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Tamale vs Timbuktu Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Tamale, Ghana and Timbuktu, Mali is approximately 849 km or 528 mi.
  • To reach Tamale in this distance one would set out from Timbuktu bearing 164° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Tamale bearing 164.4° or SSE .
  • Tamale has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Tamale is in or near the tropical dry forest biome whereas Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The mean temperature is 1.2 °C (2.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7 °C (12.6°F) less in Tamale. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 881.5 mm (34.7 in) more which is equivalent to 881.5 l/m² (21.63 US gal/ft²) or 8,815,000 l/ha (942,382 US gal/ac) more. About 5 2/7 as much.
  • There are 716 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Tamale. In whichever way circa 1h 57' less per day or about 4/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.8° higher in Tamale than in Timbuktu.
  • Relative humidity levels are 19.1% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.7°C (12.1°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) +-1 (-2) -6 (-11) -9 (-16) -11 (-20) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) +-2 (-4) +4 (+7) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+10) +5 (+8) +3 (+5) -2 (-3) -6 (-10) -8 (-14) -6 (-10) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -5 (-8) +1 (+2) +5 (+9) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +3 (+5) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +2 (+3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +4 (+0) +12 (+0) +48 (+2) +87 (+3) +108 (+4) +126 (+5) +88 (+3) +105 (+4) +200 (+8) +89 (+4) +14 (+1) +3 (+0) +882 (+35)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2) +3.5 (+11) +6.5 (+22) +9 (+29) +8 (+27) +5 (+16) +5 (+16) +14 (+47) +11 (+35) +1.5 (+5) +0.5 (+2)   +65 (+18)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 30' -1h 05' -1h 34' -2h 06' -1h 48' -2h 22' -4h 01' -4h 32' -3h 54' -1h 01' -0h 06' -0h 23'   -1h 57'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 23' +0h 14' +0h 02' -0h 10' -0h 21' -0h 26' -0h 24' -0h 14' -0h 02' +0h 10' +0h 21' +0h 26'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +7.3 +7.2 +7.2 +2.3 -7.2 -7.3 -7.1 +2.1 +7.2 +7.3 +7.3 +7.4   +2.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -4 +2 +14 +31 +34 +32 +22 +13 +26 +34 +20 +5   +19.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +1.9 (+3) +5.1 (+9) +11.2 (+20) +15.3 (+28) +10.5 (+19) +4.5 (+8) +1.4 (+3) -0.4 (-1) +2.9 (+5) +9.9 (+18) +11.4 (+21) +7.1 (+13) +6.7 (+12)

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