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Dakhla Climate & Temperature

  • Dakhla, Western Sahara is at 23°42'N, 15°52'W, 10 m (33 ft). See map.
  • Dakhla has a subtropical desert / low-latitude arid hot climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BWh)
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Dakhla is situated in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 20.4 degrees Celsius (68.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.5 °C (9.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic. Dakhla Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 33 mm (1.3 inches) which is equivalent to 33 Litres/m² (0.81 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 3117 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 Dakhla you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Tontouta, New Caledonia.

Dakhla Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 22 (72) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 24 (75) 25 (77) 25 (77) 26 (79) 27 (81) 26 (79) 25 (77) 22 (72) 24 (76)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 18 (64) 19 (65) 19 (66) 20 (67) 20 (68) 21 (70) 22 (71) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 21 (70) 19 (65) 20 (69)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (55) 14 (57) 15 (59) 16 (61) 16 (61) 17 (63) 18 (64) 19 (66) 19 (66) 19 (66) 17 (63) 15 (59) 17 (62)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 2 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0) 10 (0) 2 (0) 3 (0) 10 (0) 33 (1)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 2 (6) 1 (4) 1 (3) 1 (3) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (6) 3 (10) 2 (6) 2 (7) 2 (6) 17 (5)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 8h 23' 8h 23' 9h 17' 9h 18' 9h 23' 9h 12' 8h 21' 8h 03' 8h 28' 8h 13' 8h 02' 7h 19' 8h 32'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 50' 11h 19' 11h 58' 12h 40' 13h 16' 13h 33' 13h 25' 12h 55' 12h 15' 11h 33' 10h 58' 10h 41' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 78 (22) 75 (25) 78 (22) 74 (26) 71 (29) 68 (32) 63 (37) 63 (37) 70 (30) 72 (28) 74 (26) 69 (31) 71 (29)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 46.4 55.7 66.6 78.2 86.4 89.5 86.4 78.3 66.9 55.3 46.2 42.9 66.5

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