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Kawerau vs Cairns Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kawerau, New Zealand and Cairns, Australia is approximately 3,827 km or 2,378 mi.
  • To reach Kawerau in this distance one would set out from Cairns bearing 134.3° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Kawerau bearing 119.5° or ESE .
  • Kawerau has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • Kawerau is in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome whereas Cairns is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 10.3 °C (18.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.3 °C (7.7°F) more in Kawerau. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 304.8 mm (12 in) less which is equivalent to 304.8 l/m² (7.48 US gal/ft²) or 3,048,000 l/ha (325,851 US gal/ac) less. About 6/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 18.8° lower in Kawerau than in Cairns.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -9 (-15) -10 (-18) -12 (-21) -12 (-21) -12 (-22) -12 (-21) -11 (-20) -11 (-20) -10 (-19) -9 (-17) -10 (-19)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -272 (-11) -302 (-12) -280 (-11) -96 (-4) +44 (+2) +128 (+5) +133 (+5) +156 (+6) +115 (+5) +92 (+4) +16 (+1) -39 (-2) -305 (-12)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 26' +0h 53' +0h 09' -0h 36' -1h 16' -1h 36' -1h 27' -0h 53' -0h 08' +0h 37' +1h 17' +1h 36'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -14.2 -20.5 -21.1 -21.1 -21.2 -21.2 -21.2 -21.2 -21.2 -20.4 -14 -8.1   -18.8

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