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

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  • The distance between Yakushima, Japan and West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands, Australia is approximately 5,958 km or 3,703 mi.
  • To reach Yakushima in this distance one would set out from West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands bearing 36.6° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Yakushima bearing 42.6° or NE .
  • Yakushima has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) whereas West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • The average annual temperature is 7.5 °C (13.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.3 °C (25.7°F) more in Yakushima. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 2352.2 mm (92.6 in) more which is equivalent to 2352.2 l/m (57.73 US gal/ft) or 23,522,000 l/ha (2,514,658 US gal/ac) more. About 2 1/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 12.5° lower in Yakushima than in West Island, Cocos/ Keeling Islands.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Yakushima 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 Yakushima.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -16 (-28) -15 (-28) -13 (-23) -9 (-16) -5 (-10) -2 (-3) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) 0 (+0) -4 (-8) -9 (-15) -13 (-24) -7 (-12)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -16 (-29) -16 (-28) -13 (-24) -10 (-17) -6 (-12) -3 (-5) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) -1 (-1) -5 (-8) -9 (-16) -14 (-25) -8 (-14)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-30) -16 (-29) -14 (-25) -11 (-19) -8 (-14) -4 (-6) 0 (0) +0 (+1) -1 (-2) -5 (-10) -10 (-17) -14 (-26) -8 (-15)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +14 (+1) +132 (+5) +216 (+9) +200 (+8) +318 (+13) +416 (+16) +80 (+3) +121 (+5) +310 (+12) +237 (+9) +197 (+8) +111 (+4) +2352 (+93)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 21' -1h 28' -0h 16' +1h 00' +2h 05' +2h 37' +2h 23' +1h 28' +0h 13' -1h 03' -2h 07' -2h 37'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -42.2 -37.4 -17.8 +5.4 +22.1 +28.6 +22.7 +6.1 -16.7 -37.1 -42 -42.5   -12.5

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