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Cairns vs Antofagasta Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cairns, Australia and Antofagasta, Chile is approximately 14,052 km or 8,732 mi.
  • To reach Cairns in this distance one would set out from Antofagasta bearing 224.6° or SW and follow the great circles arc to approach Cairns bearing 317.7° or NW .
  • Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Antofagasta has a mid-latitude cool desert climate (BWk).
  • Cairns is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Antofagasta is in or near the warm temperate desert biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 8.4 °C (15.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.3 °C (0.5°F) less in Cairns. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 2062.7 mm (81.2 in) more which is equivalent to 2062.7 l/m² (50.62 US gal/ft²) or 20,627,000 l/ha (2,205,163 US gal/ac) more. About 1214 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.4° higher in Cairns than in Antofagasta.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +8 (+15) +9 (+15) +8 (+14) +9 (+15) +10 (+17) +10 (+18) +10 (+19) +11 (+19) +8 (+15) +9 (+15)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +8 (+14) +9 (+15) +9 (+15) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +8 (+15) +9 (+16) +10 (+17) +10 (+17) +9 (+15) +8 (+15)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+12) +7 (+12) +7 (+13) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +7 (+12) +6 (+11) +7 (+12) +7 (+12) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +7 (+12)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +397 (+16) +422 (+17) +449 (+18) +225 (+9) +107 (+4) +50 (+2) +25 (+1) +22 (+1) +33 (+1) +44 (+2) +100 (+4) +190 (+7) +2063 (+81)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 23' -0h 14' -0h 02' +0h 09' +0h 20' +0h 25' +0h 23' +0h 14' +0h 02' -0h 10' -0h 20' -0h 25'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +0.4 +6.3 +6.8 +6.7 +6.7 +6.6 +6.4 +6.3 +6.4 +5.8 +0.3 -6.2   +4.4

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