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Mcmurdo Sound vs Kota Kinabalu Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia is approximately 9,805 km or 6,093 mi.
  • To reach Mcmurdo Sound in this distance one would set out from Kota Kinabalu bearing 170.6° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Mcmurdo Sound bearing 129.7° or SE .
  • Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF) whereas Kota Kinabalu has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The average annual temperature is 43.9 °C (79.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 22.3 °C (40.1°F) more in Mcmurdo Sound. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 2334.1 mm (91.9 in) less which is equivalent to 2334.1 l/m² (57.28 US gal/ft²) or 23,341,000 l/ha (2,495,308 US gal/ac) less. About 0 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 62.8° lower in Mcmurdo Sound than in Kota Kinabalu.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -29 (-52) -34 (-61) -44 (-79) -48 (-87) -51 (-91) -50 (-90) -53 (-95) -54 (-97) -53 (-95) -46 (-83) -36 (-65) -30 (-54) -44 (-79)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -113 (-4) -35 (-1) -46 (-2) -94 (-4) -205 (-8) -263 (-10) -238 (-9) -247 (-10) -275 (-11) -316 (-12) -286 (-11) -216 (-9) -2334 (-92)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +12h 18' +10h 47' +1h 41' -7h 29' -12h 16' -12h 20' -12h 18' -10h 39' -1h 26' +7h 45' +12h 16' +12h 20'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -31.9 -50.3 -71.9 -83.3 -83.7 -83.8 -83.7 -83.3 -73.1 -50.2 -32 -25   -62.8

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