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Climate in Shamal Kurdufan
(Sudan)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 2 measuring stations in Shamal Kurdufan.
Weather stations at an altitude above 570m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Shamal Kurdufan is one of the coldest regions in Sudan with an average daily high temperature of only 35 degrees centigrade. It is yearlong warm or hot.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Shamal Kurdufan
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 10 hours per day, November is the sunniest month in country part Shamal Kurdufan. In August the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Shamal Kurdufan
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 11 rainy days, August offers the most number of rainy days, and in December the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Shamal Kurdufan
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at 2 mm/day, 2 liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0 mm, the least rain falls in December. August, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Shamal Kurdufan
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 17% humidity on average, it is quite dry in March. The highest value of 70% is experienced here in August.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Shamal Kurdufan
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is reached in 4 months in Shamal Kurdufan, although these are average values, and a month is rarely completely or not at all considered humid.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Shamal Kurdufan
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Shamal Kurdufan

Most important cities in the country part »Shamal Kurdufan«

Alone 2 cities with over 100,000 inhabitants are located here. The country part has a west-east extension of about 300 km and over 150 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo-Position
El Obeid393,31113° 11' 3"N30° 13' 0"E
An Nuhud108,00812° 41' 60"N28° 25' 60"E
Umm Ruwaba55,74212° 54' 22"N31° 12' 57"E
Ar Rahad26,27312° 43' 0"N30° 38' 60"E
Barah16,96913° 41' 60"N30° 22' 0"E
Abu Zabad15,30412° 20' 60"N29° 15' 0"E


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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