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Atar Climate & Temperature

  • Atar, Mauritania is at 20°31'N, 13°4'W, 226 m (741 ft). See map.
  • Atar has a subtropical desert / low-latitude arid hot climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BWh)
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Atar is situated in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 28 degrees Celsius (82.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.5 °C (26.1°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Atar Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 120 mm (4.7 inches) which is equivalent to 120 Litres/m² (2.94 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 3471 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 Atar you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Ouanaham, New Caledonia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Atar Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 28 (82) 30 (86) 33 (91) 35 (95) 39 (102) 42 (108) 42 (108) 41 (106) 40 (104) 37 (99) 33 (91) 27 (81) 36 (96)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 21 (69) 22 (72) 25 (76) 27 (81) 31 (88) 34 (93) 35 (94) 34 (93) 33 (91) 30 (86) 26 (78) 20 (68) 28 (82)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (55) 14 (57) 16 (61) 19 (66) 23 (73) 26 (79) 27 (81) 27 (81) 26 (79) 23 (73) 18 (64) 13 (55) 20 (69)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 4 (0) 4 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 2 (0) 8 (0) 31 (1) 36 (1) 20 (1) 7 (0) 6 (0) 120 (5)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 1 (3) 1 (4) 0.5 (2) 0.5 (2) 0.5 (2) 1 (3) 2 (6) 5 (16) 5 (17) 2 (6) 1 (3) 2 (6) 21.5 (6)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 8h 36' 9h 14' 10h 11' 10h 50' 10h 42' 10h 30' 10h 01' 9h 44' 8h 34' 8h 30' 8h 56' 8h 09' 9h 30'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 01' 11h 26' 11h 59' 12h 35' 13h 05' 13h 20' 13h 14' 12h 48' 12h 14' 11h 38' 11h 08' 10h 54' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 79 (21) 82 (18) 86 (14) 87 (13) 83 (17) 79 (21) 77 (23) 77 (23) 71 (29) 74 (26) 81 (19) 76 (24) 79 (21)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 49.6 58.8 69.7 81.4 89.2 87.1 88.5 81.5 70 58.5 49.4 46.1 69

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