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Kumasi vs Timbuktu Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kumasi, Ghana and Timbuktu, Mali is approximately 1,128 km or 701 mi.
  • To reach Kumasi in this distance one would set out from Timbuktu bearing 172° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Kumasi bearing 172.3° or S .
  • Kumasi has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Timbuktu has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Kumasi is in or near the tropical dry forest biome whereas Timbuktu is in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 3.5 °C (6.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.5 °C (17.1°F) less in Kumasi. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1275.5 mm (50.2 in) more which is equivalent to 1275.5 l/m² (31.3 US gal/ft²) or 12,755,000 l/ha (1,363,594 US gal/ac) more. About 7 1/5 as much.
  • There are 1539 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Kumasi. In whichever way circa 4h 12' less per day or about 5/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.3° higher in Kumasi than in Timbuktu.
  • Relative humidity levels are 55.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 15°C (27°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (0) +-2 (-4) -6 (-11) -9 (-16) -12 (-22) -13 (-23) -10 (-18) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -6 (-11) +-1 (-2) -7 (-13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+6) +1 (+2) -1 (-2) -5 (-8) -8 (-14) -10 (-17) -7 (-13) -6 (-10) -7 (-12) -6 (-11) -2 (-3) +3 (+5) -4 (-6)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) 0 (0) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) +3 (+5) +6 (+11) +0 (+0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +20 (+1) +57 (+2) +139 (+5) +145 (+6) +180 (+7) +214 (+8) +71 (+3) -19 (-1) +142 (+6) +198 (+8) +99 (+4) +32 (+1) +1276 (+50)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1.5 (+5) +4.5 (+16) +10.5 (+34) +9.5 (+32) +13 (+42) +13 (+43) +5 (+16) +3 (+10) +13 (+43) +18 (+58) +10.5 (+35) +3.5 (+11)   +105 (+29)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -3h 17' -3h 04' -2h 56' -2h 56' -3h 30' -5h 02' -6h 23' -6h 44' -5h 52' -4h 38' -3h 14' -2h 48'   -4h 12'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 32' +0h 20' +0h 03' -0h 13' -0h 28' -0h 35' -0h 32' -0h 20' -0h 03' +0h 14' +0h 28' +0h 35'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +10 +9.9 +9.9 -0.4 -9.9 -10 -9.8 -0.6 +9.9 +9.9 +10 +10.1   +3.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +55 +56 +62 +66 +64 +56 +43 +31 +44 +64 +65 +60   +55.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +21.5 (+39) +21.5 (+39) +22.3 (+40) +21.7 (+39) +15.3 (+28) +7.8 (+14) +4.4 (+8) +1.9 (+3) +5.2 (+9) +15.3 (+28) +21.3 (+38) +21.9 (+39) +15 (+27)

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