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Tamanrasset vs Massawa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Tamanrasset, Algeria and Massawa, Eritrea is approximately 3,651 km or 2,269 mi.
  • To reach Tamanrasset in this distance one would set out from Massawa bearing 288° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Tamanrasset bearing 276.5° or W .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Tamanrasset is in or near the subtropical desert biome whereas Massawa is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 7.3 °C (13.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.1 °C (11°F) more in Tamanrasset. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 140.5 mm (5.5 in) less which is equivalent to 140.5 l/m² (3.45 US gal/ft²) or 1,405,000 l/ha (150,204 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.5° lower in Tamanrasset than in Massawa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 43.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 22.3°C (40.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-15) -6 (-12) -6 (-10) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -7 (-12) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -7 (-12) -8 (-15) -10 (-17) -7 (-12)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-21) -9 (-17) -8 (-14) -6 (-10) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -7 (-13)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-25) -11 (-20) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -6 (-10) -4 (-7) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -10 (-18) -14 (-25) -8 (-15)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -34 (-1) -21 (-1) -8 (0) -2 (0) -1 (0) +4 (+0) -3 (0) -2 (0) +6 (+0) -19 (-1) -22 (-1) -38 (-1) -141 (-6)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -5 ( -16) -4 ( -14) -3 ( -10) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) +2 (+7) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) +1 (+3) -2 ( -7) -3 ( -10)   -9 ( -2)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 24' -0h 15' -0h 02' +0h 10' +0h 22' +0h 27' +0h 25' +0h 15' +0h 02' -0h 11' -0h 22' -0h 27'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -7.1 -7.1 -7.2 -7.2 +2 +7 +2.3 -7.2 -7.2 -7.2 -7.2 -7.2   -4.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -52.3 -53.3 -54.3 -51.5 -46 -33.8 -33 -33.6 -36.8 -38.6 -41.1 -47.5   -43.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -26.3 (-47) -25.4 (-46) -26 (-47) -24.2 (-44) -22 (-40) -18.7 (-34) -19.8 (-36) -19.3 (-35) -19.3 (-35) -19.6 (-35) -22.1 (-40) -24.5 (-44) -22.3 (-40)

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