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Asmara vs Cairns Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Asmara, Eritrea and Cairns, Australia is approximately 12,243 km or 7,608 mi.
  • To reach Asmara in this distance one would set out from Cairns bearing 280.5° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Asmara bearing 282.7° or WNW .
  • Asmara has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • Asmara is in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome whereas Cairns is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 9.2 °C (16.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.9 °C (3.4°F) less in Asmara. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1545.8 mm (60.9 in) less which is equivalent to 1545.8 l/m (37.94 US gal/ft) or 15,458,000 l/ha (1,652,563 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.6° higher in Asmara than in Cairns.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-17) -7 (-13) -5 (-10) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -6 (-11)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-25) -12 (-22) -10 (-19) -8 (-15) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -13 (-23) -14 (-25) -9 (-17)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-35) -19 (-33) -16 (-28) -13 (-23) -10 (-18) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -10 (-18) -13 (-23) -16 (-28) -19 (-33) -13 (-23)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -393 (-15) -420 (-17) -434 (-17) -191 (-8) -66 (-3) -11 (0) +149 (+6) +133 (+5) -18 (-1) -28 (-1) -80 (-3) -187 (-7) -1546 (-61)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 41' -1h 03' -0h 11' +0h 43' +1h 29' +1h 52' +1h 42' +1h 03' +0h 10' -0h 45' -1h 30' -1h 52'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -31.2 -18.9 +2 +25.3 +32 +32.1 +32 +25.8 +3 -19 -30.9 -32.1   +1.6

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