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Gao vs Dakar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and Dakar, Senegal is approximately 1,877 km or 1,166 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from Dakar bearing 82.5° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 87.2° or E .
  • Gao has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Gao is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 5.6 °C (10°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.8 °C (10.4°F) more in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 224.3 mm (8.8 in) less which is equivalent to 224.3 l/m² (5.5 US gal/ft²) or 2,243,000 l/ha (239,792 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • There are 334 more hours of sunlight per year in Gao. In whichever way circa 0h 54' more per day or about 1 1/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.7° lower in Gao than in Dakar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 43.4% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 13°C (23.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+10) +9 (+16) +12 (+22) +16 (+28) +17 (+30) +13 (+23) +9 (+16) +7 (+13) +9 (+16) +9 (+17) +7 (+12) +4 (+8) +10 (+17)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +5 (+8) +8 (+14) +11 (+19) +12 (+22) +9 (+16) +5 (+9) +4 (+6) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +2 (+3) +0 (+0) +6 (+10)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) +0 (+0) +4 (+7) +7 (+12) +9 (+15) +6 (+11) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) -3 (-6) -4 (-7) +2 (+3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -2 (0) -1 (0) +0 (+0) +2 (+0) +5 (+0) +12 (+0) -4 (0) -95 (-4) -106 (-4) -33 (-1) -1 (0) 0 (0) -224 (-9)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) +0.5 (+2) 0 ( 0) +0.5 (+2) +2 (+7) 0 ( 0) -5 ( -16) -6 ( -20) -4 ( -13) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2)   -13 ( -4)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 21' +0h 55' -0h 23' -0h 46' -0h 00' +0h 18' +1h 50' +2h 07' +1h 56' +1h 21' +1h 14' +1h 01'   +0h 54'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 05' -0h 03' -0h 00' +0h 02' +0h 04' +0h 05' +0h 05' +0h 03' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 04' -0h 05'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -1.5 -1.6 -1.5 -1.5 +1.6 +1.5 +1.5 -1.5 -1.5 -1.5 -1.5 -1.5   -0.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -40 -49 -54 -57 -53 -42 -31 -23 -35 -52 -48 -37   -43.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -16 (-29) -19.2 (-35) -20 (-36) -17.9 (-32) -10.6 (-19) -6.6 (-12) -4.5 (-8) -2.7 (-5) -5.4 (-10) -15.2 (-27) -20.7 (-37) -17 (-31) -13 (-23)

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