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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).
  • The average 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. Mcmurdo Sound Climate Graph
  • 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).

Mcmurdo Sound Climate Table

  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

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