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Mcmurdo Sound vs Abu Dhabi Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is approximately 13,170 km or 8,184 mi.
  • To reach Mcmurdo Sound in this distance one would set out from Abu Dhabi bearing 167.2° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Mcmurdo Sound bearing 73.7° or ENE .
  • Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF) whereas Abu Dhabi has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The mean temperature is 44 °C (79.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.1 °C (14.6°F) more in Mcmurdo Sound. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 124.1 mm (4.9 in) more which is equivalent to 124.1 l/m² (3.05 US gal/ft²) or 1,241,000 l/ha (132,671 US gal/ac) more. About 2 2/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 53.9° lower in Mcmurdo Sound than in Abu Dhabi.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Mcmurdo Sound relative to Abu Dhabi. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Abu Dhabi vs Mcmurdo Sound.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -21 (-37) -28 (-50) -39 (-71) -47 (-85) -54 (-97) -55 (-99) -60 (-108) -62 (-111) -58 (-104) -48 (-86) -34 (-61) -23 (-42) -44 (-79)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +12 (+0) -13 (-1) -10 (0) +11 (+0) +21 (+1) +28 (+1) +17 (+1) +13 (+1) +10 (+0) +20 (+1) +10 (+0) +5 (+0) +124 (+5)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +13h 19' +11h 25' +1h 48' -7h 56' -13h 10' -13h 29' -13h 21' -11h 17' -1h 32' +8h 12' +13h 11' +13h 29'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -13.5 -32.1 -53.7 -76.6 -93.6 -100.2 -94.1 -77.2 -54.8 -31.9 -13.5 -6.5   -53.9

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