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Cairns Forecast

Today 31°C
Tonight 23°C
possible_thunderstorm

Now

24.9°C rising
Updated at 11:30 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Wednesday Cloudy. Very high chance of showers and thunderstorms, becoming less likely this evening. Possible heavy falls in thunderstorms. Winds E/SE 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 24 to 31.

Currently at Cairns

24-hour graph
Temperature 24.9°C rising
Dew Point 23.0°C falling
Feels Like 24.9°C
Relative Humidity 89%
Wind icon
S 14km/h rising
Wind Gusts 24km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 1.9
Rain since 9am/last hr 10.8mm / -

Sun on Wed

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

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 24.4°C
Mareeba Ap 22.6°C
Low Isles 24.9°C

Fire Danger Rating

MODERATE

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

12pm

Chance shower or storm
28°C

3pm

Intermittent rain
29°C

6pm

Slight chance shower
27°C

9pm

Slight chance shower
25°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

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Qld - Wed 11:05 EST
Cancellation of Severe Thunderstorm Warning (Heavy Rain) North Tropical Coast and Tablelands

Qld - Wed 09:20 EST
Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

National Forecast

Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Wed
Jan 17
Thu
Jan 18
Fri
Jan 19
Sat
Jan 20
Sun
Jan 21
Mon
Jan 22
Tue
Jan 23

Possible thunderstorm

Possible shower

Possible shower

Mostly sunny

Late shower

Possible shower

Possible shower
Maximum 31°C 32°C 32°C 33°C 32°C 32°C 32°C
Minimum 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C
Chance of Rain 90% 70% 40% 30% 40% 80% 90%
Rain Amount 10-20mm 10-20mm 1-5mm < 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 26
km/h
34
km/h
25
km/h
31
km/h
23
km/h
31
km/h
19
km/h
27
km/h
19
km/h
26
km/h
18
km/h
23
km/h
15
km/h
21
km/h
Wind Direction SE 26km/h
SE
SE 34km/h
SE
SE 25km/h
SE
SE 31km/h
SE
SE 23km/h
SE
SE 31km/h
SE
SSE 19km/h
SSE
SE 27km/h
SE
SSE 19km/h
SSE
SE 26km/h
SE
SE 18km/h
SE
SE 23km/h
SE
SSE 15km/h
SSE
SE 21km/h
SE
Relative Humidity 79% 67% 70% 66% 74% 63% 63% 53% 63% 55% 67% 60% 75% 64%
Dew Point 23°C 23°C 22°C 24°C 23°C 24°C 21°C 21°C 22°C 22°C 22°C 23°C 24°C 24°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Wednesday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise First quarter Full moon Last quarter New moon
first light
05:33 EST
sunrise
05:57 EST
sunset
18:57 EST
last light
19:21 EST
moon
set
Wed 19:02 EST
rise
Thu 06:39 EST
moon
Thu
Jan 25
moon
Thu
Feb 1
moon
Thu
Feb 8
moon
Fri
Feb 16

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Wed
Jan 17
22°C - 129mm
Tue
Jan 16
23°C 32°C 22mm
Mon
Jan 15
23.0°C 34°C 0.0mm
Sun
Jan 14
20.3°C 32.3°C 0.0mm
Sat
Jan 13
21.2°C 32.4°C 0.0mm

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Jan
390.2mm
18.5 Day(s)
Total For 2018
375.4mm
10 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2017
319.4mm
15 Day(s)
Wettest Day
142.4mm
Jan 17
Lowest Temperature
20.8°C
Jan 14
Highest Temperature
36.3°C
Jan 4

Cairns Ap Almanac

full climatology
January Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
20.8°C
14th
Lowest On Record
18.2°C
10th 1943
Average This Month
23.7°C
+0.0°C
Long-term Average
23.7°C
January Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
36.3°C
4th
Highest On Record
40.4°C
29th 1967
Average This Month
32.9°C
+1.4°C
Long-term Average
31.5°C
January Rainfall
Wettest This Month
142.4mm
17th
Total This Month
375.4mm
10 Day(s)
Long-term Average
390.2mm
18.5 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
1417.4mm
1981
Driest On Record
86.1mm
1967
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