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Dakar vs Cairns Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Cairns, Australia is approximately 18,207 km or 11,314 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Cairns bearing 264.8° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 279.8° or W .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • Dakar is in or near the tropical very dry forest biome whereas Cairns is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 0.5 °C (0.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.2 °C (0.4°F) more in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1651.5 mm (65 in) less which is equivalent to 1651.5 l/m² (40.53 US gal/ft²) or 16,515,000 l/ha (1,765,563 US gal/ac) less. About 1/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.9° higher in Dakar than in Cairns.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -6 (-11) -5 (-10) -4 (-7) -2 (-3) +3 (+6) +4 (+8) +3 (+6) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) -2 (-3) -4 (-8) -1 (-2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -4 (-7) -1 (-1) +4 (+8) +6 (+11) +5 (+10) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) -1 (-1) -4 (-7) 0 (-1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -7 (-12) -6 (-11) -4 (-6) 0 (0) +5 (+10) +8 (+15) +8 (+14) +5 (+10) +3 (+6) +1 (+1) -3 (-6) +0 (+1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -395 (-16) -421 (-17) -449 (-18) -224 (-9) -106 (-4) -39 (-2) +35 (+1) +142 (+6) +101 (+4) -7 (0) -99 (-4) -190 (-7) -1652 (-65)
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 (°) -30.6 -18.3 +2.6 +25.9 +31.4 +31.6 +31.5 +26.3 +3.5 -18.5 -30.4 -31.6   +1.9

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