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Timbuktu vs Shiraz Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Shiraz, Iran is approximately 5,806 km or 3,608 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Shiraz bearing 268.9° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 245.3° or WSW .
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Shiraz has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Shiraz is in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 11.5 °C (20.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12 °C (21.6°F) less in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 97.1 mm (3.8 in) less which is equivalent to 97.1 l/m² (2.38 US gal/ft²) or 971,000 l/ha (103,806 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 10.5° higher in Timbuktu than in Shiraz.
  • Relative humidity levels are 13.2% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.6°C (8.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +17 (+30) +18 (+32) +16 (+29) +15 (+28) +12 (+22) +7 (+12) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) +7 (+12) +13 (+24) +16 (+28) +16 (+28) +12 (+21)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -79 (-3) -49 (-2) -48 (-2) -30 (-1) -3 (0) +20 (+1) +53 (+2) +93 (+4) +31 (+1) -2 (0) -20 (-1) -63 (-2) -97 (-4)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 47' +0h 29' +0h 05' -0h 20' -0h 41' -0h 52' -0h 47' -0h 29' -0h 04' +0h 20' +0h 42' +0h 52'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +12.8 +12.8 +12.8 +12.9 +5.8 -0.6 +5.2 +12.7 +12.7 +12.6 +12.7 +12.7   +10.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -42 -39 -34 -31 -12 +9 +20 +32 +17 -11 -29 -39   -13.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +0.6 (+1) +0.2 (+0) -1.3 (-2) -2.8 (-5) +3.3 (+6) +10.8 (+19) +10.7 (+19) +13.6 (+24) +13.2 (+24) +5.6 (+10) +0.7 (+1) +0 (+0) +4.6 (+8)

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