Mount Udor - NT

  Mountain,Peak,Hill

Position

DEG: -23.49643 131.02156
DMS: 23º 29' 47.15" S 131º 01' 17.62" E
UTM: 52 K 7400071mN 706437mE
Altitude: 935.87m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Mountain,Peak,Hill

Location

96.77kms West of Papunya
116.95kms SouthEast of Nirrippi
168.63kms East of Kintore
193.75kms North of Yulara

Address & Contact

Lake Mackay NT
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Information

Ernest Giles was the first European to discover the mountain on the 21st of September 1872 and named it Mount Udor after the Latin 'udus', for moisture or dampness, with reference to the rock pools that he found in the vicinity.

"I made another search during the morning for more water, but without success, and I can only conclude that this water was permitted by Providence to remain here in this lonely spot for my especial benefit, for no more rain had fallen here than at any of the other hills in the neighbourhood, nor is this one any higher or different from the others which I visited, except that this one had a little water and all the rest none. In gratitude therefore to this hill I have called it Mount Udor. Mount Udor was the only spot where water was to be found in this abominable region, and when I left it the udor had departed also."
Australia Twice Traversed - Ernest Giles
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Watarrka at 18/09:00am CST
Distance from Mount Udor 103.31km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
14.5°C°C68%8.8°C1012.7hPa0.1mm-km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

Papunya
Distance from Mount Udor 96.81km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C38.037.234.631.825.822.122.825.431.134.435.336.4
Mean Min. °C22.922.320.016.010.26.76.38.213.216.919.421.4
Mean Rain mm46.039.248.616.322.815.512.36.17.218.032.134.5

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