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Mcmurdo Sound vs Darfield Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica and Darfield, New Zealand is approximately 3,831 km or 2,381 mi.
  • To reach Mcmurdo Sound in this distance one would set out from Darfield bearing 182° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Mcmurdo Sound bearing 187° or S .
  • Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF) whereas Darfield has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The mean temperature is 28.9 °C (52°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.9 °C (23.2°F) more in Mcmurdo Sound. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 575.3 mm (22.6 in) less which is equivalent to 575.3 l/m² (14.12 US gal/ft²) or 5,753,000 l/ha (615,034 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 34.3° lower in Mcmurdo Sound than in Darfield.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-36) -26 (-46) -32 (-58) -33 (-60) -32 (-58) -29 (-52) -31 (-57) -35 (-62) -35 (-63) -31 (-56) -23 (-42) -19 (-35) -29 (-52)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -49 (-2) -26 (-1) -55 (-2) -47 (-2) -52 (-2) -30 (-1) -59 (-2) -69 (-3) -42 (-2) -47 (-2) -51 (-2) -49 (-2) -575 (-23)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +9h 10' +8h 50' +1h 20' -6h 09' -9h 29' -8h 49' -9h 07' -8h 42' -1h 08' +6h 22' +9h 27' +8h 49'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -34.3 -34.3 -34.3 -34 -34.3 -34.4 -34.3 -34 -34.3 -34.2 -34.2 -34.4   -34.3

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