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Timbuktu vs Zurich Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Timbuktu, Mali and Zurich, Switzerland is approximately 3,566 km or 2,216 mi.
  • To reach Timbuktu in this distance one would set out from Zurich bearing 201.2° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Timbuktu bearing 194.8° or SSW .
  • Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Zurich has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Zurich is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 20.6 °C (37.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.7 °C (10.3°F) less in Timbuktu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 892.5 mm (35.1 in) less which is equivalent to 892.5 l/m² (21.9 US gal/ft²) or 8,925,000 l/ha (954,142 US gal/ac) less. About 1/5 as much.
  • There are 1746 more hours of sunlight per year in Timbuktu. In whichever way circa 4h 47' more per day or about 2 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 28.3° higher in Timbuktu than in Zurich.
  • Relative humidity levels are 50.9% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.5°C (4.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +29 (+52) +31 (+56) +30 (+54) +29 (+51) +26 (+47) +22 (+40) +16 (+28) +14 (+25) +20 (+36) +27 (+49) +30 (+54) +28 (+50) +25 (+45)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +23 (+41) +25 (+45) +24 (+43) +24 (+42) +22 (+40) +19 (+34) +14 (+25) +13 (+23) +17 (+31) +22 (+40) +24 (+42) +22 (+39) +21 (+37)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +16 (+28) +18 (+32) +17 (+31) +18 (+33) +18 (+33) +16 (+29) +13 (+23) +12 (+22) +14 (+26) +17 (+31) +16 (+30) +15 (+28) +16 (+29)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -69 (-3) -70 (-3) -70 (-3) -88 (-3) -101 (-4) -105 (-4) -64 (-3) -42 (-2) -63 (-2) -66 (-3) -82 (-3) -75 (-3) -893 (-35)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -13.5 ( -44) -12.5 ( -44) -11.5 ( -37) -12.5 ( -42) -13 ( -42) -11 ( -37) -6 ( -19) -4 ( -13) -7 ( -23) -11 ( -35) -11.5 ( -38) -12.5 ( -40)   -126 ( -35)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +7h 36' +6h 43' +4h 50' +3h 58' +3h 07' +2h 06' +1h 54' +1h 58' +3h 44' +5h 58' +7h 50' +7h 42'   +4h 47'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +2h 23' +1h 27' +0h 15' -1h 00' -2h 06' -2h 41' -2h 25' -1h 27' -0h 13' +1h 02' +2h 08' +2h 41'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (░) +30.5 +30.5 +30.6 +30.6 +23.6 +17.2 +23 +30.5 +30.6 +30.4 +30.5 +30.6   +28.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -62 -61 -58 -57 -53 -43 -29 -21 -38 -61 -65 -63   -50.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature ░C & (░F) +2.5 (+5) +2.3 (+4) +0.6 (+1) -1.5 (-3) +0.8 (+1) +4 (+7) +5.1 (+9) +7.1 (+13) +6.3 (+11) +1.4 (+3) +0.3 (+1) +1.2 (+2) +2.5 (+5)

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