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Cairns Forecast

This morning 20°C
Today 28°C
possible_shower

Now

22.6°C steady
Updated at 08:50 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers near the coast, slight chance elsewhere. Winds SE 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 21 to 28.

Currently at Cairns

24-hour graph
Temperature 22.6°C steady
Dew Point 19.9°C rising
Feels Like 22.6°C
Relative Humidity 85%
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SSE 18km/h rising
Wind Gusts 20km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 2.2
Rain since 9am/last hr 5.8mm / -

Sun on Sat

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Sunrise sunrise
06:37 EST
Sunset sunset
17:51 EST

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 23.0°C
Mareeba Ap 21.4°C
Low Isles 23.3°C

Fire Danger Rating

MODERATE

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

12pm

Slight chance shower
27°C

3pm

Mostly clear
27°C

6pm

Mostly clear
24°C

9pm

Mostly clear
22°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

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National Forecast

Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Sat
May 26
Sun
May 27
Mon
May 28
Tue
May 29
Wed
May 30
Thu
May 31
Fri
Jun 1

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Sunny
Maximum 28°C 28°C 28°C 27°C 28°C 27°C 26°C
Minimum 20°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 19°C 17°C
Chance of Rain 70% 60% 70% 50% 10% 50% 70%
Rain Amount 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
UV Index Very High Very High High High High
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 25
km/h
31
km/h
23
km/h
28
km/h
21
km/h
28
km/h
22
km/h
27
km/h
25
km/h
31
km/h
27
km/h
33
km/h
27
km/h
31
km/h
Wind Direction SSE 25km/h
SSE
SSE 31km/h
SSE
SSE 23km/h
SSE
SSE 28km/h
SSE
SSE 21km/h
SSE
SSE 28km/h
SSE
SSE 22km/h
SSE
SSE 27km/h
SSE
SSE 25km/h
SSE
SSE 31km/h
SSE
SSE 27km/h
SSE
SSE 33km/h
SSE
SSE 27km/h
SSE
SSE 31km/h
SSE
Relative Humidity 76% 65% 77% 65% 79% 67% 77% 63% 72% 54% 62% 52% 55% 47%
Dew Point 19°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 21°C 19°C 19°C 18°C 17°C 16°C 16°C 12°C 13°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Saturday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon rise moon set Full moon Last quarter New moon First quarter
first light
06:14 EST
sunrise
06:37 EST
sunset
17:51 EST
last light
18:14 EST
moon
rise
Sat 15:38 EST
set
Sun 04:16 EST
moon
Wed
May 30
moon
Thu
Jun 7
moon
Thu
Jun 14
moon
Wed
Jun 20

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Fri
May 25
20.1°C 26°C 0.0mm
Thu
May 24
19.4°C 26.6°C 0.0mm
Wed
May 23
19.6°C 27.2°C 0.0mm
Tue
May 22
21.5°C 26.2°C 0.0mm
Mon
May 21
21.4°C 26.7°C 0.0mm

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To May
1540.3mm
88.0 Day(s)
Total For 2018
1907.6mm
87 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2017
1235.4mm
94 Day(s)
Wettest Day
217.6mm
Mar 26
Lowest Temperature
15.3°C
May 15
Highest Temperature
36.3°C
Jan 4

Cairns Ap Almanac

full climatology
May Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
15.3°C
15th
Lowest On Record
10.1°C
26th 1953
Average This Month
20.7°C
+0.8°C
Long-term Average
19.9°C
May Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
30.6°C
11th
Highest On Record
31.3°C
29th 1958
Average This Month
28.4°C
+0.7°C
Long-term Average
27.7°C
May Rainfall
Wettest This Month
12.4mm
2nd
Total This Month
24.0mm
10 Day(s)
Long-term Average
91.5mm
13.8 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
322.3mm
1964
Driest On Record
3.2mm
2001
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11:00 EST

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23:06 EST

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