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Gao vs Herat Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and Herat, Afghanistan is approximately 6,472 km or 4,022 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from Herat bearing 268.7° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 239.4° or WSW .
  • Gao has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Herat has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Gao is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Herat is in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 14.1 °C (25.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.6 °C (26.3°F) less in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 50.3 mm (2 in) less which is equivalent to 50.3 l/m² (1.23 US gal/ft²) or 503,000 l/ha (53,774 US gal/ac) less. About 4/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 15.4° higher in Gao than in Herat.
  • Relative humidity levels are 27.3% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.3°C (0.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +22 (+39) +22 (+39) +19 (+35) +17 (+30) +13 (+23) +7 (+12) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +7 (+13) +14 (+26) +18 (+32) +19 (+35) +14 (+24)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +20 (+36) +20 (+36) +19 (+34) +16 (+29) +13 (+24) +8 (+14) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +9 (+17) +16 (+29) +19 (+34) +19 (+34) +14 (+25)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +18 (+32) +18 (+32) +17 (+31) +16 (+28) +15 (+27) +11 (+19) +6 (+10) +7 (+12) +13 (+23) +18 (+32) +19 (+34) +17 (+31) +14 (+26)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -52 (-2) -45 (-2) -55 (-2) -27 (-1) -4 (0) +22 (+1) +57 (+2) +69 (+3) +28 (+1) +2 (+0) -11 (0) -36 (-1) -50 (-2)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 09' +0h 42' +0h 07' -0h 29' -1h 01' -1h 17' -1h 10' -0h 42' -0h 06' +0h 30' +1h 02' +1h 17'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +18 +17.9 +18 +18 +10 +3.6 +9.4 +17.8 +17.9 +17.8 +17.8 +17.9   +15.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -57 -58 -53 -46 -28 -7 +10 +22 +6 -22 -42 -52   -27.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -2.9 (-5) -6.6 (-12) -9.6 (-17) -10.3 (-19) -3 (-5) +3.3 (+6) +6.9 (+12) +11.2 (+20) +10.6 (+19) +3.1 (+6) -3.1 (-6) -3.1 (-6) -0.3 (-1)

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