The summers are extremely hot with the highest ever recorded temperature at 136 f 58 c. The southern region of the sahara desert has a dry tropical climate wherein a stable continental air mass exists along with an unstable marine air mass.
About 1311 mm 51 6 inch of precipitation falls annually.
Sahara desert temperature and rainfall graph. The climate is tropical in ibadan. This climate is considered to be aw according to the köppen geiger climate classification. Deserts have extreme temperatures.
The discovery of 7 million year old dune deposits throughout northern chad in 2006. Rainfall in the sahara. That means that the desert only gets 10 percent of the rain that a rainforest gets.
The south of the sahara desert features hot semi arid climate köppen climate classification bsh receives most of the rainfall during summer. The average annual temperature is 26 5 c 79 8 f in ibadan. The average rainfall is about 3 inches per year.
The gap between the two of them are quite big emphasising the point of how cold it could be at morning and night but hot in the afternoon. When compared with winter the summers have much more rainfall. In fact the most important characteristic of a desert is that it receives very little rainfall.
Sahara desert receives extremely low precipitation less than 100mm 3 93 in per year and other higher desert mountains gets even lower precipitation around 50mm 1 97 in per year. Desert biomes are the driest of all the biomes. In the sahara desert precipitation falls between march and december with the maximum of rain falling in august and almost no rain during may and june.
Summer when the temperature ranges between 35 40 c and winter when the temperature. The annual rainfall in this region is about 5 inches with snow in higher regions. The average high temperature in summer is around 40 c 104 f and can even go up to 47 c 116 6 f over 3 months.
Sahara sahara climate. The rain can be. The climate is very dry with less than 250 mm of rainfall a year.
In the sahara desert the amount of precipitation per year nowhere near exceeds 130mm. 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 average temperature is about 31 5 c 88 7 f and in the higher elevations is about 5 c 41 f.
Most deserts receive less than 300 mm a year compared to rainforests which receive over 2 000 mm. Deserts have less than 250 mm of rainfall per year. During the day the temperature may reach 50 c when at night it may fall to below 0 c.
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. Hot deserts have two distinct seasons. The age of the sahara has been a matter of some dispute.
Even in this climate graph in the total of so many rainy days there is less than 130mm of cumulative rain. 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.