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Mcmurdo Sound vs Mackay Mo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica and Mackay Mo, Australia is approximately 6,377 km or 3,963 mi.
  • To reach Mcmurdo Sound in this distance one would set out from Mackay Mo bearing 175.7° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Mcmurdo Sound bearing 160.6° or SSE .
  • Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF) whereas Mackay Mo has a humid subtropical climate with dry winters (Cwa).
  • The mean temperature is 39.8 °C (71.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.9 °C (26.8°F) more in Mcmurdo Sound. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1420.3 mm (55.9 in) less which is equivalent to 1420.3 l/m² (34.86 US gal/ft²) or 14,203,000 l/ha (1,518,395 US gal/ac) less. About 1/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 55.8° lower in Mcmurdo Sound than in Mackay Mo.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -29 (-53) -35 (-63) -43 (-77) -44 (-80) -44 (-79) -41 (-73) -43 (-77) -46 (-82) -46 (-83) -43 (-77) -35 (-63) -30 (-54) -40 (-72)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -253 (-10) -273 (-11) -297 (-12) -136 (-5) -94 (-4) -36 (-1) -31 (-1) -16 (-1) -5 (0) -19 (-1) -76 (-3) -183 (-7) -1420 (-56)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +10h 52' +9h 53' +1h 31' -6h 52' -10h 59' -10h 44' -10h 51' -9h 45' -1h 18' +7h 06' +10h 59' +10h 44'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -55 -56.2 -56.6 -56.3 -56.6 -56.8 -56.7 -56.3 -56.6 -56.1 -54.4 -52   -55.8

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