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Gao vs Nuuk/ Godthåb Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and Nuuk/ Godthåb, Greenland is approximately 6,588 km or 4,094 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from Nuuk/ Godthåb bearing 118.8° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 156.6° or SSE .
  • Gao has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Nuuk/ Godthåb has a tundra climate (ET).
  • Gao is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Nuuk/ Godthåb is in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 31.3 °C (56.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.2 °C (4°F) less in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 567.4 mm (22.3 in) less which is equivalent to 567.4 l/m² (13.93 US gal/ft²) or 5,674,000 l/ha (606,588 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 45.3° higher in Gao than in Nuuk/ Godthåb.
  • Relative humidity levels are 58.9% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 8.5°C (15.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +35 (+63) +38 (+69) +42 (+76) +41 (+74) +39 (+70) +34 (+61) +28 (+51) +27 (+49) +32 (+58) +38 (+68) +37 (+66) +35 (+62) +36 (+64)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +30 (+55) +33 (+60) +37 (+67) +36 (+65) +35 (+62) +31 (+56) +26 (+47) +25 (+45) +29 (+51) +33 (+59) +31 (+56) +30 (+54) +31 (+56)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +25 (+45) +28 (+50) +32 (+57) +31 (+56) +30 (+54) +28 (+50) +23 (+41) +22 (+40) +25 (+44) +28 (+50) +26 (+46) +25 (+44) +27 (+48)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -39 (-2) -47 (-2) -50 (-2) -43 (-2) -49 (-2) -40 (-2) -25 (-1) -20 (-1) -60 (-2) -66 (-3) -74 (-3) -54 (-2) -567 (-22)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -6.5 ( -21) -5.5 ( -19) -4.5 ( -15) -4.5 ( -15) -5 ( -16) -3 ( -10) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) -5 ( -17) -10 ( -32) -9 ( -30) -7 ( -23)   -60 ( -16)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +6h 08' +3h 26' +0h 36' -2h 19' -5h 13' -7h 15' -6h 16' -3h 27' -0h 31' +2h 24' +5h 18' +7h 16'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +47.7 +47.6 +47.8 +47.9 +39.9 +33.5 +39.4 +47.9 +47.9 +47.7 +47.7 +47.6   +45.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -63 -68 -72 -71 -67 -57 -47 -35 -43 -58 -63 -62   -58.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +5.8 (+10) +4.2 (+8) +4.1 (+7) +3.6 (+6) +8.2 (+15) +11.9 (+21) +12.8 (+23) +15.9 (+29) +15.9 (+29) +9.9 (+18) +4 (+7) +5.3 (+10) +8.5 (+15)

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