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Cairns vs Balikpapan, Borneo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cairns, Australia and Balikpapan, Borneo, Indonesia is approximately 3,602 km or 2,238 mi.
  • To reach Cairns in this distance one would set out from Balikpapan, Borneo bearing 120.5° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Cairns bearing 115.8° or ESE .
  • Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Balikpapan, Borneo has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • Cairns is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Balikpapan, Borneo is in or near the tropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 1.9 °C (3.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.3 °C (9.5°F) more in Cairns. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 474.6 mm (18.7 in) less which is equivalent to 474.6 l/m (11.65 US gal/ft) or 4,746,000 l/ha (507,379 US gal/ac) less. About 4/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.6° lower in Cairns than in Balikpapan, Borneo.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +1 (+2) 0 (+1) 0 (+0) -2 (-3) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) 0 (+1) 2 (+3) +2 (+4) 0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) 0 (-1) -2 (-3) -3 (-6) -5 (-10) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) +0 (+1) -2 (-3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) 0 (0) -1 (-3) -3 (-5) -5 (-10) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -4 (-8) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) +0 (+1) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +210 (+8) +250 (+10) +200 (+8) +29 (+1) -116 (-5) -215 (-8) -218 (-9) -208 (-8) -188 (-7) -96 (-4) -77 (-3) -45 (-2) -475 (-19)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 49' +0h 30' +0h 05' -0h 21' -0h 43' -0h 55' -0h 50' -0h 30' -0h 04' +0h 22' +0h 44' +0h 55'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +14.8 +2.8 -14.8 -15.6 -15.6 -15.6 -15.6 -15.7 -15.1 +2.8 +14.4 +15.6   -4.6

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