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Cairns Forecast

Today 31°C
Tonight 23°C
clearing_shower

Now

28.7°C rising
Updated at 09:00 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm, manly inland. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending E/NE in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 29 to 34.

Currently at Cairns

24-hour graph
Temperature 28.7°C rising
Dew Point 23.8°C rising
Feels Like 33.0°C
Relative Humidity 75%
Wind icon
SE 3km/h rising
Wind Gusts 9km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 2.7
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.4mm / -

Sun on Fri

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Sunrise sunrise
06:00 EST
Sunset sunset
18:14 EST

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 29.0°C
Mareeba Ap 26.2°C
Low Isles 28.0°C

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

12pm

Chance shower or storm
31°C

3pm

Chance shower or storm
30°C

6pm

Slight chance shower
27°C

9pm

Slight chance shower
25°C

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Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Fri
Sep 30
Sat
Oct 1
Sun
Oct 2
Mon
Oct 3
Tue
Oct 4
Wed
Oct 5
Thu
Oct 6

Clearing shower

Possible shower

Mostly sunny

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower
Maximum 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 30°C 30°C 30°C
Minimum 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C
Chance of Rain 90% 50% 20% 40% 70% 90% 50%
Rain Amount 5-10mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 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 8
km/h
14
km/h
7
km/h
17
km/h
11
km/h
16
km/h
6
km/h
17
km/h
13
km/h
21
km/h
16
km/h
23
km/h
25
km/h
31
km/h
Wind Direction NNW 8km/h
NNW
ENE 14km/h
ENE
ENE 7km/h
ENE
ENE 17km/h
ENE
E 11km/h
E
ENE 16km/h
ENE
NE 6km/h
NE
NE 17km/h
NE
SE 13km/h
SE
SE 21km/h
SE
SE 16km/h
SE
SE 23km/h
SE
SE 25km/h
SE
SE 31km/h
SE
Relative Humidity 70% 71% 75% 69% 74% 65% 70% 63% 73% 66% 74% 70% 68% 55%
Dew Point 23°C 24°C 23°C 24°C 23°C 24°C 22°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 21°C 20°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Friday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
first light
05:38 EST
sunrise
06:00 EST
sunset
18:14 EST
last light
18:36 EST
moon
set
Fri 17:39 EST
rise
Sat 06:03 EST
moon
Sat
Oct 1
moon
Sun
Oct 9
moon
Sun
Oct 16
moon
Sun
Oct 23

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Thu
Sep 29
23.1°C 30°C 0.0mm
Wed
Sep 28
21.7°C 31.1°C 0.0mm
Tue
Sep 27
20.9°C 32.3°C 0.0mm
Mon
Sep 26
20.0°C 31.5°C 0.0mm
Sun
Sep 25
20.0°C 30.4°C 0.0mm

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Sep
1692.0mm
122.2 Day(s)
Total For 2016
1248.6mm
134 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2015
1391.4mm
115 Day(s)
Wettest Day
118.0mm
Jan 28
Lowest Temperature
13.7°C
Aug 5
Highest Temperature
37.9°C
Feb 17

Cairns Ap Almanac

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September Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
18.8°C
21st
Lowest On Record
11.1°C
3rd 1948
Average This Month
21.0°C
+2.3°C
Long-term Average
18.7°C
September Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
31.4°C
27th
Highest On Record
33.9°C
7th 1976
Average This Month
28.9°C
+0.8°C
Long-term Average
28.1°C
September Rainfall
Wettest This Month
16.6mm
13th
Total This Month
48.6mm
12 Day(s)
Long-term Average
33.4mm
7.5 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
103.2mm
1951
Driest On Record
0.0mm
1948
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