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Gao vs Vientiane Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and Vientiane, Laos is approximately 10,730 km or 6,668 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from Vientiane bearing 289.5° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 249.1° or WSW .
  • Gao has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Vientiane has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Gao is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome whereas Vientiane is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 4 °C (7.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.5 °C (9.9°F) more in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1460.1 mm (57.5 in) less which is equivalent to 1460.1 l/m² (35.83 US gal/ft²) or 14,601,000 l/ha (1,560,944 US gal/ac) less. About 1/9 as much.
  • There are 965 more hours of sunlight per year in Gao. In whichever way circa 2h 38' more per day or about 1 2/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.9° higher in Gao than in Vientiane.
  • Relative humidity levels are 52.8% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 16.6°C (29.9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +10 (+17) +10 (+18) +12 (+21) +14 (+25) +13 (+24) +11 (+19) +9 (+17) +11 (+20) +12 (+22) +12 (+21) +9 (+16) +11 (+20)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +6 (+10) +3 (+6) +2 (+4) +4 (+7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -1 (-1) +1 (+2) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) +1 (+2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -6 (0) -12 (0) -35 (-1) -82 (-3) -249 (-10) -251 (-10) -209 (-8) -253 (-10) -267 (-11) -84 (-3) -10 (0) -3 (0) -1460 (-57)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -1.5 ( -5) -1.5 ( -5) -3.5 ( -11) -8.5 ( -28) -15 ( -48) -15 ( -50) -8 ( -26) -9 ( -29) -8 ( -27) -5 ( -16) -2 ( -7) 0 ( 0)   -77 ( -21)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 40' +2h 13' +2h 27' +2h 02' +3h 19' +4h 52' +4h 05' +3h 48' +3h 24' +1h 38' +1h 32' +0h 38'   +2h 38'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 05' +0h 03' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 05' -0h 06' -0h 05' -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 +1.7 +1.8 +1.8 -1.6 -1.7 -1.5 +1.6 +1.6 +1.6 +1.6 +1.7   +0.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -55 -57 -57 -59 -61 -55 -42 -32 -43 -58 -59 -55   -52.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -20.4 (-37) -24 (-43) -26.1 (-47) -25.1 (-45) -16.9 (-30) -11 (-20) -6.8 (-12) -4.3 (-8) -7.1 (-13) -16 (-29) -21.7 (-39) -19.9 (-36) -16.6 (-30)

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