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Tamanrasset vs Timbuktu Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Tamanrasset, Algeria and Timbuktu, Mali is approximately 1,109 km or 689 mi.
  • To reach Tamanrasset in this distance one would set out from Timbuktu bearing 51.4° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Tamanrasset bearing 54.3° or NE .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Tamanrasset is in or near the subtropical desert biome whereas Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 7.4 °C (13.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.6 °C (6.5°F) more in Tamanrasset. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 165.7 mm (6.5 in) less which is equivalent to 165.7 l/m² (4.07 US gal/ft²) or 1,657,000 l/ha (177,144 US gal/ac) less. About 1/5 as much.
  • There are 56 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Tamanrasset. In whichever way circa 0h 09' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.9° lower in Tamanrasset than in Timbuktu.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 7.9°C (14.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-18) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -11 (-20) -7 (-13) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) -5 (-9) -11 (-20) -12 (-22) -10 (-18) -9 (-16)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-17) -11 (-19) -10 (-18) -9 (-17) -8 (-15) -6 (-10) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) -5 (-8) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -9 (-15) -7 (-13)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -6 (-11)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +1 (+0) +1 (+0) +2 (+0) +1 (+0) +2 (+0) -16 (-1) -49 (-2) -87 (-3) -23 (-1) +0 (+0) +2 (+0) +1 (+0) -166 (-7)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2) +0.5 (+2) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -7) -6 ( -19) -8 ( -26) -2 ( -7) +2 (+6) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2)   -16 ( -4)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 03' -0h 00' +0h 29' +0h 12' +0h 30' -0h 14' +0h 42' +1h 03' -0h 16' -1h 36' -1h 36' -1h 11'   -0h 09'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 21' -0h 13' -0h 02' +0h 09' +0h 18' +0h 23' +0h 21' +0h 13' +0h 02' -0h 09' -0h 18' -0h 23'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -6 -6 -6.1 -6.1 +0.9 +5.9 +1.2 -6 -6 -6 -6 -6   -3.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +1 +3 +2 +4 -1 -11 -24 -34 -19 +5 +9 +5   -5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -6.3 (-11) -6 (-11) -5.9 (-11) -4 (-7) -7.6 (-14) -11.2 (-20) -14.3 (-26) -15.3 (-28) -12.7 (-23) -4.9 (-9) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -7.9 (-14)

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