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Tamale vs Ouagadougou Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Tamale, Ghana and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is approximately 333 km or 207 mi.
  • To reach Tamale in this distance one would set out from Ouagadougou bearing 168° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Tamale bearing 168.1° or SSE .
  • Both have a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Tamale is in or near the tropical dry forest biome whereas Ouagadougou is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 0.8 °C (1.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.5 °C (4.5°F) less in Tamale. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 193 mm (7.6 in) more which is equivalent to 193 l/m² (4.74 US gal/ft²) or 1,930,000 l/ha (206,330 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/9 as much.
  • There are 308 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Tamale. In whichever way circa 0h 50' less per day or about 8/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.9° higher in Tamale than in Ouagadougou.
  • Relative humidity levels are 8.4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.4°C (4.3°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +0 (0) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) +0 (0) -2 (-4)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) +2 (+3) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) 0 (0) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +3 (+5) +0 (+1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +4 (+0) +10 (+0) +35 (+1) +72 (+3) +29 (+1) +24 (+1) -61 (-2) -82 (-3) +87 (+3) +59 (+2) +13 (+1) +3 (+0) +193 (+8)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) +2 (+6) +4 (+13) +4 (+13) +3 (+10) +2 (+6) +1 (+3) +9 (+30) +8 (+26) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0)   +35 (+10)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 21' -0h 29' -1h 00' -0h 42' -0h 30' -0h 58' -1h 46' -1h 13' -1h 44' -0h 50' +0h 02' -0h 30'   -0h 50'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 09' +0h 05' +0h 01' -0h 04' -0h 08' -0h 10' -0h 09' -0h 05' -0h 00' +0h 04' +0h 08' +0h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +2.9 +2.9 +2.9 -2 -2.9 -2.9 -2.9 -1.9 +2.8 +2.9 +2.9 +3   +0.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +0 +2 +11 +18 +14 +14 +4 +2 +9 +13 +9 +4   +8.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +2.3 (+4) +2.6 (+5) +6.1 (+11) +5.5 (+10) +2.1 (+4) +1.3 (+2) -0.8 (-1) -0.5 (-1) +0.9 (+2) +2.3 (+4) +3.5 (+6) +3.6 (+6) +2.4 (+4)

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