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Gao vs Bamako Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and Bamako, Mali is approximately 948 km or 589 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from Bamako bearing 63.8° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 65.8° or ENE .
  • Gao has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Bamako has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Gao is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Bamako is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 2.3 °C (4.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.3 °C (9.5°F) more in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 909.9 mm (35.8 in) less which is equivalent to 909.9 l/m (22.33 US gal/ft) or 9,099,000 l/ha (972,743 US gal/ac) less. About 1/6 as much.
  • There are 566 more hours of sunlight per year in Gao. In whichever way circa 1h 32' more per day or about 1 1/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.5° lower in Gao than in Bamako.
  • Relative humidity levels are 20.4% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 7.5°C (13.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) +2 (+3) +5 (+8) +7 (+12) +7 (+12) +7 (+13) +8 (+14) +5 (+10) +1 (+1) -2 (-3) +3 (+5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +1 (+1) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +6 (+10) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +5 (+8) +1 (+2) -1 (-1) +2 (+4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) +1 (+2) +4 (+6) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +2 (+3) 0 (0) +2 (+4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -1 (0) -1 (0) -5 (0) -13 (-1) -54 (-2) -128 (-5) -189 (-7) -242 (-10) -202 (-8) -66 (-3) -8 (0) -1 (0) -910 (-36)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) -0.5 ( -2) -2.5 ( -8) -6 ( -19) -9 ( -30) -8 ( -26) -10 ( -32) -10 ( -33) -6 ( -19) -1 ( -3) -0.5 ( -2)   -53.5 ( -15)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 44' +0h 38' +0h 25' +1h 22' +2h 01' +1h 06' +2h 34' +3h 11' +2h 20' +1h 48' +1h 22' +0h 56'   +1h 32'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 11' -0h 07' -0h 01' +0h 05' +0h 10' +0h 13' +0h 12' +0h 07' +0h 01' -0h 05' -0h 10' -0h 13'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -3.6 -3.7 -3.6 -3.5 +3.6 +3.6 +3.5 -3.3 -3.6 -3.6 -3.6 -3.6   -1.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -5 -5 -9 -17 -25 -31 -29 -22 -29 -34 -29 -9   -20.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -4.5 (-8) -5.8 (-10) -9.4 (-17) -13.1 (-24) -10.4 (-19) -6.6 (-12) -3.5 (-6) -1 (-2) -3.1 (-6) -11.1 (-20) -15.4 (-28) -6.5 (-12) -7.5 (-14)

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