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

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  • The distance between King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica and Hiroo, Japan is approximately 17,363 km or 10,789 mi.
  • To reach King George Island, South Shetland Islands in this distance one would set out from Hiroo bearing 154° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach King George Island, South Shetland Islands bearing 43.9° or NE .
  • King George Island, South Shetland Islands has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Hiroo has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • The average temperature is 8.8 °C (15.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.2 °C (27.4°F) less in King George Island, South Shetland Islands. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 896.6 mm (35.3 in) less which is equivalent to 896.6 l/m² (22 US gal/ft²) or 8,966,000 l/ha (958,525 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 20.5° lower in King George Island, South Shetland Islands than in Hiroo.
  • Relative humidity levels are 10.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.8°C (12.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for King George Island, South Shetland Islands relative to Hiroo. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Hiroo 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) +7 (+12) +7 (+12) +2 (+3) -7 (-12) -13 (-24) -18 (-32) -22 (-39) -25 (-45) -20 (-36) -13 (-23) -6 (-10) +2 (+3) -9 (-16)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -35 (-1) +1 (+0) -14 (-1) -49 (-2) -70 (-3) -117 (-5) -82 (-3) -156 (-6) -151 (-6) -118 (-5) -82 (-3) -25 (-1) -897 (-35)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +8h 55' +5h 17' +0h 56' -3h 36' -7h 46' -10h 12' -9h 04' -5h 18' -0h 49' +3h 44' +7h 52' +10h 13'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +19.9 +1.2 -20.3 -43.6 -60.1 -66.5 -60.7 -44 -21.2 +1.6 +19.9 +27   -20.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +18 +18 +17 +14 +9 -1 -3 -2 +5 +12 +20 +21   +10.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +9.1 (+16) +9 (+16) +4.3 (+8) -3.8 (-7) -11.3 (-20) -17.5 (-32) -21.4 (-39) -24.8 (-45) -18.5 (-33) -10.1 (-18) -1.6 (-3) +5.2 (+9) -6.8 (-12)

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