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Macquarie Island vs Darwin, Northern Territory Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Macquarie Island, Australia and Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia is approximately 5,281 km or 3,282 mi.
  • To reach Macquarie Island in this distance one would set out from Darwin, Northern Territory bearing 158.3° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Macquarie Island bearing 141.5° or SE .
  • Macquarie Island has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Darwin, Northern Territory has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • The average temperature is 22.8 °C (41°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.8 °C (1.4°F) less in Macquarie Island. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 799.3 mm (31.5 in) less which is equivalent to 799.3 l/m² (19.62 US gal/ft²) or 7,993,000 l/ha (854,505 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 37.1° lower in Macquarie Island than in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Macquarie Island relative to Darwin, Northern Territory. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Darwin, Northern Territory vs Macquarie Island.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-41) -23 (-41) -24 (-43) -26 (-47) -26 (-47) -25 (-46) -25 (-46) -26 (-47) -27 (-49) -28 (-50) -27 (-48) -25 (-45) -25 (-46)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -21 (-38) -21 (-38) -22 (-39) -23 (-42) -23 (-41) -22 (-39) -21 (-39) -23 (-41) -24 (-44) -25 (-46) -25 (-45) -23 (-41) -23 (-41)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-35) -19 (-35) -20 (-35) -21 (-37) -20 (-36) -18 (-33) -17 (-31) -19 (-34) -22 (-39) -23 (-42) -23 (-41) -21 (-38) -20 (-36)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -358 (-14) -261 (-10) -251 (-10) +6 (+0) +46 (+2) +69 (+3) +68 (+3) +55 (+2) +52 (+2) -4 (0) -61 (-2) -160 (-6) -799 (-31)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +3h 40' +2h 12' +0h 23' -1h 30' -3h 13' -4h 10' -3h 44' -2h 13' -0h 20' +1h 34' +3h 16' +4h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -26.6 -40.1 -41.9 -42 -42 -42.1 -42.1 -42.1 -42 -39.8 -26.5 -20.1   -37.1

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