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Mcmurdo Sound vs Adelaide, South Australia Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica and Adelaide, South Australia, Australia is approximately 4,958 km or 3,081 mi.
  • To reach Mcmurdo Sound in this distance one would set out from Adelaide, South Australia bearing 171.9° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Mcmurdo Sound bearing 146.6° or SSE .
  • Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF) whereas Adelaide, South Australia has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • The annual average temperature is 33.7 °C (60.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.7 °C (24.7°F) more in Mcmurdo Sound. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 234.5 mm (9.2 in) less which is equivalent to 234.5 l/m (5.76 US gal/ft) or 2,345,000 l/ha (250,696 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 42.7° lower in Mcmurdo Sound than in Adelaide, South Australia.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -25 (-44) -31 (-55) -37 (-67) -38 (-68) -37 (-67) -35 (-62) -37 (-66) -39 (-70) -39 (-70) -35 (-63) -28 (-50) -24 (-42) -34 (-61)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -3 (0) +9 (+0) -7 (0) -20 (-1) -36 (-1) -22 (-1) -50 (-2) -38 (-1) -31 (-1) -17 (-1) -11 (0) -11 (0) -235 (-9)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +9h 56' +9h 18' +1h 25' -6h 28' -10h 10' -9h 41' -9h 54' -9h 10' -1h 12' +6h 42' +10h 08' +9h 41'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -42.7 -42.7 -42.8 -42.5 -42.8 -42.9 -42.9 -42.5 -42.9 -42.6 -42.6 -42.9   -42.7

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