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Cairns vs Papeete Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cairns, Australia and Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia is approximately 6,830 km or 4,244 mi.
  • To reach Cairns in this distance one would set out from Papeete bearing 260° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Cairns bearing 281.2° or W .
  • Both have a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The average temperature is 0.5 °C (0.9°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 303.2 mm (11.9 in) more which is equivalent to 303.2 l/m² (7.44 US gal/ft²) or 3,032,000 l/ha (324,141 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.4° higher in Cairns than in Papeete.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +0 (-1) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) -1 (-1) 0 (+1) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) -1 (-1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) 0 (0) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) -1 (-1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -4 (-6) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +0 (+0) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +82 (+3) +189 (+7) +254 (+10) +84 (+3) +15 (+1) -11 (0) -35 (-1) -26 (-1) -13 (-1) -47 (-2) -62 (-2) -127 (-5) +303 (+12)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 02' -0h 01' -0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 02' +0h 02' +0h 02' +0h 01' +0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 02' -0h 02'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (¬°) -0.6 +0.8 +1 +0.9 +0.9 +0.7 +0.5 +0.4 +0.4 +0.3 -0.3 -0.7   +0.4

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