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Puttalam vs Nouakchott Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puttalam, Sri Lanka and Nouakchott, Mauritania is approximately 10,335 km or 6,423 mi.
  • To reach Puttalam in this distance one would set out from Nouakchott bearing 80.6° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Puttalam bearing 108.7° or ESE .
  • Puttalam has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry summers (As) whereas Nouakchott has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Puttalam is in or near the tropical dry forest biome whereas Nouakchott is in or near the tropical desert biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 2 °C (3.6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.8 °C (8.6°F) less in Puttalam. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1038 mm (40.9 in) more which is equivalent to 1038 l/m² (25.47 US gal/ft²) or 10,380,000 l/ha (1,109,691 US gal/ac) more. About 7 5/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.8° higher in Puttalam than in Nouakchott.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +-3 (-5) +-3 (-5) +-1 (-1) +-1 (-1) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) +-3 (-5) +1 (+2) +-1 (-2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +4 (+6) +3 (+6) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) +1 (+2) +5 (+8) +2 (+4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +6 (+10) +4 (+8) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +5 (+9) +8 (+15) +5 (+9)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +55 (+2) +40 (+2) +66 (+3) +175 (+7) +94 (+4) +41 (+2) -2 (0) -65 (-3) +26 (+1) +228 (+9) +244 (+10) +138 (+5) +1038 (+41)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 32' +0h 20' +0h 03' -0h 14' -0h 28' -0h 36' -0h 33' -0h 20' -0h 03' +0h 14' +0h 29' +0h 36'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +9.9 +9.9 +9.8 +2.4 -9.9 -10.1 -9.7 +1.9 +10.1 +10 +10.1 +10   +3.8

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