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Gao vs Atar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and Atar, Mauritania is approximately 1,452 km or 902 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from Atar bearing 106.8° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 111° or ESE .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Gao is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Atar is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 1.9 °C (3.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.2 °C (4°F) less in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 68.6 mm (2.7 in) more which is equivalent to 68.6 l/m (1.68 US gal/ft) or 686,000 l/ha (73,338 US gal/ac) more. About 1 3/5 as much.
  • There are 86 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Gao. In whichever way circa 0h 14' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.5° higher in Gao than in Atar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.2% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.9°C (5.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +4 (+8) +6 (+10) +4 (+6) +0 (-1) -3 (-6) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +4 (+8) +2 (+3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +4 (+6) +5 (+8) +5 (+10) +4 (+8) +1 (+2) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +2 (+4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +3 (+6) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +6 (+10) +3 (+5) 0 (0) -1 (-2) +0 (+0) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +2 (+4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -4 (0) -4 (0) -1 (0) +2 (+0) +5 (+0) +20 (+1) +49 (+2) +38 (+2) -8 (0) -16 (-1) -7 (0) -6 (0) +69 (+3)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) +0.5 (+2) +3 (+10) +7 (+23) +5 (+16) +2 (+7) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) -2 ( -6)   +12.5 (+3)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 46' +0h 19' -0h 50' -1h 30' -1h 05' -1h 38' -0h 50' -1h 07' +0h 38' +1h 01' +0h 48' +0h 40'   -0h 14'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 14' +0h 09' +0h 01' -0h 06' -0h 12' -0h 16' -0h 14' -0h 09' -0h 01' +0h 06' +0h 13' +0h 16'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +4.2 +4.2 +4.3 +4.3 -3.2 -4.3 -2.9 +4.2 +4.3 +4.2 +4.2 +4.2   +2.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -17 -17 -18 -14 -4 +6 +10 +18 +9 -7 -11 -17   -5.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -7.7 (-14) -9 (-16) -10.6 (-19) -7.5 (-14) +0.5 (+1) +4.7 (+8) +2.9 (+5) +4.1 (+7) +3.2 (+6) -2.7 (-5) -6.3 (-11) -6.7 (-12) -2.9 (-5)

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