Karima, Sudan

Karima is a town in Northern State in Sudan some 400 km from Khartoum on a loop of the Nile.

Karima
town
Karima
Location in Sudan
Coordinates: 18°33′N 31°51′E
CountrySudan
Admin. divisionNorthern
Elevation
255 m (837 ft)
Population
 (2012)
  Total13,981

Karima houses the Jebel Barkal Museum. The hill of Jebel Barkal is near Karima. Beside it are the ruins of Napata, a city-state of ancient Nubia on the west bank of the Nile River, including the temples of Amun and Mut.

The Shaigiya tribe lived around Karima and Korti, but suffered for their support of the British against the Mahdi.

The land around Karima is a center for cultivation of Barakawi dates.

Karima is a terminus of a branch narrow gauge railway of the Sudan Railways system.

Halfway between Karima and El-Kurru there is an area with a large number of petrified trees.[1]

Climate

Karima has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh).

Climate data for Karima, Sudan (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.3
(99.1)
41.6
(106.9)
45.5
(113.9)
46.6
(115.9)
48.0
(118.4)
48.1
(118.6)
47.5
(117.5)
46.6
(115.9)
46.6
(115.9)
44.7
(112.5)
40.8
(105.4)
37.5
(99.5)
48.1
(118.6)
Average high °C (°F) 28.0
(82.4)
30.5
(86.9)
34.7
(94.5)
38.8
(101.8)
42.0
(107.6)
43.4
(110.1)
41.9
(107.4)
41.4
(106.5)
42.1
(107.8)
39.2
(102.6)
33.2
(91.8)
29.4
(84.9)
37.0
(98.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 19.1
(66.4)
22.0
(71.6)
26.0
(78.8)
30.1
(86.2)
33.5
(92.3)
35.1
(95.2)
34.5
(94.1)
34.4
(93.9)
34.6
(94.3)
31.5
(88.7)
25.6
(78.1)
21.6
(70.9)
29.0
(84.2)
Average low °C (°F) 11.9
(53.4)
13.5
(56.3)
17.3
(63.1)
21.5
(70.7)
25.1
(77.2)
26.9
(80.4)
27.0
(80.6)
27.1
(80.8)
27.1
(80.8)
23.8
(74.8)
18.0
(64.4)
13.8
(56.8)
21.1
(70.0)
Record low °C (°F) 3.6
(38.5)
3.8
(38.8)
7.5
(45.5)
10.0
(50.0)
16.7
(62.1)
19.5
(67.1)
20.7
(69.3)
21.0
(69.8)
19.0
(66.2)
13.2
(55.8)
7.7
(45.9)
5.5
(41.9)
3.6
(38.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.00)
0.1
(0.00)
7.7
(0.30)
11.4
(0.45)
1.1
(0.04)
0.3
(0.01)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
20.7
(0.81)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 1.0 1.7 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.0 3.8
Average relative humidity (%) 30 23 19 17 16 17 24 29 22 23 29 33 23.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 316.2 296.8 325.5 324.0 328.6 312.0 322.4 300.7 282.0 319.3 303.0 288.3 3,718.8
Percent possible sunshine 91 92 86 86 84 79 79 79 76 87 94 93 86
Source: NOAA[2]

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