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Nouakchott vs Tamale Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nouakchott, Mauritania and Tamale, Ghana is approximately 1,890 km or 1,175 mi.
  • To reach Nouakchott in this distance one would set out from Tamale bearing 302.3° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Nouakchott bearing 298.7° or WNW .
  • Nouakchott has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Tamale has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Nouakchott is in or near the tropical desert biome whereas Tamale is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 2.2 °C (3.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.5 °C (4.5°F) more in Nouakchott. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 933 mm (36.7 in) less which is equivalent to 933 l/m (22.9 US gal/ft) or 9,330,000 l/ha (997,439 US gal/ac) less. About 1/7 as much.
  • There are 528 more hours of sunlight per year in Nouakchott. In whichever way circa 1h 26' more per day or about 1 1/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.5° lower in Nouakchott than in Tamale.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.8°C (5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) 1 (+2) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) -2 (-4) -6 (-11) -1 (-2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -8 (-14) -7 (-12) -5 (-8) -2 (-3) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) -3 (-5) -6 (-11) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -7 (-13) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) 0 (0) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -3 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -4 (0) -12 (0) -48 (-2) -87 (-3) -111 (-4) -145 (-6) -124 (-5) -117 (-5) -193 (-8) -82 (-3) -9 (0) -3 (0) -933 (-37)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -0.5 ( -2) -0.5 ( -2) -4 ( -13) -7 ( -23) -10 ( -32) -11.5 ( -38) -11 ( -35) -11 ( -35) -15 ( -50) -11 ( -35) -1.5 ( -5) -0.5 ( -2)   -83.5 ( -23)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 46' +0h 23' +1h 32' +2h 58' +2h 00' +2h 26' +3h 15' +4h 01' +2h 56' -0h 07' -0h 50' -0h 30'   +1h 26'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 28' -0h 17' -0h 03' +0h 12' +0h 25' +0h 31' +0h 28' +0h 17' +0h 02' -0h 12' -0h 25' -0h 31'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -8.6 -8.6 -8.5 -3.7 +8.5 +8.7 +8.3 -3.4 -8.6 -8.6 -8.6 -8.7   -3.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +12 +9 -1 -14 -19 -15 -3 +0 -10 -16 -4 +7   -4.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +1.4 (+3) -1.7 (-3) -6.1 (-11) -9.5 (-17) -8.1 (-15) -3.4 (-6) +1.1 (+2) +2.4 (+4) +0.3 (+1) -3.8 (-7) -4.3 (-8) -1.9 (-3) -2.8 (-5)

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