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Gao vs Hambantota Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and Hambantota, Sri Lanka is approximately 8,879 km or 5,518 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from Hambantota bearing 285.5° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 266.5° or W .
  • Gao has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Hambantota has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry summers (As).
  • Gao is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Hambantota is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 2.7 °C (4.8°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.5 °C (18.9°F) more in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 856.4 mm (33.7 in) less which is equivalent to 856.4 l/m² (21.02 US gal/ft²) or 8,564,000 l/ha (915,548 US gal/ac) less. About 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.1° lower in Gao than in Hambantota.
  • Relative humidity levels are 56.7% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 18.8°C (33.8°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (+2) 4 (+6) +6 (+11) +9 (+17) +12 (+21) +11 (+20) +8 (+15) +7 (+13) +9 (+16) +9 (+17) +6 (+10) 2 (+3) +7 (+13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-6) -1 (-2) +2 (+3) +4 (+8) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +4 (+6) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +1 (+2) -3 (-5) +3 (+5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) 0 (0) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) -4 (-7) -7 (-13) -1 (-2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -58 (-2) -47 (-2) -66 (-3) -92 (-4) -83 (-3) -37 (-1) +9 (+0) +14 (+1) -43 (-2) -147 (-6) -188 (-7) -118 (-5) -856 (-34)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -8.5 ( -27) -4.5 ( -16) -6.5 ( -21) -9.5 ( -32) -11 ( -35) -8 ( -27) +2 (+6) +2 (+6) -1 ( -3) -12 ( -39) -15 ( -50) -12 ( -39)   -84 ( -23)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 32' -0h 20' -0h 03' +0h 14' +0h 28' +0h 36' +0h 32' +0h 20' +0h 03' -0h 14' -0h 29' -0h 36'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -10 -10 -9.8 +1.4 +10.1 +10.1 +10 +1.7 -10 -10.1 -10.2 -10.2   -3.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -63 -67 -70 -71 -64 -52 -36 -24 -39 -60 -69 -65   -56.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -26.6 (-48) -28.7 (-52) -29.7 (-53) -27.3 (-49) -17.9 (-32) -10.4 (-19) -5.7 (-10) -2.8 (-5) -6.4 (-12) -17.1 (-31) -26.3 (-47) -26.7 (-48) -18.8 (-34)

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