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Macquarie Island vs Yinchuan Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Macquarie Island, Australia and Yinchuan, China is approximately 11,494 km or 7,142 mi.
  • To reach Macquarie Island in this distance one would set out from Yinchuan bearing 151.6° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Macquarie Island bearing 140.2° or SE .
  • Macquarie Island has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Yinchuan has a mid-latitude cool desert climate (BWk).
  • The mean temperature is 3.8 °C (6.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 28 °C (50.4°F) less in Macquarie Island. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 712.2 mm (28 in) more which is equivalent to 712.2 l/m² (17.48 US gal/ft²) or 7,122,000 l/ha (761,389 US gal/ac) more. About 4 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16.6° lower in Macquarie Island than in Yinchuan.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+18) +6 (+11) +-2 (-4) -12 (-21) -19 (-33) -23 (-41) -24 (-44) -22 (-40) -17 (-31) -11 (-19) +-1 (-1) +8 (+14) -9 (-16)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +16 (+28) +12 (+21) +4 (+7) -5 (-10) -13 (-23) -18 (-32) -20 (-36) -18 (-33) -13 (-23) -5 (-10) +4 (+6) +12 (+22) -4 (-7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +20 (+35) +16 (+29) +8 (+15) +0 (+0) -7 (-13) -13 (-23) -16 (-29) -15 (-26) -9 (-16) -1 (-3) +6 (+11) +15 (+28) +0 (+1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +78 (+3) +80 (+3) +85 (+3) +79 (+3) +58 (+2) +52 (+2) +27 (+1) +11 (+0) +48 (+2) +58 (+2) +66 (+3) +73 (+3) +712 (+28)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +6h 40' +4h 04' +0h 44' -2h 48' -5h 52' -7h 31' -6h 46' -4h 05' -0h 38' +2h 54' +5h 57' +7h 31'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +23.8 +5.2 -16.3 -39.6 -56.3 -62.9 -57 -40.4 -17.6 +5.2 +23.7 +30.8   -16.6

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