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Macquarie Island vs Gaalkacyo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Macquarie Island, Australia and Gaalkacyo, Somalia is approximately 11,998 km or 7,455 mi.
  • To reach Macquarie Island in this distance one would set out from Gaalkacyo bearing 145.4° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Macquarie Island bearing 76.1° or ENE .
  • Macquarie Island has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Gaalkacyo has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The average temperature is 22.3 °C (40.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.3 °C (0.5°F) less in Macquarie Island. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 802.9 mm (31.6 in) more which is equivalent to 802.9 l/m² (19.71 US gal/ft²) or 8,029,000 l/ha (858,353 US gal/ac) more. About 9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 39.3° lower in Macquarie Island than in Gaalkacyo.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-42) -24 (-44) -27 (-48) -28 (-51) -29 (-52) -29 (-52) -27 (-48) -28 (-50) -29 (-51) -27 (-49) -26 (-48) -25 (-45) -27 (-48)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -18 (-33) -21 (-38) -23 (-42) -25 (-45) -25 (-45) -24 (-42) -24 (-43) -25 (-44) -24 (-43) -22 (-39) -20 (-36) -22 (-40)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -13 (-23) -13 (-23) -15 (-27) -18 (-33) -21 (-37) -21 (-38) -20 (-36) -20 (-37) -21 (-37) -20 (-36) -17 (-31) -15 (-26) -18 (-32)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +79 (+3) +81 (+3) +91 (+4) +65 (+3) +39 (+2) +69 (+3) +69 (+3) +62 (+2) +71 (+3) +48 (+2) +59 (+2) +73 (+3) +803 (+32)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +4h 40' +2h 50' +0h 30' -1h 56' -4h 06' -5h 16' -4h 44' -2h 50' -0h 26' +2h 00' +4h 09' +5h 16'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -7.8 -26.3 -47.9 -61.1 -61.1 -61.2 -61.2 -61.3 -49 -26.1 -7.8 -0.9   -39.3

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