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Tamanrasset vs Pituffik/ Thule Air Base Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Tamanrasset, Algeria and Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland is approximately 7,138 km or 4,435 mi.
  • To reach Tamanrasset in this distance one would set out from Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 99.9° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Tamanrasset bearing 165.6° or SSE .
  • Tamanrasset has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Pituffik/ Thule Air Base has a tundra climate (ET).
  • Tamanrasset is in or near the subtropical desert biome whereas Pituffik/ Thule Air Base is in or near the polar desert biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 32.9 °C (59.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.1 °C (23.6°F) less in Tamanrasset. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 81.2 mm (3.2 in) less which is equivalent to 81.2 l/m² (1.99 US gal/ft²) or 812,000 l/ha (86,808 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • There are 1713 more hours of sunlight per year in Tamanrasset. In whichever way circa 4h 42' more per day or about 2 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 53.4° higher in Tamanrasset than in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base.
  • Relative humidity levels are 43.8% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 15.3°C (27.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Tamanrasset relative to Pituffik/ Thule Air Base. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Pituffik/ Thule Air Base vs Tamanrasset.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +40 (+72) +44 (+78) +46 (+83) +42 (+75) +35 (+62) +31 (+55) +27 (+48) +28 (+50) +32 (+58) +36 (+64) +38 (+68) +39 (+70) +36 (+65)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +36 (+65) +40 (+71) +42 (+76) +39 (+71) +32 (+57) +27 (+49) +24 (+43) +24 (+44) +28 (+51) +32 (+58) +34 (+61) +36 (+64) +33 (+59)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +32 (+58) +36 (+66) +39 (+70) +35 (+63) +27 (+48) +23 (+41) +20 (+36) +20 (+37) +24 (+43) +29 (+52) +31 (+56) +31 (+56) +29 (+52)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -5 (0) -5 (0) -1 (0) -4 (0) -1 (0) -3 (0) -11 (0) -18 (-1) -10 (0) -9 (0) -8 (0) -6 (0) -81 (-3)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -3 ( -10) -5 ( -18) -4 ( -13) -3 ( -10) -4 ( -13) -2 ( -7) -4 ( -13) -4 ( -13) -3 ( -10) -4 ( -13) -6 ( -20) -5 ( -16)   -47 ( -13)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +9h 09' +9h 20' +6h 00' +0h 08' +0h 15' -0h 18' +1h 36' +2h 54' +4h 46' +6h 58' +7h 56' +7h 42'   +4h 42'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +10h 46' +9h 03' +1h 19' -5h 54' -10h 54' -10h 37' -10h 45' -8h 57' -1h 08' +6h 11' +10h 53' +10h 37'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +53.6 +53.3 +53.5 +53.6 +53.5 +52.3 +53.3 +53.7 +53.7 +53.3 +53.6 +53.7   +53.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -40 -41 -44 -43 -44 -49 -51 -50 -45 -41 -38 -40   -43.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +21.3 (+38) +23.3 (+42) +23.5 (+42) +19.8 (+36) +11.6 (+21) +6.9 (+12) +3.7 (+7) +5.2 (+9) +10.4 (+19) +16.9 (+30) +19.8 (+36) +21.4 (+39) +15.3 (+28)

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