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Wake Island vs Cairns Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Wake Island, Usa and Cairns, Australia is approximately 4,629 km or 2,876 mi.
  • To reach Wake Island in this distance one would set out from Cairns bearing 30.5° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Wake Island bearing 31° or NNE .
  • Wake Island has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The mean temperature is 2.1 °C (3.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.1 °C (5.6°F) less in Wake Island. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1158 mm (45.6 in) less which is equivalent to 1158 l/m² (28.42 US gal/ft²) or 11,580,000 l/ha (1,237,979 US gal/ac) less. About 4/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.5° lower in Wake Island than in Cairns.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-6) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) +0 (-1) +2 (+4) +5 (+9) +6 (+10) +5 (+8) +3 (+6) +1 (+3) +-1 (-2) -3 (-5) +1 (+1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +1 (+1) +3 (+6) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +3 (+5) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) +2 (+4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) 0 (-1) +1 (+3) +4 (+7) +7 (+13) +8 (+15) +8 (+14) +7 (+12) +5 (+8) +2 (+4) +0 (+0) +3 (+6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -367 (-14) -382 (-15) -392 (-15) -161 (-6) -63 (-2) +9 (+0) +77 (+3) +134 (+5) +95 (+4) +66 (+3) -29 (-1) -145 (-6) -1158 (-46)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 54' -1h 11' -0h 13' +0h 49' +1h 41' +2h 07' +1h 56' +1h 11' +0h 11' -0h 51' -1h 43' -2h 07'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -35.2 -23 -2.1 +21.2 +35.8 +36.1 +35.5 +22 -0.9 -22.8 -34.8 -36.1   -0.5

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