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Smara Climate & Temperature

  • Smara, Western Sahara is at 26°46'N, 11°31'W, 460 m (1509 ft). See map.
  • Smara has a subtropical desert / low-latitude arid hot climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BWh)
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Smara is situated in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 22.7 degrees Celsius (72.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15 °C (27°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Smara Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 138 mm (5.4 inches) which is equivalent to 138 Litres/m² (3.38 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Smara you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Norfolk Island, Australia where you would find a Humid subtropical climate.

Smara Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 23 (73) 25 (77) 28 (82) 31 (88) 31 (88) 33 (91) 37 (99) 39 (102) 37 (99) 33 (91) 27 (81) 24 (75) 31 (87)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 16 (60) 18 (64) 20 (67) 23 (73) 23 (73) 26 (78) 29 (84) 31 (87) 28 (82) 24 (75) 21 (70) 17 (63) 23 (73)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 8 (46) 10 (50) 11 (52) 14 (57) 14 (57) 18 (64) 21 (70) 22 (72) 18 (64) 15 (59) 15 (59) 10 (50) 15 (58)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 2 (0) 24 (1) 5 (0) 7 (0) 1 (0) 6 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0) 31 (1) 25 (1) 12 (0) 23 (1) 138 (5)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 0.5 (2) 3 (11) 1 (3) 1 (3) 0.5 (2) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0.5 (2) 3 (10) 1 (3) 2 (7) 3 (10) 16.5 (5)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 38' 11h 12' 11h 57' 12h 45' 13h 26' 13h 46' 13h 37' 13h 02' 12h 16' 11h 27' 10h 47' 10h 28' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 43.3 52.6 63.5 75.2 83.4 86.6 83.5 75.2 63.8 52.3 43.2 39.8 63.5

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