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Cairns Forecast

Tonight 24°C
Tomorrow 33°C
mostly_sunny

Now

25.7°C steady
Updated at 22:30 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Tuesday Mostly clear. Winds E 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Wednesday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds E 20 to 30 km/h.

Currently at Cairns

24-hour graph
Temperature 25.7°C steady
Dew Point 20.7°C steady
Feels Like 27.0°C
Relative Humidity 74%
Wind icon
S 11km/h steady
Wind Gusts 17km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 3.0
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Tue

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

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 25.8°C
Mareeba Ap 21.8°C
Low Isles 27.0°C

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

12am

Mostly cloudy
25°C

3am

Mostly cloudy
25°C

6am

Mostly clear
24°C

9am

Mostly cloudy
30°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

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Qld - Tue 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 Tue
Dec 6
Wed
Dec 7
Thu
Dec 8
Fri
Dec 9
Sat
Dec 10
Sun
Dec 11
Mon
Dec 12

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Possible shower

Sunny

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower
Maximum 33°C 33°C 32°C 33°C 32°C 32°C 31°C
Minimum 24°C 24°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 23°C 23°C
Chance of Rain 30% 80% 30% 20% 90% 80% 90%
Rain Amount < 1mm 1-5mm < 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 24
km/h
24
km/h
17
km/h
20
km/h
17
km/h
20
km/h
12
km/h
19
km/h
16
km/h
24
km/h
22
km/h
25
km/h
24
km/h
26
km/h
Wind Direction SE 24km/h
SE
ESE 24km/h
ESE
ESE 17km/h
ESE
ESE 20km/h
ESE
ESE 17km/h
ESE
E 20km/h
E
E 12km/h
E
E 19km/h
E
ESE 16km/h
ESE
ESE 24km/h
ESE
SE 22km/h
SE
ESE 25km/h
ESE
SE 24km/h
SE
SE 26km/h
SE
Relative Humidity 55% 53% 59% 61% 68% 59% 62% 61% 67% 61% 70% 65% 68% 66%
Dew Point 21°C 20°C 22°C 24°C 24°C 23°C 22°C 24°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 22°C 23°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Wednesday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise Full moon Last quarter New moon First quarter
first light
05:12 EST
sunrise
05:36 EST
sunset
18:42 EST
last light
19:06 EST
moon
set
Tue 23:53 EST
rise
Wed 11:57 EST
moon
Wed
Dec 14
moon
Wed
Dec 21
moon
Thu
Dec 29
moon
Fri
Jan 6

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Tue
Dec 6
21.4°C 34°C 0.0mm
Mon
Dec 5
17.5°C 32.5°C 0.0mm
Sun
Dec 4
16.1°C 32.9°C 0.0mm
Sat
Dec 3
13.4°C 33.6°C 0.0mm
Fri
Dec 2
- 33.6°C 0.0mm

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
1566.2mm
149 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
21.7°C
-1.7°C
Long-term Average
23.4°C
December Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
33.8°C
4th
Highest On Record
40.5°C
20th 1995
Average This Month
32.8°C
+1.3°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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15:50 EDT

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