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Cairns vs Anchorage, Alaska Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cairns, Australia and Anchorage, Alaska, Usa is approximately 10,351 km or 6,432 mi.
  • To reach Cairns in this distance one would set out from Anchorage, Alaska bearing 239.7° or WSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Cairns bearing 205.8° or SSW .
  • Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Anchorage, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with dry summers (Dsc).
  • Cairns is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Anchorage, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 22.6 °C (40.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17.9 °C (32.2°F) less in Cairns. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1660.3 mm (65.4 in) more which is equivalent to 1660.3 l/m² (40.75 US gal/ft²) or 16,603,000 l/ha (1,774,971 US gal/ac) more. About 5 1/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 41.1° higher in Cairns than in Anchorage, Alaska.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +37 (+67) +35 (+62) +30 (+54) +23 (+42) +15 (+27) +9 (+17) +7 (+13) +9 (+17) +15 (+27) +25 (+44) +33 (+60) +37 (+66) +23 (+41)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +37 (+67) +35 (+63) +30 (+54) +23 (+42) +16 (+28) +9 (+17) +7 (+12) +9 (+15) +14 (+26) +24 (+42) +33 (+59) +36 (+65) +23 (+41)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +37 (+66) +35 (+63) +31 (+55) +24 (+42) +16 (+29) +9 (+17) +6 (+11) +8 (+14) +13 (+24) +22 (+40) +32 (+57) +36 (+64) +22 (+40)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +377 (+15) +402 (+16) +431 (+17) +208 (+8) +89 (+3) +21 (+1) -18 (-1) -40 (-2) -35 (-1) -8 (0) +72 (+3) +162 (+6) +1660 (+65)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +6h 45' +4h 00' +0h 43' -2h 43' -5h 53' -7h 44' -6h 52' -4h 00' -0h 37' +2h 49' +5h 58' +7h 44'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +76.7 +64.4 +43.6 +20.4 +3.8 -2.6 +3.4 +20.1 +43 +64.8 +76.6 +77.8   +41.1

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