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Kathmandu vs Cairns Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kathmandu, Nepal and Cairns, Australia is approximately 8,174 km or 5,079 mi.
  • To reach Kathmandu in this distance one would set out from Cairns bearing 306.6° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Kathmandu bearing 299.8° or WNW .
  • Kathmandu has a humid subtropical climate with dry winters (Cwa) whereas Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • Kathmandu is in or near the subtropical wet forest biome whereas Cairns is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 6.6 °C (11.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.2 °C (14.8°F) more in Kathmandu. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 721.4 mm (28.4 in) less which is equivalent to 721.4 l/m² (17.7 US gal/ft²) or 7,214,000 l/ha (771,224 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 7.7° lower in Kathmandu than in Cairns.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-24) -10 (-18) -6 (-12) -1 (-2) 3 (+5) +3 (+6) +2 (+4) +1 (+3) 0 (0) -2 (-4) -8 (-14) -11 (-20) -4 (-6)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -15 (-28) -11 (-20) -6 (-11) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +1 (+3) 0 (-1) -6 (-10) -12 (-21) -16 (-29) -7 (-12)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-41) -21 (-37) -16 (-29) -11 (-19) -5 (-9) +1 (+3) +3 (+6) +2 (+3) -1 (-1) -9 (-15) -15 (-28) -21 (-38) -10 (-17)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -390 (-15) -406 (-16) -413 (-16) -173 (-7) -8 (0) +148 (+6) +352 (+14) +323 (+13) +135 (+5) -7 (0) -95 (-4) -188 (-7) -721 (-28)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 25' -1h 30' -0h 16' +1h 02' +2h 09' +2h 42' +2h 27' +1h 31' +0h 14' -1h 05' -2h 10' -2h 42'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -43.6 -31.3 -10.4 +12.8 +29.4 +36 +30 +13.5 -9.3 -31.2 -43.2 -44.5   -7.7

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