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Base Orcadas vs Nantes Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Orcadas, Antarctica and Nantes, France is approximately 12,608 km or 7,835 mi.
  • To reach Base Orcadas in this distance one would set out from Nantes bearing 201.4° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Orcadas bearing 210.4° or SSW .
  • Base Orcadas has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Nantes has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The annual mean temperature is 15.5 °C (27.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.6 °C (6.5°F) less in Base Orcadas. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 126.3 mm (5 in) less which is equivalent to 126.3 l/m (3.1 US gal/ft) or 1,263,000 l/ha (135,023 US gal/ac) less. About 5/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 14.2° lower in Base Orcadas than in Nantes.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-10) -6 (-11) -11 (-20) -15 (-27) -22 (-39) -27 (-48) -29 (-53) -29 (-52) -23 (-41) -16 (-29) -10 (-17) -6 (-10) -16 (-30)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-8) -5 (-8) -8 (-15) -13 (-23) -20 (-35) -25 (-46) -28 (-51) -27 (-49) -22 (-40) -15 (-27) -9 (-17) -5 (-10) -15 (-27)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -6 (-10) -11 (-19) -18 (-32) -24 (-44) -28 (-50) -26 (-47) -21 (-39) -14 (-25) -8 (-15) -5 (-8) -14 (-25)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -43 (-2) +3 (+0) +4 (+0) +24 (+1) -1 (0) +7 (+0) -2 (0) +7 (+0) -14 (-1) -31 (-1) -42 (-2) -38 (-1) -126 (-5)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +8h 59' +5h 22' +0h 58' -3h 40' -7h 51' -10h 13' -9h 08' -5h 23' -0h 50' +3h 48' +7h 57' +10h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +26.1 +7.4 -14.3 -37.5 -54 -60.3 -54.3 -37.6 -14.8 +8 +26.3 +33.2   -14.2

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