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Taif vs Basra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Taif, Saudi Arabia and Basra, Iraq is approximately 1,241 km or 771 mi.
  • To reach Taif in this distance one would set out from Basra bearing 217.2° or SW and follow the great circles arc to approach Taif bearing 214.1° or SW .
  • Both have a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Both are in or near the subtropical desert scrub biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 2 °C (3.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.3 °C (14.9°F) less in Taif. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 42 mm (1.7 in) less which is equivalent to 42 l/m² (1.03 US gal/ft²) or 420,000 l/ha (44,901 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 8.7° higher in Taif than in Basra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 19.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 8.1°C (14.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -4 (-7) -6 (-10) -5 (-10) -3 (-6) -4 (-7) -1 (-3) +1 (+3) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -20 (-1) -13 (-1) -9 (0) -22 (-1) +24 (+1) +5 (+0) +4 (+0) +6 (+0) +7 (+0) +10 (+0) -7 (0) -27 (-1) -42 (-2)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 35' +0h 21' +0h 03' -0h 15' -0h 31' -0h 39' -0h 35' -0h 21' -0h 03' +0h 15' +0h 31' +0h 39'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +9.1 +9 +9 +9.1 +8.9 +5.1 +8.4 +9.1 +9 +9 +9.1 +9.1   +8.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -21 -22 -20 -15 -17 -26 -23 -20 -18 -16 -14 -22   -19.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -1.7 (-3) -3.7 (-7) -4.9 (-9) -7 (-13) -10.1 (-18) -15.1 (-27) -14.6 (-26) -13 (-23) -10.4 (-19) -8.7 (-16) -4.7 (-8) -3.4 (-6) -8.1 (-15)

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