14' +0h 11' -0h 52' -0h 02' +0h 32' +0h 32' -0h 11'   +0h 30'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 17' -1h 26' -0h 15' +0h 59' +2h 02' +2h 33' +2h 19' +1h 26' +0h 13' -1h 01' -2h 03' -2h 33'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -30.3 -11.8 +9.6 +32.8 +42.3 +42.5 +42.2 +33 +10.2 -12.4 -30.2 -37.8   +7.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -44 -49 -52 -51 -42 -27 -10 +7 -4 -30 -41 -42   -32.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -15.2 (-27) -15.1 (-27) -13.4 (-24) -8.8 (-16) +2.4 (+4) +11.8 (+21) +15.7 (+28) +16.3 (+29) +11.4 (+21) -2.2 (-4) -10.7 (-19) -14.6 (-26) -1.9 (-3)

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