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Base Esperanza vs Cairns Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Cairns, Australia is approximately 10,875 km or 6,758 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Cairns bearing 169.9° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 21.9° or NNE .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The annual mean temperature is 30.6 °C (55.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.1 °C (9.2°F) more in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1338 mm (52.7 in) less which is equivalent to 1338 l/m (32.84 US gal/ft) or 13,380,000 l/ha (1,430,411 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 44° lower in Base Esperanza than in Cairns.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -27 (-49) -28 (-50) -30 (-54) -33 (-59) -33 (-60) -33 (-59) -32 (-58) -33 (-59) -30 (-55) -29 (-51) -28 (-51) -27 (-48) -31 (-54)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -25 (-46) -27 (-48) -29 (-53) -33 (-59) -33 (-60) -33 (-59) -32 (-57) -32 (-58) -30 (-54) -28 (-50) -27 (-49) -25 (-46) -30 (-53)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -341 (-13) -357 (-14) -373 (-15) -165 (-7) -53 (-2) -2 (0) +29 (+1) +50 (+2) +29 (+1) +13 (+1) -35 (-1) -131 (-5) -1338 (-53)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +5h 46' +3h 16' +0h 34' -2h 12' -4h 56' -6h 46' -5h 53' -3h 17' -0h 29' +2h 17' +5h 01' +6h 47'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -39.5 -45.9 -46.7 -46.6 -46.5 -46.3 -46.3 -46.2 -46.2 -45.3 -39 -33.4   -44

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