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Timbuktu vs Zanzibar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Zanzibar, Tanzania is approximately 5,300 km or 3,293 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Zanzibar bearing 299.5° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 295.3° or WNW .
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Zanzibar has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The mean annual temperature is 3.5 °C (6.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.5 °C (17.1°F) more in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1475.5 mm (58.1 in) less which is equivalent to 1475.5 l/m² (36.21 US gal/ft²) or 14,755,000 l/ha (1,577,407 US gal/ac) less. About 1/8 as much.
  • There are 684 more hours of sunlight per year in Timbuktu. In whichever way circa 1h 52' more per day or about 1 1/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3° lower in Timbuktu than in Zanzibar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 36.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10.9°C (19.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) 3 (+5) +6 (+11) +11 (+20) +13 (+23) +13 (+23) +9 (+16) +6 (+11) +8 (+14) +9 (+16) +6 (+11) 0 (0) +7 (+12)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -2 (-3) +1 (+2) +5 (+9) +9 (+15) +10 (+17) +7 (+13) +6 (+10) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +2 (+4) -4 (-7) +3 (+6)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-16) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) -2 (-4) -8 (-14) 0 (0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -89 (-3) -56 (-2) -153 (-6) -400 (-16) -251 (-10) -48 (-2) +6 (+0) +46 (+2) -19 (-1) -94 (-4) -226 (-9) -194 (-8) -1476 (-58)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 34' +1h 35' +2h 21' +4h 02' +2h 48' +2h 02' +2h 23' +0h 38' +0h 46' +1h 15' +2h 08' +0h 54'   +1h 52'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 11' -0h 44' -0h 08' +0h 31' +1h 03' +1h 20' +1h 12' +0h 45' +0h 07' -0h 32' -1h 04' -1h 20'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -22.8 -21.9 -9.8 +13.3 +22.8 +22.9 +22.7 +13.5 -9.1 -21.9 -22.8 -23   -3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -41 -45 -51 -58 -49 -32 -17 -1 -13 -37 -50 -45   -36.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -19.7 (-35) -19.4 (-35) -19.9 (-36) -19.5 (-35) -11.6 (-21) -2.6 (-5) +1.3 (+2) +4.8 (+9) +2.3 (+4) -8.8 (-16) -17.6 (-32) -20.1 (-36) -10.9 (-20)

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