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Gao vs Timbuktu Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and Timbuktu, Mali is approximately 321 km or 200 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from Timbuktu bearing 99.5° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 100.4° or E .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Both are in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 0.8 °C (1.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.2 °C (0.4°F) less in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 19.9 mm (0.8 in) less which is equivalent to 19.9 l/m² (0.49 US gal/ft²) or 199,000 l/ha (21,274 US gal/ac) less. About 1 as much.
  • There are 54 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Gao. In whichever way circa 0h 08' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.3° higher in Gao than in Timbuktu.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.3% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3°C (5.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (0) -1 (-2) +-1 (-1) +-1 (-1) +0 (-1) +0 (-1) +1 (+1) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) +-1 (-1) +-2 (-3) +0 (+1) +0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +0 (+0) +1 (+2) +1 (+1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +2 (+4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -1 (0) -1 (0) 0 (0) +2 (+0) +2 (+0) +2 (+0) +3 (+0) -24 (-1) -3 (0) +1 (+0) -1 (0) 0 (0) -20 (-1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) +2 (+7) 0 ( 0) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2)   +2 (+1)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 17' +0h 02' -0h 17' -0h 24' -0h 11' -0h 34' -0h 23' -0h 25' -0h 04' +0h 05' +0h 12' -0h 03'   -0h 08'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 01' +0h 01' +0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 01' -0h 01' -0h 01' -0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 01'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +0.5 +0.4 +0.5 +0.5 -0.4 -0.5 -0.4 +0.5 +0.5 +0.5 +0.5 +0.5   +0.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -8 -8 -8 -5 -3 -4 -4 -4 -3 -3 -6 -7   -5.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -4.3 (-8) -6.5 (-12) -7 (-13) -4.6 (-8) -1.7 (-3) -1.6 (-3) -0.5 (-1) +0.2 (+0) -0.2 (0) -1.6 (-3) -4.6 (-8) -3.7 (-7) -3 (-5)

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