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Gao vs Pituffik/ Thule Air Base Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland is approximately 7,705 km or 4,788 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 107° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 166.6° or SSE .
  • Gao has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Pituffik/ Thule Air Base has a tundra climate (ET).
  • Gao is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Pituffik/ Thule Air Base is in or near the polar desert biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 41.1 °C (74°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 16.9 °C (30.4°F) less in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 64.6 mm (2.5 in) more which is equivalent to 64.6 l/m² (1.59 US gal/ft²) or 646,000 l/ha (69,062 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/2 as much.
  • There are 1715 more hours of sunlight per year in Gao. In whichever way circa 4h 42' more per day or about 2 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 57.6° higher in Gao than in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base.
  • Relative humidity levels are 44.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 20.2°C (36.4°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +50 (+90) +54 (+98) +57 (+103) +53 (+96) +45 (+81) +37 (+67) +31 (+56) +31 (+56) +38 (+69) +46 (+83) +48 (+87) +49 (+88) +45 (+81)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +46 (+83) +50 (+90) +53 (+96) +49 (+89) +41 (+74) +34 (+60) +28 (+50) +27 (+49) +34 (+61) +42 (+75) +44 (+80) +45 (+82) +41 (+74)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +42 (+75) +46 (+82) +49 (+88) +46 (+83) +37 (+67) +30 (+53) +25 (+44) +24 (+44) +30 (+54) +38 (+68) +40 (+72) +41 (+74) +37 (+67)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -6 (0) -6 (0) -4 (0) -3 (0) -1 (0) +15 (+1) +41 (+2) +45 (+2) +10 (+0) -8 (0) -10 (0) -8 (0) +65 (+3)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2.5 ( -8) -4.5 ( -16) -3.5 ( -11) -3.5 ( -12) -4 ( -13) 0 ( 0) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) +1 (+3) -6 ( -19) -7 ( -23) -6 ( -19)   -29 ( -8)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +9h 23' +9h 22' +5h 13' -0h 28' -0h 27' -0h 38' +0h 30' +1h 25' +4h 58' +8h 40' +9h 44' +8h 50'   +4h 42'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +11h 08' +9h 17' +1h 22' -6h 04' -11h 14' -11h 02' -11h 08' -9h 11' -1h 10' +6h 21' +11h 13' +11h 02'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +60.1 +59.7 +60.1 +60.2 +52.2 +45.9 +51.7 +60.2 +60.2 +59.8 +60.1 +60.2   +57.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -49 -52 -54 -52 -46 -42 -31 -20 -29 -49 -53 -52   -44.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +23.3 (+42) +22.8 (+41) +22.4 (+40) +19.2 (+35) +17.5 (+32) +16.5 (+30) +17.5 (+32) +20.7 (+37) +22.9 (+41) +20.2 (+36) +18.2 (+33) +21.7 (+39) +20.2 (+36)

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