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Base Orcadas vs Milford Sound Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Orcadas, Antarctica and Milford Sound, New Zealand is approximately 7,930 km or 4,928 mi.
  • To reach Base Orcadas in this distance one would set out from Milford Sound bearing 163.8° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Orcadas bearing 23.9° or NNE .
  • Base Orcadas has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Milford Sound has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The annual average temperature is 14.2 °C (25.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1 °C (1.8°F) more in Base Orcadas. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 5839.6 mm (229.9 in) less which is equivalent to 5839.6 l/m² (143.32 US gal/ft²) or 58,396,000 l/ha (6,242,920 US gal/ac) less. About 1/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16° lower in Base Orcadas than in Milford Sound.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Base Orcadas relative to Milford Sound. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Milford Sound vs Base Orcadas.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-25) -14 (-25) -14 (-24) -14 (-24) -14 (-25) -14 (-25) -15 (-27) -16 (-28) -14 (-25) -13 (-24) -13 (-23) -14 (-24) -14 (-25)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -608 (-24) -399 (-16) -597 (-23) -489 (-19) -493 (-19) -353 (-14) -339 (-13) -357 (-14) -516 (-20) -591 (-23) -504 (-20) -596 (-23) -5840 (-230)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +2h 47' +1h 33' +0h 16' -1h 02' -2h 22' -3h 16' -2h 50' -1h 33' -0h 14' +1h 05' +2h 24' +3h 16'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -16.1 -16.2 -16.3 -16.3 -16.1 -15.9 -15.8 -15.9 -15.8 -15.8 -15.8 -16.1   -16

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