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Ouagadougou vs Timbuktu Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Timbuktu, Mali is approximately 517 km or 321 mi.
  • To reach Ouagadougou in this distance one would set out from Timbuktu bearing 161.6° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Ouagadougou bearing 162° or SSE .
  • Ouagadougou has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Ouagadougou is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 0.4 °C (0.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.5 °C (8.1°F) less in Ouagadougou. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 688.5 mm (27.1 in) more which is equivalent to 688.5 l/m² (16.9 US gal/ft²) or 6,885,000 l/ha (736,052 US gal/ac) more. About 4 1/3 as much.
  • There are 408 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Ouagadougou. In whichever way circa 1h 06' less per day or about 7/8 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.9° higher in Ouagadougou than in Timbuktu.
  • Relative humidity levels are 10.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.3°C (7.8°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +-2 (-4) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) +-1 (-2) +4 (+7) -2 (-4)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +4 (+6) +1 (+2) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -4 (-6) -3 (-5) -4 (-6) -3 (-5) +2 (+3) +4 (+6) 0 (-1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) 0 (0) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +1 (+2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -1 (0) +2 (+0) +13 (+0) +15 (+1) +79 (+3) +102 (+4) +149 (+6) +187 (+7) +113 (+4) +30 (+1) +1 (+0) -1 (0) +689 (+27)
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) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) +5 (+17) +3 (+10) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2)   +30 (+8)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 09' -0h 36' -0h 34' -1h 24' -1h 17' -1h 24' -2h 15' -3h 19' -2h 10' -0h 11' -0h 08' +0h 07'   -1h 06'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 14' +0h 09' +0h 01' -0h 06' -0h 12' -0h 16' -0h 14' -0h 09' -0h 01' +0h 06' +0h 13' +0h 16'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +4.4 +4.3 +4.3 +4.3 -4.3 -4.4 -4.2 +4 +4.4 +4.4 +4.4 +4.4   +1.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -4 +0 +3 +13 +20 +18 +18 +11 +17 +21 +11 +1   +10.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -0.4 (-1) +2.5 (+5) +5.1 (+9) +9.8 (+18) +8.4 (+15) +3.2 (+6) +2.2 (+4) +0.1 (+0) +2 (+4) +7.6 (+14) +7.9 (+14) +3.5 (+6) +4.3 (+8)

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