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Mcmurdo Sound vs Wadi Halfa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica and Wadi Halfa, Sudan is approximately 13,360 km or 8,302 mi.
  • To reach Mcmurdo Sound in this distance one would set out from Wadi Halfa bearing 170.1° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Mcmurdo Sound bearing 49° or NE .
  • Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF) whereas Wadi Halfa has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The mean temperature is 43.6 °C (78.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.9 °C (14.2°F) more in Mcmurdo Sound. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 208.4 mm (8.2 in) more which is equivalent to 208.4 l/m² (5.11 US gal/ft²) or 2,084,000 l/ha (222,793 US gal/ac) more. About 59 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 56.2° lower in Mcmurdo Sound than in Wadi Halfa.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-35) -27 (-48) -40 (-72) -49 (-87) -55 (-99) -56 (-101) -59 (-105) -60 (-108) -58 (-104) -48 (-87) -32 (-58) -22 (-39) -44 (-78)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +16 (+1) +29 (+1) +15 (+1) +18 (+1) +20 (+1) +28 (+1) +16 (+1) +13 (+0) +10 (+0) +19 (+1) +12 (+0) +14 (+1) +208 (+8)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +13h 10' +11h 19' +1h 47' -7h 52' -13h 02' -13h 18' -13h 11' -11h 11' -1h 31' +8h 08' +13h 03' +13h 18'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -16.1 -34.7 -56.3 -79.3 -96.1 -99.6 -96.3 -79.8 -57.4 -34.4 -16.1 -9.2   -56.2

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