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Grytviken vs Milford Sound Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Grytviken, South Georgia and Milford Sound, New Zealand is approximately 8,775 km or 5,453 mi.
  • To reach Grytviken in this distance one would set out from Milford Sound bearing 165.8° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Grytviken bearing 17.4° or NNE .
  • Grytviken has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Milford Sound has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Grytviken is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas Milford Sound is in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 8.7 °C (15.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.4 °C (4.3°F) less in Grytviken. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 5106.8 mm (201.1 in) less which is equivalent to 5106.8 l/m² (125.33 US gal/ft²) or 51,068,000 l/ha (5,459,508 US gal/ac) less. About 2/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 9.6° lower in Grytviken than in Milford Sound.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-17) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -9 (-17) -8 (-15) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -9 (-15) -8 (-15) -9 (-16) -10 (-17) -9 (-16)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -555 (-22) -358 (-14) -533 (-21) -425 (-17) -412 (-16) -272 (-11) -241 (-10) -274 (-11) -470 (-18) -557 (-22) -456 (-18) -555 (-22) -5107 (-201)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 19' +0h 46' +0h 08' -0h 31' -1h 08' -1h 31' -1h 20' -0h 46' -0h 07' +0h 32' +1h 09' +1h 31'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -9.7 -9.8 -9.8 -9.8 -9.7 -9.5 -9.4 -9.4 -9.3 -9.4 -9.4 -9.6   -9.6

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