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Base Esperanza vs Locarno Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Locarno, Switzerland is approximately 13,476 km or 8,374 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Locarno bearing 208.5° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 227.6° or SW .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Locarno has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • The annual mean temperature is 18.4 °C (33.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.1 °C (14.6°F) less in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1113.6 mm (43.8 in) less which is equivalent to 1113.6 l/m² (27.33 US gal/ft²) or 11,136,000 l/ha (1,190,512 US gal/ac) less. About 2/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 17.8° lower in Base Esperanza than in Locarno.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -11 (-20) -19 (-35) -26 (-46) -31 (-56) -33 (-60) -32 (-58) -26 (-47) -17 (-30) -10 (-17) -4 (-6) -18 (-32)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -11 (-21) -20 (-36) -26 (-48) -32 (-58) -34 (-61) -33 (-59) -27 (-49) -17 (-31) -11 (-19) -4 (-7) -19 (-34)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +0 (+0) +2 (+0) -18 (-1) -94 (-4) -162 (-6) -151 (-6) -153 (-6) -153 (-6) -133 (-5) -129 (-5) -87 (-3) -38 (-1) -1114 (-44)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +9h 47' +5h 45' +1h 01' -3h 55' -8h 29' -11h 16' -9h 58' -5h 46' -0h 53' +4h 03' +8h 36' +11h 17'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +22.4 +3.7 -17.9 -41.1 -57.6 -63.9 -57.9 -41.2 -18.4 +4.4 +22.7 +29.6   -17.8

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