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Gao vs Mcmurdo Sound Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Gao, Mali and Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica is approximately 13,128 km or 8,158 mi.
  • To reach Gao in this distance one would set out from Mcmurdo Sound bearing 194.5° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Gao bearing 356.9° or N .
  • Gao has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh) whereas Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF).
  • The annual average temperature is 47.2 °C (85°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.3 °C (22.1°F) less in Gao. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 24.4 mm (1 in) less which is equivalent to 24.4 l/m² (0.6 US gal/ft²) or 244,000 l/ha (26,085 US gal/ac) less. About 8/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 59.6° higher in Gao than in Mcmurdo Sound.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +26 (+46) +34 (+62) +46 (+83) +53 (+96) +59 (+105) +58 (+104) +58 (+105) +58 (+105) +58 (+104) +52 (+93) +37 (+67) +27 (+49) +47 (+85)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -16 (-1) -29 (-1) -15 (-1) -15 (-1) -15 (-1) -6 (0) +40 (+2) +56 (+2) +18 (+1) -16 (-1) -12 (0) -14 (-1) -24 (-1)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -12h 51' -11h 07' -1h 45' +7h 44' +12h 45' +12h 57' +12h 51' +10h 59' +1h 30' -7h 59' -12h 46' -12h 57'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +21.7 +40.2 +61.9 +84.9 +93.9 +94.1 +93.9 +85.3 +62.9 +39.9 +21.6 +14.7   +59.6

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