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Mcmurdo Sound vs Norfolk Island Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica and Norfolk Island, Australia is approximately 5,428 km or 3,373 mi.
  • To reach Mcmurdo Sound in this distance one would set out from Norfolk Island bearing 180.4° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Mcmurdo Sound bearing 181.5° or S .
  • Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF) whereas Norfolk Island has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • The average temperature is 36.2 °C (65.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 18.3 °C (32.9°F) more in Mcmurdo Sound. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1101.6 mm (43.4 in) less which is equivalent to 1101.6 l/m² (27.04 US gal/ft²) or 11,016,000 l/ha (1,177,684 US gal/ac) less. About 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 48.6° lower in Mcmurdo Sound than in Norfolk Island.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Mcmurdo Sound relative to Norfolk Island. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Norfolk Island 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 (-56) -39 (-70) -41 (-74) -42 (-75) -40 (-72) -42 (-75) -43 (-78) -42 (-76) -37 (-66) -29 (-52) -24 (-43) -36 (-65)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -67 (-3) -66 (-3) -92 (-4) -120 (-5) -101 (-4) -132 (-5) -107 (-4) -102 (-4) -92 (-4) -65 (-3) -85 (-3) -74 (-3) -1102 (-43)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +10h 22' +9h 34' +1h 27' -6h 39' -10h 33' -10h 10' -10h 20' -9h 26' -1h 15' +6h 53' +10h 32' +10h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -48.5 -48.5 -48.7 -48.4 -48.7 -48.8 -48.7 -48.4 -48.7 -48.4 -48.3 -48.8   -48.6

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