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Tarfaya vs In Salah Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Tarfaya, Morocco and In Salah, Algeria is approximately 1,529 km or 950 mi.
  • To reach Tarfaya in this distance one would set out from In Salah bearing 276.5° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Tarfaya bearing 269.3° or W .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Both are in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 6.9 °C (12.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17.7 °C (31.9°F) less in Tarfaya. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 36.3 mm (1.4 in) more which is equivalent to 36.3 l/m (0.89 US gal/ft) or 363,000 l/ha (38,807 US gal/ac) more. About 3 1/5 as much.
  • There are 1073 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Tarfaya. In whichever way circa 2h 56' less per day or about 5/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.7° lower in Tarfaya than in In Salah.
  • Relative humidity levels are 57% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 14.7°C (26.4°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +-1 (-2) -5 (-9) -8 (-14) -12 (-22) -16 (-29) -20 (-36) -22 (-40) -21 (-38) -17 (-31) -11 (-20) -4 (-7) +0 (0) -11 (-21)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -7 (-13) -11 (-19) -16 (-28) -17 (-30) -16 (-28) -12 (-21) -6 (-12) -1 (-1) +3 (+5) -7 (-12)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +2 (+4) -2 (-4) -5 (-9) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -6 (-11) -1 (-2) +3 (+5) +7 (+13) -1 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +5 (+0) +2 (+0) +2 (+0) -1 (0) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +1 (+0) +0 (+0) +6 (+0) 0 (0) +15 (+1) +7 (+0) +36 (+1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +2 (+6) +1.5 (+5) +0.5 (+2) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2) 0 ( 0) +0.5 (+2) +0.5 (+2) +2.5 (+8) +1 (+3)   +9.5 (+3)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 07' -2h 24' -2h 36' -2h 02' -2h 52' -3h 10' -5h 21' -4h 11' -3h 12' -2h 13' -3h 18' -1h 42'   -2h 56'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 02' -0h 01' -0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 02' +0h 03' +0h 02' +0h 01' +0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 02' -0h 03'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -0.7 -0.6 -0.6 -0.7 -0.6 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7   -0.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +33 +48 +58 +58 +62 +67 +71 +71 +66 +61 +50 +39   +57
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +11.6 (+21) +14.7 (+26) +16.6 (+30) +14.9 (+27) +15.5 (+28) +13.4 (+24) +15.6 (+28) +15.5 (+28) +14.4 (+26) +15 (+27) +15.5 (+28) +13.5 (+24) +14.7 (+26)

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