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Timbuktu vs Tamale Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Tamale, Ghana is approximately 849 km or 528 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Tamale bearing 344.4° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 344° or NNW .
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Tamale has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Tamale is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 1.2 °C (2.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7 °C (12.6°F) more in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 881.5 mm (34.7 in) less which is equivalent to 881.5 l/m² (21.63 US gal/ft²) or 8,815,000 l/ha (942,382 US gal/ac) less. About 1/5 as much.
  • There are 716 more hours of sunlight per year in Timbuktu. In whichever way circa 1h 57' more per day or about 1 1/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.8° lower in Timbuktu than in Tamale.
  • Relative humidity levels are 19.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.7°C (12.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) 1 (+2) +6 (+11) +9 (+16) +11 (+20) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) 2 (+4) -4 (-7) +4 (+7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-10) -5 (-8) -3 (-5) +2 (+3) +6 (+10) +8 (+14) +6 (+10) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +5 (+8) -1 (-2) -5 (-9) +1 (+2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -3 (-5) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -4 (0) -12 (0) -48 (-2) -87 (-3) -108 (-4) -126 (-5) -88 (-3) -105 (-4) -200 (-8) -89 (-4) -14 (-1) -3 (0) -882 (-35)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2) -3.5 ( -11) -6.5 ( -22) -9 ( -29) -8 ( -27) -5 ( -16) -5 ( -16) -14 ( -47) -11 ( -35) -1.5 ( -5) -0.5 ( -2)   -65 ( -18)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 30' +1h 05' +1h 34' +2h 06' +1h 48' +2h 22' +4h 01' +4h 32' +3h 54' +1h 01' +0h 06' +0h 23'   +1h 57'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 23' -0h 14' -0h 02' +0h 10' +0h 21' +0h 26' +0h 24' +0h 14' +0h 02' -0h 10' -0h 21' -0h 26'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -7.3 -7.2 -7.2 -2.3 +7.2 +7.3 +7.1 -2.1 -7.2 -7.3 -7.3 -7.4   -2.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +4 -2 -14 -31 -34 -32 -22 -13 -26 -34 -20 -5   -19.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -1.9 (-3) -5.1 (-9) -11.2 (-20) -15.3 (-28) -10.5 (-19) -4.5 (-8) -1.4 (-3) +0.4 (+1) -2.9 (-5) -9.9 (-18) -11.4 (-21) -7.1 (-13) -6.7 (-12)

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