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Cold Bay, Alaska vs Milford Sound Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cold Bay, Alaska, Usa and Milford Sound, New Zealand is approximately 11,443 km or 7,111 mi.
  • To reach Cold Bay, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Milford Sound bearing 16.7° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Cold Bay, Alaska bearing 21° or NNE .
  • Cold Bay, Alaska has a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc) whereas Milford Sound has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Cold Bay, Alaska is in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome whereas Milford Sound is in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 6.9 °C (12.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4 °C (7.2°F) more in Cold Bay, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 5587.5 mm (220 in) less which is equivalent to 5587.5 l/m² (137.13 US gal/ft²) or 55,875,000 l/ha (5,973,408 US gal/ac) less. About 1/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 9.9° lower in Cold Bay, Alaska than in Milford Sound.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-30) -18 (-32) -15 (-27) -11 (-19) -4 (-7) +2 (+3) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +0 (+0) -6 (-11) -10 (-19) -14 (-26) -7 (-12)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -580 (-23) -414 (-16) -615 (-24) -512 (-20) -498 (-20) -351 (-14) -319 (-13) -326 (-13) -452 (-18) -529 (-21) -442 (-17) -549 (-22) -5588 (-220)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -7h 24' -4h 30' -0h 49' +3h 06' +6h 31' +8h 21' +7h 31' +4h 31' +0h 42' -3h 12' -6h 36' -8h 21'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -50.1 -31.4 -9.9 +13.3 +29.9 +36.3 +30.3 +13.5 -9.2 -32 -50.3 -57.4   -9.9

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