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Cairns vs Apia, Upolu Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cairns, Australia and Apia, Upolu, Samoa is approximately 4,561 km or 2,834 mi.
  • To reach Cairns in this distance one would set out from Apia, Upolu bearing 260° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Cairns bearing 271.8° or W .
  • Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Apia, Upolu has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The annual mean temperature is 1.6 °C (2.9°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 788.6 mm (31 in) less which is equivalent to 788.6 l/m² (19.35 US gal/ft²) or 7,886,000 l/ha (843,066 US gal/ac) less. About 5/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.5° lower in Cairns than in Apia, Upolu.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +0 (+1) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -3 (-6) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) 0 (+1) 1 (+1) +1 (+2) -1 (-1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +0 (+0) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -4 (-8) -5 (-9) -4 (-8) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) 0 (0) +1 (+1) -2 (-3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (-1) 0 (-1) 0 (0) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -5 (-10) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -4 (-8) -3 (-6) -1 (-1) +0 (+1) -3 (-5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -58 (-2) +36 (+1) +91 (+4) -30 (-1) -53 (-2) -80 (-3) -55 (-2) -67 (-3) -99 (-4) -126 (-5) -167 (-7) -181 (-7) -789 (-31)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 10' +0h 06' +0h 01' -0h 04' -0h 09' -0h 11' -0h 10' -0h 06' -0h 01' +0h 04' +0h 09' +0h 11'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +2.4 -2.3 -2.7 -2.8 -2.9 -3.1 -3.2 -3.4 -3.4 -2.6 +2.6 +3   -1.5

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