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Base Esperanza vs Punta Arenas Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Punta Arenas, Chile is approximately 1,406 km or 874 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Punta Arenas bearing 150.7° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 138.8° or SE .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Punta Arenas has a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc).
  • The annual average temperature is 11.7 °C (21.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2 °C (3.6°F) more in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 350.7 mm (13.8 in) more which is equivalent to 350.7 l/m² (8.61 US gal/ft²) or 3,507,000 l/ha (374,922 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 10.4° lower in Base Esperanza than in Punta Arenas.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-18) -11 (-19) -11 (-20) -13 (-24) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -9 (-17) -12 (-20)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -11 (-21) -15 (-27) -15 (-28) -15 (-27) -15 (-27) -15 (-26) -13 (-24) -10 (-19) -9 (-15) -8 (-15) -12 (-22)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +17 (+1) +37 (+1) +46 (+2) +23 (+1) +13 (+1) +19 (+1) +24 (+1) +42 (+2) +38 (+1) +28 (+1) +33 (+1) +30 (+1) +351 (+14)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +2h 36' +1h 21' +0h 13' -0h 53' -2h 09' -3h 10' -2h 39' -1h 21' -0h 11' +0h 55' +2h 11' +3h 11'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -10.3 -10.3 -10.4 -10.3 -10.3 -10.2 -10.4 -10.4 -10.4 -10.3 -10.4 -10.4   -10.4

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