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Table 4 Monthly median values of wind chill equivalent temperature and wind chill equivalent temperature deficit

From: Environmental conditions at the South Col of Mount Everest and their impact on hypoxia and hypothermia experienced by mountaineers

Month Median WCT Delta WCT Median WCTD Delta WCTD
(°C) (°C) (°C) (°C)
May −29.5a 2.6a 11.8a 3.7a
June −18.7 5.2 6.3 3.1
July −17 6.6 5.1 4.6
August −16.7 4.8 4.1 3.8
September −28.2 6.4 11.9 6.3
October −42 8.5 19 6.9
November −44.1 5.4 18.6 4.6
December −39.3a 8.4a 15.9a 2.7a
  1. Measured at the South Col during 2008. Also shown are the differences between the third and first quartile values for wind chill equivalent temperature (Delta WCT) and wind chill equivalent temperature deficit (Delta WCTD). aValues for which a full month's worth of data was unavailable.
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