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Base Orcadas Climate & Temperature

  • Base Orcadas, Antarctica is at 60°44'S, 44°44'W, 8 m (26 ft). See map.
  • Base Orcadas has a polar tundra climate with no true summer (Köppen-Geiger classification: ET).
  • The annual average temperature is -3.8 degrees Celsius (25.2 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.4 °C (18.7°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Base Orcadas Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 662.2 mm (26.1 inches) which is equivalent to 662.2 Litres/m² (16.24 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Base Orcadas you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Ust-Maja, Russia (Boreal moist forest biome).

Base Orcadas Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (22) -5 (23) -2 (28) 0 (32) 2 (35) 2 (36) 3 (37) 3 (37) 2 (36) 0 (32) -3 (28) -5 (24) -1 (31)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (15) -9 (17) -6 (22) -3 (26) -1 (30) 0 (32) 1 (33) 1 (34) 0 (32) -2 (28) -6 (22) -8 (17) -4 (26)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (7) -13 (9) -9 (15) -6 (21) -3 (26) -2 (29) -1 (30) -1 (31) -2 (29) -5 (24) -9 (17) -12 (10) -6 (21)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 45 (2) 52 (2) 48 (2) 48 (2) 45 (2) 46 (2) 44 (2) 74 (3) 73 (3) 73 (3) 63 (2) 52 (2) 662 (26)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 6h 32' 8h 59' 11h 51' 14h 46' 17h 26' 18h 58' 18h 07' 15h 45' 12h 59' 10h 04' 7h 23' 5h 47' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 9 17.3 28.7 40 49.2 52.7 49.1 39.7 28.9 17.3 9.1 6 29

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