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Cairns vs Brisbane, Queensland Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cairns, Australia and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia is approximately 1,394 km or 866 mi.
  • To reach Cairns in this distance one would set out from Brisbane, Queensland bearing 325.5° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Cairns bearing 328.3° or NNW .
  • Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Brisbane, Queensland has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • The annual average temperature is 4.2 °C (7.6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.8 °C (6.8°F) less in Cairns. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 839.2 mm (33 in) more which is equivalent to 839.2 l/m (20.6 US gal/ft) or 8,392,000 l/ha (897,160 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 8.2° higher in Cairns than in Brisbane, Queensland.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +5 (+8) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +4 (+6)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +6 (+10) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +4 (+8) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +4 (+8)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+6) +5 (+8) +6 (+11) +7 (+12) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +4 (+8) +3 (+6) +5 (+9)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +228 (+9) +274 (+11) +309 (+12) +120 (+5) +10 (+0) -24 (-1) -42 (-2) -24 (-1) +0 (+0) -61 (-2) -10 (0) +59 (+2) +839 (+33)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 38' -0h 23' -0h 04' +0h 16' +0h 33' +0h 42' +0h 38' +0h 23' +0h 03' -0h 16' -0h 34' -0h 42'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +3.8 +10 +10.5 +10.5 +10.5 +10.5 +10.5 +10.5 +10.5 +9.9 +3.7 -2.6   +8.2

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