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Tamanrasset vs Kandahar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Tamanrasset, Algeria and Kandahar, Afghanistan is approximately 5,983 km or 3,718 mi.
  • To reach Tamanrasset in this distance one would set out from Kandahar bearing 276.6° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Tamanrasset bearing 246.8° or WSW .
  • Tamanrasset has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Kandahar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh).
  • Tamanrasset is in or near the subtropical desert biome whereas Kandahar is in or near the warm temperate desert scrub biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 3.2 °C (5.8°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.7 °C (19.3°F) less in Tamanrasset. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 147.8 mm (5.8 in) less which is equivalent to 147.8 l/m² (3.63 US gal/ft²) or 1,478,000 l/ha (158,008 US gal/ac) less. About 2/9 as much.
  • There are 81 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Tamanrasset. In whichever way circa 0h 12' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 8.5° higher in Tamanrasset than in Kandahar.
  • Relative humidity levels are 15.3% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.4°C (6.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +9 (+16) +8 (+15) +4 (+8) +1 (+2) +-2 (-4) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -4 (-8) +-1 (-2) +2 (+3) +4 (+7) +6 (+10) +1 (+2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +4 (+8) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) -3 (-6) -1 (-2) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +7 (+12) +3 (+6)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +6 (+10) +4 (+7) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) -1 (-1) +2 (+4) +7 (+12) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +5 (+9) +4 (+7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -53 (-2) -41 (-2) -39 (-2) -17 (-1) +4 (+0) +4 (+0) +3 (+0) +5 (+0) +8 (+0) +1 (+0) -5 (0) -18 (-1) -148 (-6)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2 ( -6) -10 ( -35) -4 ( -13) -10 ( -33) +1 (+3) +2 (+7) +2 (+6) +2 (+6) +3 (+10) +2 (+6) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0)   -13 ( -4)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 25' +2h 52' +2h 19' +1h 32' -1h 23' -3h 02' -1h 21' -1h 50' -1h 28' -2h 05' -1h 02' +0h 34'   -0h 12'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 34' +0h 21' +0h 03' -0h 14' -0h 30' -0h 38' -0h 34' -0h 21' -0h 03' +0h 15' +0h 30' +0h 38'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +8.7 +8.8 +8.7 +8.7 +8.6 +7.3 +8.3 +8.6 +8.6 +8.5 +8.6 +8.7   +8.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -34 -37 -31 -22 -11 -3 -5 -3 +0 -1 -12 -25   -15.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -4.2 (-8) -6.1 (-11) -8.9 (-16) -8.7 (-16) -5.9 (-11) -2.9 (-5) -5.9 (-11) -2.8 (-5) +2.5 (+5) +3.6 (+6) +0.6 (+1) -2.5 (-5) -3.4 (-6)

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