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Cairns vs Honiara, Guadalcanal Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cairns, Australia and Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands is approximately 1,748 km or 1,086 mi.
  • To reach Cairns in this distance one would set out from Honiara, Guadalcanal bearing 240.2° or WSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Cairns bearing 243.5° or WSW .
  • Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Honiara, Guadalcanal has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The annual mean temperature is 1.8 °C (3.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.3 °C (9.5°F) more in Cairns. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 112.6 mm (4.4 in) less which is equivalent to 112.6 l/m² (2.76 US gal/ft²) or 1,126,000 l/ha (120,377 US gal/ac) less. About 1 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.1° lower in Cairns than in Honiara, Guadalcanal.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) +0 (+0) +0 (+1) -2 (-3) -4 (-6) -4 (-8) -4 (-8) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) 0 (-1) +0 (+1) -2 (-3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) +0 (+1) +1 (+1) -2 (-3) -3 (-6) -4 (-8) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) +0 (+1) -2 (-3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) 0 (0) -1 (-3) -3 (-5) -5 (-10) -5 (-9) -5 (-8) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) +0 (+1) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +120 (+5) +135 (+5) +87 (+3) +11 (+0) -34 (-1) -47 (-2) -74 (-3) -70 (-3) -62 (-2) -110 (-4) -41 (-2) -27 (-1) -113 (-4)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 24' +0h 15' +0h 02' -0h 10' -0h 21' -0h 26' -0h 24' -0h 15' -0h 02' +0h 10' +0h 21' +0h 26'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +6.8 -3.5 -7.4 -7.5 -7.4 -7.5 -7.4 -7.5 -7.4 -3.3 +6.5 +7.4   -3.1

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