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Base Esperanza vs Rio Gallegos Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Rio Gallegos, Argentina is approximately 1,496 km or 930 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Rio Gallegos bearing 155.8° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 145.4° or SE .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Rio Gallegos has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • The annual mean temperature is 13.6 °C (24.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.1 °C (2°F) less in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 484.2 mm (19.1 in) more which is equivalent to 484.2 l/m² (11.88 US gal/ft²) or 4,842,000 l/ha (517,642 US gal/ac) more. About 3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11.7° lower in Base Esperanza than in Rio Gallegos.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -13 (-23) -14 (-24) -14 (-25) -15 (-27) -14 (-24) -12 (-22) -12 (-21) -14 (-24) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -14 (-23)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-17) -10 (-18) -12 (-21) -14 (-25) -14 (-24) -13 (-24) -13 (-23) -14 (-26) -12 (-22) -10 (-18) -10 (-17) -9 (-16) -12 (-21)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +23 (+1) +44 (+2) +57 (+2) +38 (+1) +31 (+1) +29 (+1) +35 (+1) +60 (+2) +51 (+2) +40 (+2) +43 (+2) +34 (+1) +484 (+19)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +2h 49' +1h 28' +0h 15' -0h 58' -2h 20' -3h 25' -2h 53' -1h 29' -0h 13' +1h 01' +2h 23' +3h 26'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -11.7 -11.7 -11.8 -11.7 -11.7 -11.6 -11.7 -11.7 -11.7 -11.7 -11.8 -11.8   -11.7

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