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Milford Sound Climate & Temperature

  • Milford Sound, New Zealand is at 44°39'S, 167°54'E, 6 m (20 ft). See map.
  • Milford Sound has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Milford Sound is situated in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 10.4 degrees Celsius (50.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.4 °C (16.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Milford Sound Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 6501.8 mm (256 inches) which is equivalent to 6501.8 Litres/m² (159.47 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Milford Sound you would pop up nearest to the climate station at La Coruna, Spain where you would find a Mediterranean climate (Cool temperate moist forest biome).

Milford Sound Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 6 (42) 7 (44) 9 (47) 10 (50) 12 (53) 14 (56) 15 (58) 15 (59) 14 (57) 11 (52) 8 (47) 6 (42) 10 (51)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 383 (15) 409 (16) 564 (22) 639 (25) 549 (22) 642 (25) 652 (26) 472 (19) 670 (26) 562 (22) 556 (22) 405 (16) 6502 (256)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 10' 10h 20' 11h 53' 13h 28' 14h 49' 15h 29' 15h 07' 13h 59' 12h 30' 10h 55' 9h 33' 8h 51' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 24.8 33.2 44.5 55.8 65 68.8 65.2 55.9 45.2 33.6 25.2 21.9 45

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