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

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  • The distance between Cairns, Australia and Direction Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands, Australia is approximately 5,275 km or 3,278 mi.
  • To reach Cairns in this distance one would set out from Direction Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands bearing 101.9° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Cairns bearing 88.9° or E .
  • Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Direction Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The average annual temperature is 2 °C (3.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.3 °C (7.7°F) more in Cairns. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 76.4 mm (3 in) more which is equivalent to 76.4 l/m (1.88 US gal/ft) or 764,000 l/ha (81,677 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.2° lower in Cairns than in Direction Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Cairns relative to Direction Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Direction 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 (+3) 0 (+0) 0 (+1) 0 (+0) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-3) 0 (0) 0 (+1) 2 (+3) +2 (+4) 0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (+0) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -4 (-8) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) 0 (0) +0 (+1) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-3) -1 (-3) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -5 (-9) -6 (-12) -7 (-13) -7 (-12) -5 (-10) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -4 (-7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +260 (+10) +226 (+9) +233 (+9) -40 (-2) -94 (-4) -179 (-7) -195 (-8) -100 (-4) -61 (-2) -40 (-2) -7 (0) +73 (+3) +76 (+3)
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 07' +0h 14' +0h 17'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +4.2 -3.4 -4.7 -4.8 -4.7 -4.8 -4.8 -4.9 -4.8 -3.3 +4 +4.8   -2.2

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