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King George Island, South Shetland Islands vs Hambantota Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica and Hambantota, Sri Lanka is approximately 12,983 km or 8,068 mi.
  • To reach King George Island, South Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Hambantota bearing 199.6° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach King George Island, South Shetland Islands bearing 314.4° or NW .
  • King George Island, South Shetland Islands has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Hambantota has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry summers (As).
  • The mean temperature is 29.5 °C (53.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.5 °C (11.7°F) more in King George Island, South Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 247.8 mm (9.8 in) less which is equivalent to 247.8 l/m² (6.08 US gal/ft²) or 2,478,000 l/ha (264,915 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 47.1° lower in King George Island, South Shetland Islands than in Hambantota.
  • Relative humidity levels are 6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 27.5°C (49.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for King George Island, South Shetland Islands relative to Hambantota. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Hambantota vs King George Island, South Shetland Islands.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -25 (-45) -25 (-45) -27 (-48) -30 (-54) -32 (-58) -33 (-60) -33 (-60) -34 (-61) -32 (-57) -30 (-53) -28 (-50) -26 (-47) -30 (-53)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -19 (-1) +20 (+1) +23 (+1) -11 (0) -19 (-1) +1 (+0) +8 (+0) +5 (+0) +4 (+0) -74 (-3) -120 (-5) -66 (-3) -248 (-10)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +6h 31' +3h 48' +0h 40' -2h 35' -5h 38' -7h 31' -6h 38' -3h 49' -0h 35' +2h 40' +5h 43' +7h 31'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -16.2 -34.8 -56.3 -68.4 -68.2 -68.1 -68.1 -68.1 -57 -34.2 -16.1 -9.2   -47.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +5 +7 +8 +4 +4 +6 +10 +9 +7 +4 +3 +5   +6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -23.1 (-42) -23 (-41) -24.6 (-44) -28.4 (-51) -30.4 (-55) -31.3 (-56) -30.3 (-55) -31.4 (-57) -29.4 (-53) -28 (-50) -26.4 (-48) -24.2 (-44) -27.5 (-50)

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