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Macquarie Island, Australia
2614.3 kms (1624.5 miles) NNW
Davis, Antarctica
2696.1 kms (1675.4 miles) WSW
Byrd, Antarctica
1484.9 kms (922.7 miles) SE
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Mcmurdo Sound Climate & Temperature

  • Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica is at 7750'S, 16639'E, 24 m (79 ft). See map.
  • Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate with perennial ice and no true summer (Kppen-Geiger classification: EF).
Mcmurdo Sound Climate Graph
  • The mean annual temperature is -17.3 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 24.6 °C (44.3°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 213 mm (8.4 inches) which is equivalent to 213 Litres/m (5.22 Gallons/ft).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Mcmurdo Sound you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Danmarkshavn, Greenland where you would find a Tundra climate (Polar desert biome).

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -26 (-14) -27 (-17) -26 (-14) -19 (-3) -10 (15) -4 (26) -3 (27) -9 (16) -17 (1) -21 (-6) -23 (-10) -23 (-9) -17 (1)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 17 (1) 13 (1) 10 (0) 20 (1) 12 (0) 14 (1) 16 (1) 29 (1) 15 (1) 18 (1) 21 (1) 28 (1) 213 (8)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 0h 50' 2h 22' 11h 25' 20h 27' 0h 50' 0h 50' 0h 50' 23h 25' 14h 29' 5h 28' 0h 50' 0h 50'   12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). -8.3 0.4 11.4 22.8 32 35.6 32.1 22.8 12.1 0.8 -7.9 -11.3   11.9

Macquarie Island, Australia
2614.3 kms (1624.5 miles) NNW
Davis, Antarctica
2696.1 kms (1675.4 miles) WSW
Byrd, Antarctica
1484.9 kms (922.7 miles) SE

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