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Cairns Forecast

Tonight 24°C
Tomorrow 31°C
thunderstorms

Now

23.9°C falling
Updated at 23:30 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Wednesday Partly cloudy. Very high chance of showers and gusty thunderstorms. Some heavy falls likely with thunderstorms. Light winds becoming W/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.
Thursday Cloudy. Very high chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Currently at Cairns

24-hour graph
Temperature 23.9°C falling
Dew Point 22.7°C falling
Feels Like 23.9°C
Relative Humidity 93%
Wind icon
S 9km/h rising
Wind Gusts 13km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 1.4
Rain since 9am/last hr 2.6mm / -

Sun on Tue

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Sunrise sunrise
06:14 EST
Sunset sunset
18:48 EST

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 27.0°C
Mareeba Ap 23.6°C
Low Isles 28.0°C

Fire Danger Rating

MODERATE

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

12am

Slight chance storm
27°C

3am

Chance shower or storm
25°C

6am

Mostly clear
24°C

9am

Mostly clear
29°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

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Qld - Tue 22:30 EST
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Queensland. Severe storms may produce hail greater than 2cm, winds stronger than 90km/h & flash flooding

Qld - Tue 22:00 EST
Strong Wind Warning for the Following Areas: Fraser Island Coast, Sunshine Coast Waters, Moreton Bay and Gold Coast Waters

National Forecast

Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Tue
Feb 20
Wed
Feb 21
Thu
Feb 22
Fri
Feb 23
Sat
Feb 24
Sun
Feb 25
Mon
Feb 26

Late shower

Thunder-
storms

Possible thunderstorm

Possible thunderstorm

Showers

Possible shower

Possible shower
Maximum 33°C 31°C 30°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 30°C
Minimum 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C
Chance of Rain 70% 80% 80% 90% 80% 90% 90%
Rain Amount 5-10mm 10-20mm 10-20mm 10-20mm 20-40mm 20-40mm 40-80mm
UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
Frost Risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
  9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
Wind Speed 8
km/h
14
km/h
8
km/h
13
km/h
8
km/h
12
km/h
9
km/h
16
km/h
9
km/h
16
km/h
10
km/h
15
km/h
10
km/h
15
km/h
Wind Direction WNW 8km/h
WNW
NNE 14km/h
NNE
WNW 8km/h
WNW
NNE 13km/h
NNE
SSE 8km/h
SSE
ENE 12km/h
ENE
NE 9km/h
NE
NE 16km/h
NE
NE 9km/h
NE
NNE 16km/h
NNE
NE 10km/h
NE
NE 15km/h
NE
NNE 10km/h
NNE
NE 15km/h
NE
Relative Humidity 78% 69% 75% 77% 82% 83% 82% 83% 83% 82% 82% 78% 83% 80%
Dew Point 25°C 25°C 24°C 25°C 25°C 26°C 24°C 25°C 25°C 26°C 24°C 25°C 25°C 25°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Wednesday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon rise moon set First quarter Full moon Last quarter New moon
first light
05:52 EST
sunrise
06:14 EST
sunset
18:47 EST
last light
19:09 EST
moon
rise
Wed 10:33 EST
set
Wed 22:35 EST
moon
Fri
Feb 23
moon
Fri
Mar 2
moon
Fri
Mar 9
moon
Sun
Mar 18

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Tue
Feb 20
24°C 33°C 0.0mm
Mon
Feb 19
23.5°C 33°C 0.0mm
Sun
Feb 18
22.5°C 33.0°C 35.2mm
Sat
Feb 17
23.4°C 33.3°C 0.0mm
Fri
Feb 16
- 34.7°C -

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Feb
837.3mm
37.3 Day(s)
Total For 2018
877.0mm
31 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2017
749.6mm
33 Day(s)
Wettest Day
142.4mm
Jan 17
Lowest Temperature
19.6°C
Feb 12
Highest Temperature
36.3°C
Jan 4

Cairns Ap Almanac

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February Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
19.6°C
12th
Lowest On Record
17.9°C
1st 1975
Average This Month
23.0°C
-0.8°C
Long-term Average
23.8°C
February Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
33.6°C
17th
Highest On Record
38.9°C
12th 1969
Average This Month
31.0°C
-0.2°C
Long-term Average
31.2°C
February Rainfall
Wettest This Month
71.6mm
6th
Total This Month
212.4mm
9 Day(s)
Long-term Average
447.1mm
18.8 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
1287.0mm
2000
Driest On Record
30.4mm
1990
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