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Orkney Islands vs Base Esperanza Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Orkney Islands, Uk and Base Esperanza, Antarctica is approximately 14,354 km or 8,920 mi.
  • To reach Orkney Islands in this distance one would set out from Base Esperanza bearing 32.6° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Orkney Islands bearing 27.9° or NNE .
  • Orkney Islands has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET).
  • The average annual temperature is 13.9 °C (25.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.4 °C (4.3°F) less in Orkney Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 221.6 mm (8.7 in) more which is equivalent to 221.6 l/m² (5.44 US gal/ft²) or 2,216,000 l/ha (236,905 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 5.1° higher in Orkney Islands than in Base Esperanza.

Climate Comparison Table

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

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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