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Macquarie Island vs Port Hedland Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Macquarie Island, Australia and Port Hedland, Australia is approximately 5,080 km or 3,157 mi.
  • To reach Macquarie Island in this distance one would set out from Port Hedland bearing 148.3° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Macquarie Island bearing 122.1° or ESE .
  • Macquarie Island has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Port Hedland has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The average temperature is 21.4 °C (38.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.7 °C (13.9°F) less in Macquarie Island. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 590 mm (23.2 in) more which is equivalent to 590 l/m² (14.48 US gal/ft²) or 5,900,000 l/ha (630,749 US gal/ac) more. About 2 7/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 33° lower in Macquarie Island than in Port Hedland.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -28 (-50) -28 (-50) -29 (-51) -28 (-51) -25 (-44) -22 (-40) -22 (-40) -24 (-43) -27 (-48) -29 (-52) -30 (-53) -29 (-52) -27 (-48)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -24 (-43) -24 (-43) -24 (-43) -23 (-41) -20 (-35) -17 (-31) -16 (-29) -18 (-32) -20 (-37) -23 (-41) -24 (-43) -24 (-44) -21 (-38)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-36) -20 (-36) -20 (-35) -18 (-32) -15 (-26) -12 (-22) -10 (-19) -11 (-21) -14 (-25) -16 (-29) -19 (-33) -20 (-35) -16 (-29)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +15 (+1) -18 (-1) +43 (+2) +67 (+3) +48 (+2) +51 (+2) +61 (+2) +58 (+2) +70 (+3) +71 (+3) +68 (+3) +57 (+2) +590 (+23)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +3h 14' +1h 56' +0h 20' -1h 19' -2h 49' -3h 40' -3h 17' -1h 56' -0h 18' +1h 22' +2h 52' +3h 40'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -31.9 -33.6 -34 -34 -34.1 -34.1 -34.1 -34.2 -34.1 -33.6 -31.3 -28   -33

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