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Wake Island vs West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Wake Island, Usa and West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands, Australia is approximately 8,412 km or 5,228 mi.
  • To reach Wake Island in this distance one would set out from West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands bearing 66.2° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Wake Island bearing 71.3° or ENE .
  • Wake Island has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The average annual temperature is 0.3 °C (0.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.5 °C (2.7°F) more in Wake Island. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1032.1 mm (40.6 in) less which is equivalent to 1032.1 l/m² (25.33 US gal/ft²) or 10,321,000 l/ha (1,103,383 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.6° lower in Wake Island than in West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Wake Island relative to West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands vs Wake Island.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -1 (-3) -1 (-1) 1 (+1) +3 (+5) +3 (+6) +3 (+6) +3 (+6) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) -1 (-1) +1 (+1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -1 (-3) 0 (0) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) -1 (-1) +0 (+0)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +1 (+1) +1 (+3) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +0 (+1) -1 (-2) 0 (-1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -176 (-7) -132 (-5) -192 (-8) -186 (-7) -143 (-6) -151 (-6) -95 (-4) +38 (+2) +45 (+2) +59 (+2) -28 (-1) -71 (-3) -1032 (-41)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 39' -1h 02' -0h 11' +0h 42' +1h 28' +1h 50' +1h 40' +1h 02' +0h 09' -0h 44' -1h 29' -1h 50'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -31.1 -26.4 -6.7 +16.5 +31.2 +31.4 +30.8 +17.2 -5.6 -26 -30.9 -31.4   -2.6

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