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Mcmurdo Sound vs Ardmore Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica and Ardmore, New Zealand is approximately 4,556 km or 2,831 mi.
  • To reach Mcmurdo Sound in this distance one would set out from Ardmore bearing 182.7° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Mcmurdo Sound bearing 190.1° or S .
  • Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF) whereas Ardmore has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The average temperature is 31.6 °C (56.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.3 °C (27.5°F) more in Mcmurdo Sound. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1100.3 mm (43.3 in) less which is equivalent to 1100.3 l/m² (27 US gal/ft²) or 11,003,000 l/ha (1,176,294 US gal/ac) less. About 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 40.7° lower in Mcmurdo Sound than in Ardmore.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-39) -28 (-50) -35 (-63) -36 (-65) -36 (-64) -34 (-60) -35 (-64) -38 (-68) -38 (-68) -33 (-59) -25 (-45) -21 (-37) -32 (-57)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -70 (-3) -62 (-2) -78 (-3) -95 (-4) -95 (-4) -109 (-4) -122 (-5) -118 (-5) -102 (-4) -79 (-3) -82 (-3) -88 (-3) -1100 (-43)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +9h 46' +9h 12' +1h 23' -6h 24' -10h 01' -9h 30' -9h 44' -9h 04' -1h 11' +6h 37' +9h 59' +9h 30'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -40.7 -40.7 -40.7 -40.4 -40.8 -40.9 -40.8 -40.4 -40.7 -40.5 -40.5 -40.8   -40.7

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