Cairns Weather


Cairns Forecast

Today 29°C
Tonight 24°C
showers

Now

26.8°C rising
Updated at 11:40 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Tuesday Cloudy. Very high chance of showers and rain areas. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible north of Cairns. Winds E 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 25 to 30.

Currently at Cairns

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Temperature 26.8°C rising
Dew Point 23.1°C falling
Feels Like 28.1°C
Relative Humidity 80%
Wind icon
SSW 20km/h rising
Wind Gusts 24km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 3.1
Rain since 9am/last hr 1.4mm / -

Sun on Tue

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Sunrise sunrise
06:21 EST
Sunset sunset
18:29 EST

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 26.8°C
Mareeba Ap 24.6°C
Low Isles 24.7°C

Fire Danger Rating

MODERATE

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

12pm

Heavy shower
29°C

3pm

Chance shower
28°C

6pm

Chance shower
27°C

9pm

Chance shower
26°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

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Qld - Tue 11:35 EST
Moderate Flood Warning for the Daintree River and Flood Warning for the Mossman River

Qld - Tue 11:06 EST
Tropical Cyclone Warning for Pormpuraaw to Mapoon & Orford Ness to Cape Melville, inculding Lockhart River. Watch Cape Melville to Cape York

Qld - Mon 12:30 EST
Initial Flood Watch for catchments north of Cairns to Kowanyama

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Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Tue
Mar 19
Wed
Mar 20
Thu
Mar 21
Fri
Mar 22
Sat
Mar 23
Sun
Mar 24
Mon
Mar 25

Showers

Possible thunderstorm

Possible thunderstorm

Possible thunderstorm

Possible thunderstorm

Possible thunderstorm

Possible thunderstorm
Maximum 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 31°C 31°C
Minimum 24°C 24°C 23°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C
Chance of Rain 90% 70% 80% 80% 80% 90% 80%
Rain Amount 20-40mm 10-20mm 20-40mm 20-40mm 5-10mm 10-20mm 1-5mm
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 20
km/h
24
km/h
17
km/h
21
km/h
15
km/h
20
km/h
16
km/h
19
km/h
14
km/h
17
km/h
12
km/h
17
km/h
13
km/h
18
km/h
Wind Direction SE 20km/h
SE
SE 24km/h
SE
ESE 17km/h
ESE
ESE 21km/h
ESE
SE 15km/h
SE
SE 20km/h
SE
ESE 16km/h
ESE
ESE 19km/h
ESE
ESE 14km/h
ESE
ESE 17km/h
ESE
SE 12km/h
SE
ESE 17km/h
ESE
SE 13km/h
SE
ESE 18km/h
ESE
Relative Humidity 84% 82% 79% 77% 83% 84% 84% 84% 83% 80% 81% 77% 81% 74%
Dew Point 25°C 25°C 23°C 24°C 23°C 25°C 24°C 25°C 24°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 24°C 25°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Tuesday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon rise moon set Full moon Last quarter New moon First quarter
first light
05:59 EST
sunrise
06:21 EST
sunset
18:29 EST
last light
18:51 EST
moon
rise
Tue 17:15 EST
set
Wed 05:12 EST
moon
Thu
Mar 21
moon
Thu
Mar 28
moon
Fri
Apr 5
moon
Sat
Apr 13

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Tue
Mar 19
24°C - 120mm
Mon
Mar 18
23.9°C 28°C 17.0mm
Sun
Mar 17
24.3°C 31.4°C 3.2mm
Sat
Mar 16
23.7°C 32.0°C 0.0mm
Fri
Mar 15
23.3°C 31.9°C 0.0mm

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Mar
1252.8mm
56.5 Day(s)
Total For 2019
1339.6mm
55 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2018
1435.8mm
52 Day(s)
Wettest Day
276.8mm
Jan 27
Lowest Temperature
20.6°C
Jan 4
Highest Temperature
39.5°C
Feb 21

Cairns Ap Almanac

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March Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
22.4°C
12th
Lowest On Record
17.7°C
31st 2009
Average This Month
23.7°C
+0.6°C
Long-term Average
23.1°C
March Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
32.4°C
14th
Highest On Record
37.7°C
18th 1993
Average This Month
30.9°C
+0.3°C
Long-term Average
30.6°C
March Rainfall
Wettest This Month
80.0mm
19th
Total This Month
172.2mm
13 Day(s)
Long-term Average
415.5mm
19.2 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
1127.5mm
1945
Driest On Record
27.8mm
1993
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