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Gao vs San Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and San, Mali is approximately 609 km or 378 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from San bearing 57° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 58.2° or ENE .
  • Gao has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas San has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Gao is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas San is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 1.7 °C (3.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.5 °C (6.3°F) more in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 507.4 mm (20 in) less which is equivalent to 507.4 l/m² (12.45 US gal/ft²) or 5,074,000 l/ha (542,444 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.3° lower in Gao than in San.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) 1 (+1) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) +6 (+10) +6 (+10) +6 (+11) +4 (+6) +0 (0) -1 (-3) +2 (+3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) 0 (0) +3 (+5) +5 (+8) +5 (+8) +4 (+8) +5 (+9) +3 (+6) +1 (+1) -1 (-1) +2 (+3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) +2 (+3) +4 (+8) +4 (+7) +3 (+6) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) 0 (0) +2 (+3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -1 (0) 0 (0) -2 (0) -14 (-1) -29 (-1) -68 (-3) -121 (-5) -144 (-6) -105 (-4) -22 (-1) -1 (0) -1 (0) -507 (-20)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 09' -0h 06' -0h 01' +0h 04' +0h 08' +0h 10' +0h 09' +0h 06' +0h 00' -0h 04' -0h 08' -0h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -2.9 -3 -2.9 -2.9 +2.9 +2.9 +2.9 -2.8 -2.9 -2.9 -2.9 -2.9   -1.3

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