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Cairns Forecast

This morning 20°C
Today 28°C
possible_shower

Now

22.6°C rising
Updated at 07:40 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Friday Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight chance elsewhere. Winds SE 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 21 to 28.

Currently at Cairns

24-hour graph
Temperature 22.6°C rising
Dew Point 18.2°C falling
Feels Like 22.6°C
Relative Humidity 76%
Wind icon
SE 9km/h rising
Wind Gusts 11km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 2.4
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Fri

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Sunrise sunrise
06:37 EST
Sunset sunset
17:51 EST

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 22.8°C
Mareeba Ap 18.7°C
Low Isles 23.7°C

Fire Danger Rating

MODERATE

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

9am

Chance shower
24°C

12pm

Mostly cloudy
27°C

3pm

Mostly clear
27°C

6pm

Mostly clear
23°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

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Qld - Fri 06:53 EST
Strong Wind Warning for the Following Areas: Mackay Coast and Capricornia Coast

National Forecast

Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Fri
May 25
Sat
May 26
Sun
May 27
Mon
May 28
Tue
May 29
Wed
May 30
Thu
May 31

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny
Maximum 28°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 28°C
Minimum 20°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 19°C 19°C
Chance of Rain 60% 50% 50% 70% 30% 30% 5%
Rain Amount < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
UV Index High Very High Very High 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 20
km/h
28
km/h
26
km/h
31
km/h
23
km/h
28
km/h
21
km/h
28
km/h
21
km/h
29
km/h
24
km/h
31
km/h
25
km/h
33
km/h
Wind Direction SE 20km/h
SE
SE 28km/h
SE
SSE 26km/h
SSE
SSE 31km/h
SSE
SSE 23km/h
SSE
SE 28km/h
SE
SSE 21km/h
SSE
SSE 28km/h
SSE
SSE 21km/h
SSE
SSE 29km/h
SSE
SSE 24km/h
SSE
SSE 31km/h
SSE
SSE 25km/h
SSE
SSE 33km/h
SSE
Relative Humidity 73% 63% 76% 65% 77% 64% 78% 64% 78% 62% 71% 61% 66% 50%
Dew Point 19°C 20°C 19°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 19°C 19°C 18°C 19°C 17°C 16°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Friday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon rise moon set Full moon Last quarter New moon First quarter
first light
06:13 EST
sunrise
06:37 EST
sunset
17:51 EST
last light
18:14 EST
moon
rise
Fri 14:58 EST
set
Sat 03:24 EST
moon
Wed
May 30
moon
Thu
Jun 7
moon
Thu
Jun 14
moon
Wed
Jun 20

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Thu
May 24
19.4°C 27°C 0.0mm
Wed
May 23
19.6°C 27.2°C 0.0mm
Tue
May 22
21.5°C 26.2°C 0.0mm
Mon
May 21
21.4°C 26.7°C 0.0mm
Sun
May 20
21.7°C 25.3°C 3.0mm

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To May
1540.3mm
88.0 Day(s)
Total For 2018
1907.6mm
87 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2017
1235.4mm
94 Day(s)
Wettest Day
217.6mm
Mar 26
Lowest Temperature
15.3°C
May 15
Highest Temperature
36.3°C
Jan 4

Cairns Ap Almanac

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May Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
15.3°C
15th
Lowest On Record
10.1°C
26th 1953
Average This Month
20.7°C
+0.8°C
Long-term Average
19.9°C
May Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
30.6°C
11th
Highest On Record
31.3°C
29th 1958
Average This Month
28.5°C
+0.8°C
Long-term Average
27.7°C
May Rainfall
Wettest This Month
12.4mm
2nd
Total This Month
24.0mm
10 Day(s)
Long-term Average
91.5mm
13.8 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
322.3mm
1964
Driest On Record
3.2mm
2001
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