Tirari Desert - SA

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DEG: -27.87852 137.73812
DMS: 27º 52' 42.67" S 137º 44' 17.21" E
UTM: 53 J 6913241mN 769578mE
Altitude: 7.37m


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785.96kms North of Adelaide

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The Tirari Desert features salt lakes and large north-south running sand dunes. It is located partly within the Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park. It lies mainly to the east of Lake Eyre North. Cooper Creek runs through the centre of the desert.

The adjacent deserts of the area include Simpson Desert which lies to the north while the Strzelecki Desert is to the east and the Sturt Stony Desert runs aligned with the Birdsville track to the north east.

The desert experiences harsh conditions with high temperatures and very low rainfall (mean annual rainfall is below 125 millimetres
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Marree Comparison
Distance from Tirari Desert 199.18km S
Mean Max. °C37.936.833.928.523.119.619.121.425.729.533.336.1
Mean Min. °C21.421.
Mean Rain mm17.221.214.410.713.313.710.09.110.613.212.016.5

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