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Cairns vs Canberra, Capital Territory Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cairns, Australia and Canberra, Capital Territory, Australia is approximately 2,078 km or 1,292 mi.
  • To reach Cairns in this distance one would set out from Canberra, Capital Territory bearing 349.6° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Cairns bearing 351.2° or N .
  • Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Canberra, Capital Territory has a subtropical highland climate with no dry season (Cfb).
  • Cairns is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Canberra, Capital Territory is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 11.8 °C (21.2°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.7 °C (15.7°F) less in Cairns. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1441.3 mm (56.7 in) more which is equivalent to 1441.3 l/m (35.37 US gal/ft) or 14,413,000 l/ha (1,540,845 US gal/ac) more. About 3 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16° higher in Cairns than in Canberra, Capital Territory.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +9 (+17) +12 (+22) +14 (+24) +14 (+26) +14 (+25) +12 (+22) +10 (+18) +8 (+14) +5 (+10) +9 (+17)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +9 (+16) +12 (+22) +14 (+26) +15 (+27) +16 (+29) +15 (+27) +14 (+25) +12 (+22) +11 (+19) +9 (+16) +12 (+21)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +11 (+19) +11 (+19) +12 (+22) +15 (+27) +17 (+30) +17 (+30) +17 (+31) +17 (+30) +16 (+28) +15 (+26) +14 (+24) +12 (+22) +14 (+26)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +343 (+13) +365 (+14) +395 (+16) +171 (+7) +62 (+2) +20 (+1) -16 (-1) -29 (-1) -22 (-1) -22 (-1) +35 (+1) +138 (+5) +1441 (+57)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 12' -0h 44' -0h 08' +0h 30' +1h 04' +1h 21' +1h 13' +0h 44' +0h 07' -0h 31' -1h 04' -1h 21'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +11.5 +17.8 +18.4 +18.4 +18.4 +18.4 +18.4 +18.4 +18.4 +17.6 +11.3 +5.3   +16

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