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Gao vs Nouakchott Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and Nouakchott, Mauritania is approximately 1,701 km or 1,057 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from Nouakchott bearing 94.5° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 99.2° or E .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Gao is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Nouakchott is in or near the tropical desert biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 4.2 °C (7.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.3 °C (7.7°F) more in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 31.6 mm (1.2 in) more which is equivalent to 31.6 l/m² (0.78 US gal/ft²) or 316,000 l/ha (33,782 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/9 as much.
  • There are 134 more hours of sunlight per year in Gao. In whichever way circa 0h 21' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1° higher in Gao than in Nouakchott.
  • Relative humidity levels are 19.9% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.9°C (12.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +4 (+7) +4 (+8) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +7 (+12) +5 (+9) +5 (+8) +4 (+8) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +5 (+9)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +4 (+6) +5 (+8) +7 (+12) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +5 (+8) +3 (+5) +3 (+6) +4 (+6) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +4 (+8)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +3 (+6) +5 (+9) +7 (+12) +9 (+15) +7 (+13) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +4 (+7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -1 (0) -1 (0) 0 (0) +2 (+0) +5 (+0) +21 (+1) +39 (+2) -12 (0) -10 (0) -6 (0) -5 (0) 0 (0) +32 (+1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2) +1 (+3) +3.5 (+12) +7 (+23) +6 (+19) +3 (+10) 0 ( 0) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2)   +20.5 (+6)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 34' +0h 44' -0h 15' -1h 16' -0h 23' -0h 38' +0h 23' +0h 05' +0h 54' +1h 15' +1h 08' +0h 50'   +0h 21'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 06' +0h 03' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 05' -0h 06' -0h 06' -0h 03' -0h 00' +0h 02' +0h 05' +0h 06'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +1.8 +1.8 +1.8 +1.9 -1.7 -1.9 -1.6 +1.8 +1.9 +1.8 +1.8 +1.8   +1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -16 -19 -21 -22 -18 -21 -23 -17 -19 -21 -22 -19   -19.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -7.6 (-14) -9.9 (-18) -12.1 (-22) -10.4 (-19) -4.1 (-7) -2.7 (-5) -3 (-5) -1.8 (-3) -3.4 (-6) -7.7 (-14) -11.7 (-21) -8.9 (-16) -6.9 (-12)

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