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Orkney Islands vs Base Antartica B. O’Hig Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Base Antartica B. O’Hig, Antarctica is approximately 14,339 km or 8,910 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Base Antartica B. O’Hig bearing 32.3° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 27.8° or NNE .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Base Antartica B. O’Hig has a tundra climate (ET).
  • The average temperature is 12 °C (21.6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0 °C (0°F) more in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 177.5 mm (7 in) more which is equivalent to 177.5 l/m (4.36 US gal/ft) or 1,775,000 l/ha (189,759 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 5° higher in Orkney Islands than in Base Antartica B. O’Hig.
  • Relative humidity levels are 0.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 11.3°C (20.4°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+6) +4 (+7) +6 (+12) +11 (+19) +15 (+28) +19 (+34) +22 (+39) +21 (+39) +17 (+31) +13 (+23) +8 (+15) +5 (+9) +12 (+22)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +76 (+3) +15 (+1) -9 (0) -27 (-1) -21 (-1) -5 (0) +6 (+0) +8 (+0) -10 (0) +26 (+1) +45 (+2) +73 (+3) +178 (+7)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -11h 53' -6h 56' -1h 14' +4h 43' +10h 17' +13h 43' +12h 06' +6h 57' +1h 03' -4h 53' -10h 26' -13h 43'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -35.3 -16.5 +5.1 +28.2 +44.7 +51 +45.1 +28.3 +5.6 -17.2 -35.5 -42.4   +5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +4 -2 -3 -6 -6 -5 -3 +1 -1 +3 +6 +5   -0.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +3.8 (+7) +3.2 (+6) +5.4 (+10) +9 (+16) +13.7 (+25) +17.4 (+31) +20.1 (+36) +20.8 (+37) +16.3 (+29) +12.4 (+22) +8.7 (+16) +5.3 (+10) +11.3 (+20)

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