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Cairns Forecast

This morning 24°C
Today 30°C
mostly_sunny

Now

20.7°C falling
Updated at 01:10 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Sunday Clear. Winds E 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Monday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds E 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day.

Currently at Cairns

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Temperature 20.7°C falling
Dew Point 17.7°C falling
Feels Like 20.7°C
Relative Humidity 83%
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Calm falling
Wind Gusts 0km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 1.4
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Mon

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Sunrise sunrise
05:35 EST
Sunset sunset
18:41 EST

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 24.1°C
Mareeba Ap 20.1°C
Low Isles 27.1°C

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

3am

Mostly clear
25°C

6am

Mostly clear
24°C

9am

Mostly clear
29°C

12pm

Mostly clear
30°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

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

National Forecast

Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Mon
Dec 5
Tue
Dec 6
Wed
Dec 7
Thu
Dec 8
Fri
Dec 9
Sat
Dec 10
Sun
Dec 11

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower
Maximum 30°C 33°C 32°C 33°C 33°C 32°C 32°C
Minimum 24°C 24°C 23°C 24°C 24°C 23°C 24°C
Chance of Rain 40% 30% 60% 40% 50% 70% 90%
Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm
UV Index 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 24
km/h
27
km/h
23
km/h
25
km/h
18
km/h
22
km/h
18
km/h
22
km/h
15
km/h
21
km/h
18
km/h
24
km/h
21
km/h
25
km/h
Wind Direction SE 24km/h
SE
SE 27km/h
SE
SE 23km/h
SE
SE 25km/h
SE
SE 18km/h
SE
ESE 22km/h
ESE
ESE 18km/h
ESE
E 22km/h
E
E 15km/h
E
E 21km/h
E
ESE 18km/h
ESE
ESE 24km/h
ESE
SE 21km/h
SE
ESE 25km/h
ESE
Relative Humidity 58% 53% 59% 55% 55% 53% 66% 56% 63% 58% 67% 63% 66% 62%
Dew Point 20°C 19°C 22°C 22°C 20°C 21°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 23°C 23°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Monday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon rise moon set First quarter Full moon Last quarter New moon
first light
05:11 EST
sunrise
05:35 EST
sunset
18:41 EST
last light
19:04 EST
moon
rise
Mon 10:10 EST
set
Mon 23:08 EST
moon
Wed
Dec 7
moon
Wed
Dec 14
moon
Wed
Dec 21
moon
Thu
Dec 29

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Sun
Dec 4
16.1°C 33°C 0.0mm
Sat
Dec 3
13.4°C 33.6°C 0.0mm
Fri
Dec 2
- 33.6°C 0.0mm
Thu
Dec 1
- - -
Wed
Nov 30
17.8°C - 2.0mm

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Dec
2007.6mm
154.8 Day(s)
Total For 2016
1337.6mm
147 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2015
1566.0mm
148 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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December Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
18.0°C
3rd
Lowest On Record
17.1°C
13th 1972
Average This Month
20.4°C
-3.0°C
Long-term Average
23.4°C
December Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
34.0°C
4th
Highest On Record
40.5°C
20th 1995
Average This Month
32.7°C
+1.2°C
Long-term Average
31.5°C
December Rainfall
Wettest This Month
0.0mm
1st
Total This Month
0.0mm
0 Day(s)
Long-term Average
175.9mm
13.8 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
919.4mm
1973
Driest On Record
9.0mm
1951
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