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

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  • The distance between King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica and Highbank, New Zealand is approximately 7,418 km or 4,609 mi.
  • To reach King George Island, South Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Highbank bearing 156.8° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach King George Island, South Shetland Islands bearing 37.6° or NE .
  • King George Island, South Shetland Islands has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Highbank has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The annual average temperature is 13.2 °C (23.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.7 °C (3.1°F) less in King George Island, South Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 136.8 mm (5.4 in) less which is equivalent to 136.8 l/m² (3.36 US gal/ft²) or 1,368,000 l/ha (146,248 US gal/ac) less. About 6/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 18.6° lower in King George Island, South Shetland Islands than in Highbank.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for King George Island, South Shetland Islands relative to Highbank. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Highbank 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) -14 (-26) -14 (-25) -14 (-25) -14 (-24) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -11 (-21) -13 (-24) -13 (-24) -13 (-24) -13 (-24) -14 (-25) -13 (-24)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -43 (-2) -4 (0) +7 (+0) -1 (0) -13 (0) +2 (+0) -24 (-1) -20 (-1) +5 (+0) -9 (0) -8 (0) -28 (-1) -137 (-5)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +3h 22' +1h 51' +0h 19' -1h 14' -2h 51' -3h 59' -3h 26' -1h 51' -0h 16' +1h 17' +2h 54' +3h 59'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -18.7 -18.8 -18.8 -18.8 -18.6 -18.4 -18.4 -18.4 -18.3 -18.3 -18.4 -18.6   -18.6

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