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Cairns Forecast

Today 34°C
Tonight 23°C
mostly_sunny

Now

32.5°C rising
Updated at 12:40 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Thursday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north during the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming E 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.

Currently at Cairns

24-hour graph
Temperature 32.5°C rising
Dew Point 21.4°C falling
Feels Like 35.8°C
Relative Humidity 52%
Wind icon
NE 12km/h rising
Wind Gusts 19km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 8.4
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Thu

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Sunrise sunrise
05:58 EST
Sunset sunset
18:57 EST

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 30.9°C
Mareeba Ap 31.4°C
Low Isles 33.5°C

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

3pm

Clear
33°C

6pm

Clear
30°C

9pm

Clear
27°C

12am

Mostly clear
25°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

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National Forecast

Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

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

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower
Maximum 34°C 34°C 34°C 34°C 33°C 32°C 32°C
Minimum 24°C 23°C 24°C 24°C 25°C 25°C 25°C
Chance of Rain 5% 10% 10% 40% 70% 70% 90%
Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 10-20mm
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 9
km/h
19
km/h
6
km/h
17
km/h
5
km/h
15
km/h
5
km/h
18
km/h
9
km/h
18
km/h
12
km/h
22
km/h
17
km/h
24
km/h
Wind Direction S 9km/h
S
ESE 19km/h
ESE
SW 6km/h
SW
E 17km/h
E
W 5km/h
W
ENE 15km/h
ENE
NW 5km/h
NW
E 18km/h
E
ESE 9km/h
ESE
E 18km/h
E
SE 12km/h
SE
SE 22km/h
SE
SE 17km/h
SE
SE 24km/h
SE
Relative Humidity 64% 53% 58% 52% 59% 52% 61% 54% 68% 62% 72% 64% 71% 65%
Dew Point 22°C 23°C 21°C 23°C 22°C 23°C 22°C 23°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Thursday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon rise moon set Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon
first light
05:34 EST
sunrise
05:58 EST
sunset
18:57 EST
last light
19:21 EST
moon
rise
Thu 23:55 EST
set
Fri 12:34 EST
moon
Fri
Jan 20
moon
Sat
Jan 28
moon
Sat
Feb 4
moon
Sat
Feb 11

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Thu
Jan 19
22°C - 0.4mm
Wed
Jan 18
24.3°C 32°C 7.6mm
Tue
Jan 17
24.6°C 32.9°C 12.6mm
Mon
Jan 16
23.0°C 32.6°C 7.4mm
Sun
Jan 15
24.5°C 32.9°C 10.0mm

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Jan
394.3mm
18.4 Day(s)
Total For 2017
360.2mm
17 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2016
25.0mm
10 Day(s)
Wettest Day
77.8mm
Jan 11
Lowest Temperature
22.6°C
Jan 19
Highest Temperature
33.4°C
Jan 2

Cairns Ap Almanac

full climatology
January Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
22.6°C
19th
Lowest On Record
18.2°C
10th 1943
Average This Month
24.5°C
+0.8°C
Long-term Average
23.7°C
January Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
33.4°C
2nd
Highest On Record
40.4°C
29th 1967
Average This Month
31.8°C
+0.3°C
Long-term Average
31.5°C
January Rainfall
Wettest This Month
77.8mm
11th
Total This Month
360.2mm
17 Day(s)
Long-term Average
394.3mm
18.4 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
1417.4mm
1981
Driest On Record
86.1mm
1967
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