The climate of the sahara desert has remained quite consistent for the past 2000 years. All year january february march april may june july august september october november december.
It is one of the harshest climates in the world.
Sahara desert temperature and rainfall graph 2019. Summer heat is intense reaching temperatures as high as 130 f 55 c in places. Even in this climate graph in the total of so many rainy days there is less than 130mm of cumulative rain. Climate seasons and average monthly temperature indeed the extreme aridity of the sahara is not only explained by the subtropical high pressure.
Desert biomes are the driest of all the biomes. Most of the central sahara receives almost zero rain being unaffected by the southerly or the northerly atmospheric variance. That means that the desert only gets 10 percent of the rain that a rainforest gets.
Powered by create your own unique website with customizable templates. Then as continued rainfall occurred from 10 500 years till 7000 years ago the sahara desert became inhabited by animals and humans. The southern fringes of the desert bordering the sahel receive summer clouds and here minimal average annual rainfall ranges from 4 inches to 10 inches due to the arrival of the intertropical convergence zone itcz.
Based on weather reports collected during 2005 2015. Sahara sahara climate. Coastal regions and some highlands however are subject to high summer humidity.
Salah in algeria which is part of sahara desert also records high temperatures during june july august and september of 110 8 f 115 5 f 113 9 f and 107 4 f respectively. The sahara desert climatic cycle shows records of 10 500 years ago and bring forth the fact that there was no human occupation in the sahara. It is the world s largest hot desert and one of the driest places on the planet.
Most deserts receive less than 300 mm a year compared to rainforests which receive over 2 000 mm. The highest recorded temperature in the sahara desert is 116 6 f in the algerian desert having an elevation of 1 240 feet above sea level. The age of the sahara has been a matter of some dispute.
In the interior the heat is dry. Several studies of the rocks in the region indicate that the sahara became established as a climatic desert approximately 2 3 million years ago an interval that spanned from the late pliocene to the early pleistocene epoch. Some parts of the sahara get less than 2 centimetres of rainfall each year 0 79 inches.
Asyut airport is 89 miles from arabian desert so the actual climate in arabian desert can vary a bit. Although much of the desert lies north of the tropic of cancer it usually is considered a tropical desert. The zone includes agadez in niger and timbuktu in mali.
The discovery of 7 million year old dune deposits throughout northern chad in 2006. In fact the most important characteristic of a desert is that it receives very little rainfall. The arabian desert spreads across 22 of latitude from 12 to 34 north.
In the sahara desert the amount of precipitation per year nowhere near exceeds 130mm.