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Wake Island vs Mcmurdo Sound Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Wake Island, Usa and Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica is approximately 10,803 km or 6,713 mi.
  • To reach Wake Island in this distance one would set out from Mcmurdo Sound bearing 0° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Wake Island bearing 0° or N .
  • Wake Island has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF).
  • The annual mean temperature is 44.2 °C (79.6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 21.4 °C (38.5°F) less in Wake Island. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 693.4 mm (27.3 in) more which is equivalent to 693.4 l/m (17.02 US gal/ft) or 6,934,000 l/ha (741,291 US gal/ac) more. About 4 1/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 57.9° higher in Wake Island than in Mcmurdo Sound.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +28 (+51) +34 (+61) +43 (+77) +47 (+84) +50 (+90) +51 (+91) +54 (+97) +56 (+100) +54 (+97) +47 (+85) +37 (+66) +30 (+53) +44 (+80)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +14 (+1) +12 (+0) +42 (+2) +46 (+2) +23 (+1) +30 (+1) +85 (+3) +144 (+6) +119 (+5) +90 (+4) +59 (+2) +31 (+1) +693 (+27)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -13h 01' -11h 14' -1h 46' +7h 48' +12h 54' +13h 08' +13h 02' +11h 06' +1h 31' -8h 04' -12h 55' -13h 08'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +18.6 +37.1 +58.7 +81.7 +96.7 +97.1 +96.4 +82.5 +60 +37.1 +18.7 +11.7   +57.9

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