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Base Esperanza vs Durban Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Durban, South Africa is approximately 6,958 km or 4,324 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Durban bearing 210.3° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 282.7° or WNW .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Durban has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • The annual mean temperature is 26.3 °C (47.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.4 °C (6.1°F) more in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 101.6 mm (4 in) less which is equivalent to 101.6 l/m² (2.49 US gal/ft²) or 1,016,000 l/ha (108,617 US gal/ac) less. About 7/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 33.3° lower in Base Esperanza than in Durban.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-41) -25 (-45) -27 (-48) -29 (-53) -29 (-51) -27 (-49) -27 (-49) -28 (-50) -26 (-47) -24 (-42) -23 (-42) -22 (-40) -26 (-46)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-39) -24 (-43) -26 (-48) -29 (-52) -27 (-49) -26 (-47) -26 (-47) -27 (-48) -26 (-47) -24 (-44) -23 (-41) -21 (-38) -25 (-45)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -78 (-3) -48 (-2) -51 (-2) -14 (-1) -5 (0) +19 (+1) +15 (+1) +10 (+0) -11 (0) +47 (+2) +55 (+2) -43 (-2) -102 (-4)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +4h 58' +2h 46' +0h 29' -1h 51' -4h 13' -5h 52' -5h 04' -2h 46' -0h 24' +1h 55' +4h 17' +5h 52'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -33.2 -33.3 -33.5 -33.4 -33.3 -33.2 -33.3 -33.3 -33.2 -33 -33 -33.5   -33.3

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