Sinkat, Sudan

Sinkat is a small town in eastern Sudan.

It is the main city of the district of the same name and, in some respects, the "capital" of the Hadendowa.

TransportEdit

It is served by a station on the mainline of the Sudan railway network.

ClimateEdit

Sinkat has a very warm desert climate (Köppen BWh) with very hot summers and pleasantly warm winters. Rainfall is minimal except for July - August, when easterly winds bring 62 millimetres of rain. Sinkat has some, though very sparse, erratic, and negligible rain in nearly every month of the year. This town lies some 900 metres above sea level and thus is on average 5 degrees colder than nearby port town of Suakin.

Climate data for Sinkat
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 23.7
(74.7)
24.6
(76.3)
27.8
(82.0)
31.3
(88.3)
35.6
(96.1)
37.9
(100.2)
36.3
(97.3)
35.8
(96.4)
36.5
(97.7)
31.9
(89.4)
25.8
(78.4)
24.9
(76.8)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 13.7
(56.7)
13.2
(55.8)
14.2
(57.6)
17.1
(62.8)
20.1
(68.2)
22.4
(72.3)
23.8
(74.8)
23.5
(74.3)
22.1
(71.8)
18.9
(66.0)
18.4
(65.1)
15.7
(60.3)
18.6
(65.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5
(0.2)
1
(0.0)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
8
(0.3)
3
(0.1)
25
(1.0)
37
(1.5)
9
(0.4)
8
(0.3)
6
(0.2)
4
(0.2)
109
(4.3)
Source: Climate-Data.ORG[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sinkat, Sudan". Retrieved July 26, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 18°50′14″N 36°49′58″E / 18.83722°N 36.83278°E / 18.83722; 36.83278