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Lake Hawea vs Mcmurdo Sound Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lake Hawea, New Zealand and Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica is approximately 3,699 km or 2,299 mi.
  • To reach Lake Hawea in this distance one would set out from Mcmurdo Sound bearing 3.4° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Lake Hawea bearing 1° or N .
  • Lake Hawea has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF).
  • The annual mean temperature is 27.8 °C (50°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11.9 °C (21.4°F) less in Lake Hawea. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 551.1 mm (21.7 in) more which is equivalent to 551.1 l/m² (13.53 US gal/ft²) or 5,511,000 l/ha (589,162 US gal/ac) more. About 3 3/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 33.1° higher in Lake Hawea than in Mcmurdo Sound.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Lake Hawea relative to Mcmurdo Sound. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Mcmurdo Sound vs Lake Hawea.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +19 (+35) +25 (+46) +32 (+57) +32 (+58) +31 (+55) +27 (+49) +30 (+53) +33 (+59) +34 (+61) +30 (+54) +23 (+41) +19 (+34) +28 (+50)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +46 (+2) +15 (+1) +57 (+2) +41 (+2) +47 (+2) +34 (+1) +48 (+2) +56 (+2) +64 (+3) +53 (+2) +44 (+2) +48 (+2) +551 (+22)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -9h 02' -8h 46' -1h 19' +6h 06' +9h 23' +8h 41' +9h 00' +8h 38' +1h 07' -6h 19' -9h 21' -8h 41'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +33.2 +33.1 +33.2 +32.9 +33.2 +33.3 +33.2 +32.8 +33.2 +33 +33.1 +33.2   +33.1

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