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Base Orcadas vs Valdivia Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Orcadas, Antarctica and Valdivia, Chile is approximately 3,038 km or 1,888 mi.
  • To reach Base Orcadas in this distance one would set out from Valdivia bearing 149.4° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Orcadas bearing 127° or SE .
  • Base Orcadas has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Valdivia has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The average temperature is 16.1 °C (28.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.4 °C (2.5°F) more in Base Orcadas. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1826.8 mm (71.9 in) less which is equivalent to 1826.8 l/m² (44.83 US gal/ft²) or 18,268,000 l/ha (1,952,970 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 20.8° lower in Base Orcadas than in Valdivia.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-37) -20 (-36) -19 (-34) -17 (-31) -16 (-28) -16 (-28) -16 (-29) -17 (-30) -16 (-29) -17 (-30) -18 (-32) -19 (-33) -17 (-31)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -16 (-29) -16 (-29) -15 (-27) -15 (-27) -16 (-28) -17 (-30) -17 (-31) -17 (-31) -15 (-27) -15 (-27) -15 (-27) -15 (-28) -16 (-28)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-21) -12 (-21) -11 (-19) -13 (-23) -16 (-28) -18 (-33) -19 (-34) -18 (-32) -14 (-26) -13 (-23) -11 (-21) -12 (-21) -14 (-25)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -21 (-1) +4 (+0) -42 (-2) -139 (-5) -314 (-12) -362 (-14) -329 (-13) -249 (-10) -166 (-7) -71 (-3) -77 (-3) -61 (-2) -1827 (-72)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +3h 16' +1h 51' +0h 19' -1h 14' -2h 48' -3h 49' -3h 20' -1h 51' -0h 16' +1h 17' +2h 50' +3h 49'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -20.8 -20.8 -20.9 -20.9 -20.9 -20.8 -20.8 -20.9 -20.9 -20.8 -20.8 -20.9   -20.8

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