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Gao vs Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn, Greenland is approximately 6,845 km or 4,254 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn bearing 122° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 161.7° or SSE .
  • Gao has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn has a tundra climate (ET).
  • The mean annual temperature is 33.9 °C (60.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.2 °C (18.4°F) less in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 74.4 mm (2.9 in) less which is equivalent to 74.4 l/m² (1.83 US gal/ft²) or 744,000 l/ha (79,539 US gal/ac) less. About 5/7 as much.
  • There are 1507 more hours of sunlight per year in Gao. In whichever way circa 4h 08' more per day or about 1 4/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 50.3° higher in Gao than in Ilulissat/ Jakobshavn.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +41 (+73) +44 (+79) +46 (+83) +45 (+80) +39 (+69) +33 (+59) +27 (+48) +27 (+49) +34 (+61) +40 (+73) +40 (+71) +39 (+71) +38 (+68)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +37 (+66) +40 (+71) +42 (+76) +41 (+73) +35 (+63) +29 (+52) +24 (+43) +24 (+43) +30 (+54) +36 (+65) +35 (+63) +35 (+62) +34 (+61)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +32 (+57) +35 (+63) +38 (+68) +38 (+68) +32 (+57) +26 (+47) +22 (+39) +22 (+39) +27 (+49) +32 (+58) +31 (+56) +30 (+54) +30 (+55)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -10 (0) -13 (-1) -13 (-1) -12 (0) -12 (0) +3 (+0) +25 (+1) +37 (+1) -13 (-1) -28 (-1) -21 (-1) -17 (-1) -74 (-3)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -8.5 ( -27) -8.5 ( -30) -8.5 ( -27) -9.5 ( -32) -7 ( -23) -2 ( -7) +2 (+6) +2 (+6) -4 ( -13) -10 ( -32) -11 ( -37) -9 ( -29)   -74 ( -20)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +9h 23' +8h 29' +4h 44' +1h 50' -0h 05' -1h 52' -0h 52' -0h 52' +3h 58' +6h 52' +9h 22' +8h 50'   +4h 08'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +9h 55' +4h 45' +0h 48' -3h 07' -8h 12' -11h 02' -10h 07' -4h 47' -0h 41' +3h 15' +8h 21' +11h 02'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +52.5 +52.6 +52.8 +52.9 +44.9 +38.6 +44.4 +52.9 +52.9 +52.7 +52.4 +52.8   +50.3

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