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Cairns vs Cape Town Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cairns, Australia and Cape Town, South Africa is approximately 12,063 km or 7,496 mi.
  • To reach Cairns in this distance one would set out from Cape Town bearing 126.5° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Cairns bearing 44.2° or NE .
  • Cairns is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Cape Town is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 8.2 °C (14.8°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.7 °C (4.9°F) less in Cairns. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1589.4 mm (62.6 in) more which is equivalent to 1589.4 l/m² (39.01 US gal/ft²) or 15,894,000 l/ha (1,699,174 US gal/ac) more. About 4 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 14.7° higher in Cairns than in Cape Town.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+10) +5 (+9) +5 (+10) +7 (+13) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +9 (+15) +9 (+15) +9 (+16) +8 (+15) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +7 (+13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+12) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +8 (+15) +9 (+16) +9 (+16) +9 (+17) +9 (+16) +9 (+17) +9 (+16) +9 (+15) +8 (+14) +8 (+15)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +8 (+14) +9 (+16) +10 (+17) +10 (+18) +10 (+17) +10 (+18) +10 (+17) +10 (+17) +10 (+17) +9 (+17) +9 (+17) +9 (+17)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +383 (+15) +406 (+16) +428 (+17) +184 (+7) +39 (+2) -43 (-2) -57 (-2) -55 (-2) -8 (0) +41 (+2) +99 (+4) +173 (+7) +1589 (+63)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 06' -0h 40' -0h 07' +0h 28' +0h 58' +1h 13' +1h 07' +0h 40' +0h 06' -0h 29' -0h 59' -1h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +10.2 +16.6 +17.2 +17.2 +17.2 +17.1 +17 +16.9 +16.9 +16.2 +9.9 +3.9   +14.7

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