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Base Esperanza vs Orkney Islands Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Orkney Islands, Uk is approximately 14,354 km or 8,920 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Orkney Islands bearing 207.9° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 212.6° or SSW .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The annual mean temperature is 13.9 °C (25.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.4 °C (4.3°F) more in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 221.6 mm (8.7 in) less which is equivalent to 221.6 l/m² (5.44 US gal/ft²) or 2,216,000 l/ha (236,905 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 5.1° lower in Base Esperanza than in Orkney Islands.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-6) -5 (-8) -8 (-15) -14 (-25) -19 (-33) -22 (-39) -24 (-43) -24 (-42) -19 (-33) -13 (-23) -8 (-15) -5 (-8) -14 (-24)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -9 (-17) -15 (-27) -19 (-35) -23 (-42) -25 (-45) -25 (-44) -20 (-36) -14 (-26) -10 (-17) -5 (-9) -15 (-26)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -49 (-2) -14 (-1) +11 (+0) +8 (+0) +8 (+0) +1 (+0) -17 (-1) -3 (0) -16 (-1) -57 (-2) -42 (-2) -53 (-2) -222 (-9)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +11h 55' +6h 57' +1h 14' -4h 43' -10h 19' -13h 45' -12h 08' -6h 58' -1h 04' +4h 53' +10h 28' +13h 46'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +35.2 +16.4 -5.2 -28.3 -44.8 -51.1 -45.2 -28.4 -5.6 +17.1 +35.4 +42.3   -5.1

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