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Cairns vs Atar Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cairns, Australia and Atar, Mauritania is approximately 17,749 km or 11,029 mi.
  • To reach Cairns in this distance one would set out from Atar bearing 83.3° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Cairns bearing 103.6° or ESE .
  • Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Atar has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Cairns is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Atar is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 3.2 °C (5.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.2 °C (14.8°F) less in Cairns. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1944.4 mm (76.6 in) more which is equivalent to 1944.4 l/m (47.72 US gal/ft) or 19,444,000 l/ha (2,078,693 US gal/ac) more. About 17 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.3° higher in Cairns than in Atar.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+6) +1 (+2) +-3 (-5) -6 (-11) -12 (-21) -16 (-29) -16 (-30) -14 (-26) -12 (-22) -8 (-14) +-2 (-4) +4 (+8) -7 (-12)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +5 (+10) +2 (+4) -2 (-3) -7 (-13) -12 (-22) -13 (-24) -12 (-22) -10 (-17) -5 (-9) +1 (+2) +7 (+13) -3 (-6)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +11 (+19) +10 (+17) +7 (+13) +3 (+5) -3 (-5) -8 (-15) -10 (-18) -10 (-17) -7 (-13) -2 (-4) +4 (+8) +10 (+19) +0 (+1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +393 (+15) +418 (+16) +448 (+18) +224 (+9) +107 (+4) +48 (+2) +18 (+1) -9 (0) -3 (0) +24 (+1) +93 (+4) +184 (+7) +1944 (+77)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 58' +1h 14' +0h 13' -0h 51' -1h 45' -2h 12' -2h 00' -1h 14' -0h 11' +0h 53' +1h 46' +2h 12'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +36.3 +24.1 +3.2 -20.1 -36.2 -37.4 -35.9 -20.6 +2.3 +24.2 +36.1 +37.3   +1.3

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