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Ouagadougou vs Gao Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Gao, Mali is approximately 463 km or 288 mi.
  • To reach Ouagadougou in this distance one would set out from Gao bearing 200.1° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Ouagadougou bearing 199.8° or SSW .
  • Ouagadougou has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Gao has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Ouagadougou is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Gao is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 1.2 °C (2.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.3 °C (7.7°F) less in Ouagadougou. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 708.4 mm (27.9 in) more which is equivalent to 708.4 l/m² (17.39 US gal/ft²) or 7,084,000 l/ha (757,327 US gal/ac) more. About 4 3/4 as much.
  • There are 354 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Ouagadougou. In whichever way circa 0h 58' less per day or about 8/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.6° higher in Ouagadougou than in Gao.
  • Relative humidity levels are 16% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 7.3°C (13.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +-2 (-3) -5 (-8) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -4 (-8) +1 (+1) +4 (+7) -2 (-3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +0 (+0) -3 (-6) -5 (-9) -5 (-8) -5 (-8) -5 (-8) -3 (-6) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) -1 (-1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +0 (+0) +2 (+0) +13 (+1) +13 (+1) +77 (+3) +100 (+4) +146 (+6) +211 (+8) +116 (+5) +29 (+1) +1 (+0) 0 (0) +708 (+28)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -0.5 ( -2) +0.5 (+2) +1.5 (+5) +2.5 (+8) +5 (+16) +5 (+17) +2 (+6) +4 (+13) +3 (+10) +3 (+10) +1 (+3) +1 (+3)   +28 (+8)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 27' -0h 38' -0h 17' -1h 00' -1h 05' -0h 50' -1h 52' -2h 54' -2h 06' -0h 17' -0h 20' +0h 11'   -0h 58'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 12' +0h 08' +0h 01' -0h 05' -0h 11' -0h 14' -0h 13' -0h 08' -0h 01' +0h 05' +0h 11' +0h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +3.9 +3.9 +3.8 +3.8 -3.9 -3.9 -3.8 +3.5 +3.9 +3.9 +3.9 +3.9   +1.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +4 +8 +11 +18 +23 +22 +22 +15 +20 +24 +17 +8   +16
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +3.9 (+7) +9 (+16) +12.1 (+22) +14.4 (+26) +10.1 (+18) +4.8 (+9) +2.7 (+5) -0.1 (0) +2.2 (+4) +9.2 (+17) +12.5 (+23) +7.2 (+13) +7.3 (+13)

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