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Gao vs Lusaka Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and Lusaka, Zambia is approximately 4,713 km or 2,928 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from Lusaka bearing 317.2° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 316.9° or NW .
  • Gao has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Lusaka has a humid subtropical climate with dry winters (Cwa).
  • Gao is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Lusaka is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 10 °C (18°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.1 °C (5.6°F) more in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 889.5 mm (35 in) less which is equivalent to 889.5 l/m² (21.83 US gal/ft²) or 8,895,000 l/ha (950,935 US gal/ac) less. About 1/6 as much.
  • There are 549 more hours of sunlight per year in Gao. In whichever way circa 1h 31' more per day or about 1 1/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.5° higher in Gao than in Lusaka.
  • Relative humidity levels are 39.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 7.2°C (13°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +8 (+14) +9 (+15) +15 (+26) +18 (+33) +19 (+34) +16 (+29) +12 (+22) +10 (+18) +9 (+16) +7 (+12) +5 (+9) +11 (+20)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +5 (+8) +8 (+15) +12 (+22) +18 (+33) +18 (+33) +18 (+32) +14 (+25) +11 (+19) +8 (+14) +5 (+10) +2 (+4) +10 (+18)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) +0 (+0) +5 (+8) +9 (+16) +17 (+30) +18 (+32) +18 (+32) +15 (+26) +12 (+21) +6 (+10) +2 (+4) -1 (-3) +8 (+15)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -264 (-10) -236 (-9) -131 (-5) -45 (-2) +2 (+0) +22 (+1) +57 (+2) +69 (+3) +27 (+1) -12 (0) -102 (-4) -275 (-11) -890 (-35)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -16.5 ( -53) -15.5 ( -55) -9.5 ( -31) -1.5 ( -5) +1 (+3) +4 (+13) +9 (+29) +10 (+32) +7 (+23) -1 ( -3) -8 ( -27) -16 ( -52)   -37 ( -10)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +4h 23' +4h 27' +2h 50' +0h 44' +0h 30' -0h 02' -0h 00' -1h 05' -0h 18' +0h 32' +2h 56' +3h 13'   +1h 31'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 39' -1h 02' -0h 11' +0h 43' +1h 28' +1h 50' +1h 40' +1h 02' +0h 09' -0h 44' -1h 29' -1h 51'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -31 -21.1 -0.2 +23 +31.6 +31.6 +31.5 +23.2 +0.5 -21.3 -30.8 -31.7   +0.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -67 -75 -70 -61 -46 -32 +6 +6 -1 -20 -46 -63   -39.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -22.3 (-40) -24.9 (-45) -23.3 (-42) -17.5 (-32) -3.5 (-6) +4.5 (+8) +17.9 (+32) +14.7 (+26) +9.2 (+17) -3.5 (-6) -16.7 (-30) -21.2 (-38) -7.2 (-13)

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