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Timbuktu vs Wau Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Wau, Sudan is approximately 3,514 km or 2,184 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Wau bearing 289.6° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 282.9° or WNW .
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Wau has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Wau is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 1.3 °C (2.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.1 °C (14.6°F) more in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 866 mm (34.1 in) less which is equivalent to 866 l/m² (21.25 US gal/ft²) or 8,660,000 l/ha (925,811 US gal/ac) less. About 1/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.2° lower in Timbuktu than in Wau.
  • Relative humidity levels are 26.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 9.2°C (16.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) +1 (+2) +5 (+9) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +3 (+6) +4 (+8) +4 (+7) +0 (+0) -4 (-7) +1 (+2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -1 (0) -3 (0) -18 (-1) -67 (-3) -115 (-5) -157 (-6) -122 (-5) -99 (-4) -148 (-6) -121 (-5) -14 (-1) +0 (+0) -866 (-34)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 29' -0h 18' -0h 03' +0h 12' +0h 25' +0h 32' +0h 29' +0h 18' +0h 02' -0h 13' -0h 26' -0h 32'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -9 -8.9 -8.9 -0.6 +8.9 +9 +8.8 -0.4 -9 -9 -9.1 -9.1   -3.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -6 -7 -18 -33 -42 -40 -32 -21 -31 -46 -29 -13   -26.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -7.4 (-13) -7 (-13) -12.5 (-23) -16.5 (-30) -13 (-23) -6.9 (-12) -3.9 (-7) -2 (-4) -4.8 (-9) -13.3 (-24) -13.6 (-24) -10 (-18) -9.2 (-17)

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