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Cairns vs Sandakan, Borneo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cairns, Australia and Sandakan, Borneo, Malaysia is approximately 3,958 km or 2,460 mi.
  • To reach Cairns in this distance one would set out from Sandakan, Borneo bearing 130.2° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Cairns bearing 127.5° or SE .
  • Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Sandakan, Borneo has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • Cairns is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Sandakan, Borneo is in or near the tropical moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 2.2 °C (3.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.8 °C (8.6°F) more in Cairns. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 945.7 mm (37.2 in) less which is equivalent to 945.7 l/m (23.21 US gal/ft) or 9,457,000 l/ha (1,011,016 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.4° lower in Cairns than in Sandakan, Borneo.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Cairns relative to Sandakan, Borneo. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Sandakan, 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) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -6 (-11) -6 (-12) -5 (-10) -4 (-7) -2 (-3) 0 (-1) +1 (+2) -2 (-4)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) 0 (-1) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -6 (-10) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -2 (-3) 0 (-1) +1 (+1) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -6 (-12) -7 (-13) -7 (-12) -5 (-10) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) +0 (+1) -3 (-5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -40 (-2) +155 (+6) +291 (+11) +117 (+5) -31 (-1) -151 (-6) -169 (-7) -190 (-7) -204 (-8) -209 (-8) -244 (-10) -272 (-11) -946 (-37)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 11' +0h 44' +0h 08' -0h 30' -1h 03' -1h 19' -1h 12' -0h 44' -0h 07' +0h 31' +1h 04' +1h 19'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +21.9 +9.7 -11.1 -22.8 -22.7 -22.8 -22.7 -22.8 -12.3 +9.7 +21.5 +22.7   -4.4

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