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Grytviken vs Christchurch Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Grytviken, South Georgia and Christchurch, New Zealand is approximately 8,794 km or 5,465 mi.
  • To reach Grytviken in this distance one would set out from Christchurch bearing 163.2° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Grytviken bearing 21.1° or NNE .
  • Grytviken has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Christchurch has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Grytviken is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas Christchurch is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 10 °C (18.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.4 °C (7.9°F) less in Grytviken. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 779.8 mm (30.7 in) more which is equivalent to 779.8 l/m² (19.14 US gal/ft²) or 7,798,000 l/ha (833,658 US gal/ac) more. About 2 1/4 as much.
  • There are 708 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Grytviken. In whichever way circa 1h 55' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 10.7° lower in Grytviken than in Christchurch.
  • Relative humidity levels are 6.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10.6°C (19.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-25) -12 (-22) -11 (-20) -11 (-20) -11 (-20) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -11 (-20)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-22) -12 (-21) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -8 (-15) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -9 (-17) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -12 (-21) -10 (-18)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-20) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -9 (-16)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +51 (+2) +72 (+3) +80 (+3) +84 (+3) +86 (+3) +83 (+3) +74 (+3) +76 (+3) +53 (+2) +38 (+1) +43 (+2) +42 (+2) +780 (+31)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +2 (+6) +5 (+18) +5 (+16) +4 (+13) 0 ( 0) +2 (+7) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0)   +25 (+7)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 01' -0h 46' -1h 30' -2h 34' -3h 11' -3h 28' -3h 21' -2h 17' -1h 32' -0h 30' -1h 04' -0h 52'   -1h 55'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 26' +0h 50' +0h 08' -0h 34' -1h 15' -1h 39' -1h 28' -0h 50' -0h 07' +0h 35' +1h 16' +1h 39'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -10.8 -10.9 -10.9 -10.9 -10.9 -10.7 -10.6 -10.5 -10.4 -10.5 -10.5 -10.7   -10.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -2 -5 -9 -9 -9 -8 -10 -8 -5 -6 -4 -3   -6.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -12.1 (-22) -12.2 (-22) -11.6 (-21) -11.3 (-20) -9.7 (-17) -8.9 (-16) -8.9 (-16) -9.8 (-18) -9.5 (-17) -10.3 (-19) -11 (-20) -12 (-22) -10.6 (-19)

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