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Gao vs Accra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and Accra, Ghana is approximately 1,186 km or 737 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from Accra bearing 0.6° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 0.6° or N .
  • Gao has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Accra has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Gao is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Accra is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 3.4 °C (6.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.3 °C (14.9°F) more in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 598.4 mm (23.6 in) less which is equivalent to 598.4 l/m (14.69 US gal/ft) or 5,984,000 l/ha (639,729 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • There are 1008 more hours of sunlight per year in Gao. In whichever way circa 2h 45' more per day or about 1 3/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.2° lower in Gao than in Accra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 58.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 18.5°C (33.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) 2 (+3) +5 (+9) +9 (+15) +12 (+21) +13 (+23) +12 (+21) +10 (+18) +10 (+17) +9 (+17) +5 (+8) 0 (+1) +7 (+13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-8) -2 (-4) +1 (+2) +4 (+8) +8 (+15) +9 (+16) +8 (+15) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +6 (+11) +1 (+1) -3 (-6) +3 (+6)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-15) -6 (-11) -3 (-6) +1 (+2) +6 (+10) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +4 (+8) +3 (+5) -3 (-6) -7 (-13) +0 (+0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -16 (-1) -37 (-1) -73 (-3) -79 (-3) -139 (-5) -171 (-7) +8 (+0) +53 (+2) -12 (0) -76 (-3) -38 (-1) -18 (-1) -598 (-24)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -1.5 ( -5) -1.5 ( -5) -4.5 ( -15) -6.5 ( -22) -10 ( -32) -10 ( -33) +2 (+6) +4 (+13) -1 ( -3) -8 ( -26) -4 ( -13) -2 ( -6)   -43 ( -12)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 29' +2h 13' +2h 09' +2h 14' +2h 48' +4h 04' +4h 34' +3h 36' +3h 30' +2h 27' +1h 44' +1h 13'   +2h 45'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 34' -0h 21' -0h 03' +0h 14' +0h 30' +0h 37' +0h 34' +0h 21' +0h 03' -0h 15' -0h 30' -0h 37'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -10.6 -10.6 -10.4 +2 +10.6 +10.6 +10.5 +2.2 -10.4 -10.5 -10.6 -10.7   -3.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -64 -66 -68 -70 -65 -58 -45 -31 -42 -63 -67 -64   -58.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -27.9 (-50) -29.4 (-53) -29.9 (-54) -27 (-49) -17.1 (-31) -10 (-18) -4.5 (-8) -0.9 (-2) -5.4 (-10) -16.6 (-30) -26.1 (-47) -26.9 (-48) -18.5 (-33)

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