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Kingston vs Direction Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kingston, Jamaica and Direction Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands, Australia is approximately 19,074 km or 11,853 mi.
  • To reach Kingston in this distance one would set out from Direction Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands bearing 314.5° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Kingston bearing 227.1° or SW .
  • Kingston has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Direction Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The annual average temperature is 0.3 °C (0.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.5 °C (0.9°F) more in Kingston. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1177 mm (46.3 in) less which is equivalent to 1177 l/m (28.89 US gal/ft) or 11,770,000 l/ha (1,258,291 US gal/ac) less. About 2/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.9° lower in Kingston than in Direction Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2.8% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.4°C (0.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) 1 (+2) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) 1 (+2) +1 (+2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +1 (+1) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) -1 (-1) +0 (+0)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) 0 (0) -2 (-4) -1 (-1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -117 (-5) -178 (-7) -206 (-8) -227 (-9) -63 (-2) -115 (-5) -170 (-7) -30 (-1) -8 (0) +84 (+3) -55 (-2) -92 (-4) -1177 (-46)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -3 ( -10) -8 ( -28) -9 ( -29) -8 ( -27) -4 ( -13) -3 ( -10) -4 ( -13) -2 ( -6) +3 (+10) +6 (+19) -1 ( -3) -2 ( -6)   -35 ( -10)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 34' -0h 58' -0h 10' +0h 40' +1h 23' +1h 45' +1h 35' +0h 59' +0h 09' -0h 42' -1h 24' -1h 45'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -29.5 -24.8 -5.2 +18 +29.8 +30 +29.7 +18.2 -4.6 -25 -29.6 -30   -1.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +1 +0 -1 -3 -5 -6 -6 -8 -3 +2 -3 -1   -2.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -1.8 (-3) -2.4 (-4) -2.1 (-4) -1.6 (-3) -0.6 (-1) +0.7 (+1) +0.6 (+1) +0.1 (+0) +1.3 (+2) +1.9 (+3) +0.3 (+1) -0.7 (-1) -0.4 (-1)

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