Fairfax Media Network

Cairns Mc Weather


Cairns Forecast

Today 31°C
Tonight 22°C
late_shower

Now

27.8°C rising
Updated at 10:20 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Wednesday Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early this morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming E 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 26 to 31.

Currently at Cairns

24-hour graph
Temperature 27.8°C rising
Dew Point 22.1°C rising
Feels Like 30.4°C
Relative Humidity 71%
Wind icon
S 11km/h steady
Wind Gusts 17km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 3.5
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Wed

more
Sunrise sunrise
06:30 EST
Sunset sunset
17:57 EST

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 28.5°C
Mareeba Ap 27.3°C
Low Isles 28.0°C
South Johnstone 27.5°C

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

12pm

Mostly clear
31°C

3pm

Mostly cloudy
30°C

6pm

Mostly cloudy
27°C

9pm

Mostly cloudy
25°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

view all
There are no warnings current.

Queensland Weather Update

This video is updated each morning and afternoon.

Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Wed
May 4
Thu
May 5
Fri
May 6
Sat
May 7
Sun
May 8
Mon
May 9
Tue
May 10

Late shower

Mostly sunny

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower
Maximum 31°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 30°C
Minimum 22°C 22°C 23°C 22°C 22°C 22°C 22°C
Chance of Rain 40% 30% 60% 90% 40% 30% 30%
Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm
UV Index Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High
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 10
km/h
20
km/h
14
km/h
21
km/h
14
km/h
22
km/h
15
km/h
22
km/h
12
km/h
17
km/h
6
km/h
16
km/h
7
km/h
16
km/h
Wind Direction SSE 10km/h
SSE
ESE 20km/h
ESE
SE 14km/h
SE
ESE 21km/h
ESE
SE 14km/h
SE
ESE 22km/h
ESE
SE 15km/h
SE
ESE 22km/h
ESE
SE 12km/h
SE
E 17km/h
E
SE 6km/h
SE
E 16km/h
E
ESE 7km/h
ESE
ENE 16km/h
ENE
Relative Humidity 79% 66% 81% 65% 80% 70% 81% 70% 81% 70% 79% 68% 77% 67%
Dew Point 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 22°C 24°C 23°C 24°C 22°C 23°C 22°C 23°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Wednesday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
first light
06:08 EST
sunrise
06:30 EST
sunset
17:57 EST
last light
18:20 EST
moon
set
Wed 15:56 EST
rise
Thu 04:33 EST
moon
Sat
May 7
moon
Sat
May 14
moon
Sun
May 22
moon
Sun
May 29

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Wed
May 4
21°C - 0.0mm
Tue
May 3
21.1°C 31°C 0.2mm
Mon
May 2
- 31.0°C -
Sun
May 1
24.6°C - 0.0mm
Sat
Apr 30
- 30.1°C -

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To May
1557.1mm
88.3 Day(s)
Total For 2016
831.4mm
67 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2015
1131.4mm
62 Day(s)
Wettest Day
118.0mm
Jan 28
Lowest Temperature
19.8°C
Feb 14
Highest Temperature
37.9°C
Feb 17

Cairns Ap Almanac

full climatology
May Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
21.3°C
3rd
Lowest On Record
10.1°C
26th 1953
Average This Month
23.0°C
+3.1°C
Long-term Average
19.9°C
May Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
31.3°C
2nd
Highest On Record
31.3°C
29th 1958
Average This Month
30.5°C
+2.9°C
Long-term Average
27.6°C
May Rainfall
Wettest This Month
2.2mm
1st
Total This Month
2.6mm
3 Day(s)
Long-term Average
91.4mm
13.8 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
322.3mm
1964
Driest On Record
3.2mm
2001
Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Snowfall on Mt Wellington, Miena heralds winter in Tasmania

09:28 EST

Hobart woke up to a chilly surprise this morning, with a light covering of snow dusting Mt Wellington and Miena.

Victoria weather: Strong winds hit Melbourne, southern parts of state as cold front moves through

21:31 EST

A deep cold front has swept through Melbourne and parts of southern Victoria, uprooting trees and damaging buildings with wind gusts of more than 100 kilometres per hour (kph).

Dry season storm dumps heavy rain on Darwin

18:23 EST

A 90-minute downpour has seen Darwin record more than twice as much rain as usual for the entire month of May.