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Base Orcadas vs Taumarunui Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Orcadas, Antarctica and Taumarunui, New Zealand is approximately 8,358 km or 5,194 mi.
  • To reach Base Orcadas in this distance one would set out from Taumarunui bearing 161° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Orcadas bearing 31.2° or NNE .
  • Base Orcadas has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Taumarunui has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The average temperature is 16.8 °C (30.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.7 °C (1.3°F) less in Base Orcadas. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 787.4 mm (31 in) less which is equivalent to 787.4 l/m² (19.32 US gal/ft²) or 7,874,000 l/ha (841,783 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 21.7° lower in Base Orcadas than in Taumarunui.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -17 (-31) -17 (-30) -16 (-28) -16 (-28) -16 (-30) -17 (-30) -17 (-31) -16 (-29) -16 (-29) -16 (-29) -17 (-30) -17 (-30)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -63 (-2) -8 (0) -19 (-1) -22 (-1) -70 (-3) -85 (-3) -97 (-4) -78 (-3) -92 (-4) -81 (-3) -82 (-3) -91 (-4) -787 (-31)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +3h 21' +1h 54' +0h 19' -1h 16' -2h 52' -3h 54' -3h 25' -1h 54' -0h 17' +1h 19' +2h 55' +3h 55'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -21.8 -21.9 -22.1 -22.1 -21.9 -21.7 -21.6 -21.6 -21.6 -21.5 -21.5 -21.8   -21.7

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