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Nouakchott Climate & Temperature

  • Nouakchott, Mauritania is at 18°6'N, 15°57'W, 2 m (7 ft). See map.
  • Nouakchott has a subtropical desert / low-latitude arid hot climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BWh)
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Nouakchott is situated in or near the tropical desert biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 25.8 degrees Celsius (78.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8 °C (14.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Nouakchott Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 157 mm (6.2 inches) which is equivalent to 157 Litres/m² (3.85 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 3251 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Nouakchott you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Koumac, New Caledonia.

Nouakchott Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 29 (84) 30 (86) 33 (91) 33 (91) 35 (95) 34 (93) 32 (90) 32 (90) 34 (93) 35 (95) 33 (91) 29 (84) 32 (90)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 21 (70) 22 (72) 25 (76) 26 (78) 28 (82) 28 (82) 28 (82) 28 (82) 29 (84) 29 (83) 26 (78) 22 (71) 26 (78)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (55) 14 (57) 16 (61) 18 (64) 20 (68) 22 (72) 24 (75) 24 (75) 24 (75) 22 (72) 18 (64) 14 (57) 19 (66)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 1 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 18 (1) 81 (3) 38 (1) 10 (0) 5 (0) 1 (0) 157 (6)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 0.5 (2) 0.5 (2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.5 (2) 2 (6) 4 (13) 4 (13) 1 (3) 0.5 (2) 0.5 (2) 13.5 (4)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 7h 48' 8h 48' 9h 36' 10h 36' 10h 00' 9h 30' 8h 48' 8h 30' 8h 18' 8h 17' 8h 36' 8h 00' 8h 54'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 09' 11h 31' 12h 00' 12h 31' 12h 57' 13h 10' 13h 05' 12h 42' 12h 12' 11h 41' 11h 15' 11h 03' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 71 (29) 77 (23) 81 (19) 85 (15) 78 (22) 73 (27) 68 (32) 68 (32) 69 (31) 72 (28) 77 (23) 73 (27) 74 (26)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 52 61.2 72.2 83.8 87.7 84.7 87.2 83.9 72.4 60.9 51.8 48.5 70.5

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