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Cairns vs West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cairns, Australia and West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands, Australia is approximately 5,278 km or 3,280 mi.
  • To reach Cairns in this distance one would set out from West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands bearing 101.8° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Cairns bearing 88.8° or E .
  • Both have a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The average temperature is 1.8 °C (3.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.7 °C (8.5°F) more in Cairns. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 125.9 mm (5 in) more which is equivalent to 125.9 l/m² (3.09 US gal/ft²) or 1,259,000 l/ha (134,595 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.1° lower in Cairns than in West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Cairns relative to West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands vs Cairns.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) 1 (+2) 1 (+1) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) 0 (0) 1 (+1) 2 (+3) +2 (+4) 0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) 0 (0) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -5 (-8) -5 (-8) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +0 (+1) -2 (-3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -5 (-9) -7 (-12) -7 (-12) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -4 (-7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +191 (+8) +249 (+10) +200 (+8) -26 (-1) -80 (-3) -159 (-6) -172 (-7) -96 (-4) -51 (-2) -7 (0) +2 (+0) +74 (+3) +126 (+5)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 15' +0h 09' +0h 01' -0h 06' -0h 13' -0h 17' -0h 15' -0h 09' -0h 01' +0h 06' +0h 13' +0h 17'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +4.1 -3.4 -4.6 -4.7 -4.6 -4.7 -4.7 -4.8 -4.7 -3.2 +3.9 +4.7   -2.1

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