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Dakar vs Timbuktu Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Timbuktu, Mali is approximately 1,566 km or 973 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Timbuktu bearing 263.7° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 259.8° or W .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 4.8 °C (8.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6 °C (10.8°F) less in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 204.4 mm (8 in) more which is equivalent to 204.4 l/m² (5.02 US gal/ft²) or 2,044,000 l/ha (218,517 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • There are 388 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Dakar. In whichever way circa 1h 03' less per day or about 8/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1° higher in Dakar than in Timbuktu.
  • Relative humidity levels are 38.1% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10°C (18°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -10 (-18) -13 (-23) -16 (-29) -17 (-31) -13 (-23) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -8 (-14) +-4 (-7) -10 (-18)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -5 (-8) -7 (-13) -10 (-18) -12 (-21) -9 (-15) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -5 (-8) -2 (-3) +1 (+2) -5 (-9)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +1 (+2) -1 (-2) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) 0 (0) +1 (+2) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +0 (+0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +2 (+0) +1 (+0) -1 (0) -1 (0) -3 (0) -10 (0) +6 (+0) +72 (+3) +103 (+4) +34 (+1) +0 (+0) 0 (0) +204 (+8)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) -0.5 ( -2) 0 ( 0) -0.5 ( -2) -2 ( -7) +1 (+3) +5 (+16) +8 (+27) +4 (+13) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0)   +15 (+4)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 03' -0h 53' +0h 05' +0h 22' -0h 11' -0h 52' -2h 13' -2h 32' -2h 00' -1h 15' -1h 02' -1h 05'   -1h 03'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 06' +0h 04' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 06' -0h 07' -0h 06' -0h 04' -0h 00' +0h 03' +0h 06' +0h 07'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +2 +2 +2 +2 -2 -2 -1.9 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2   +1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +32 +41 +46 +52 +50 +38 +27 +19 +32 +49 +42 +30   +38.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +11.7 (+21) +12.7 (+23) +13 (+23) +13.3 (+24) +8.9 (+16) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +2.9 (+5) +5.2 (+9) +13.6 (+24) +16.1 (+29) +13.3 (+24) +10 (+18)

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