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Cairns Forecast

Tonight 22°C
Tomorrow 31°C
mostly_sunny

Now

24.1°C falling
Updated at 20:00 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Monday Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower, most likely near the coast. Light winds becoming E 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 32.
Tuesday Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming E 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Currently at Cairns

24-hour graph
Temperature 24.1°C falling
Dew Point 21.0°C falling
Feels Like 24.1°C
Relative Humidity 83%
Wind icon
SSW 7km/h falling
Wind Gusts 9km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 1.9
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Mon

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Sunrise sunrise
05:44 EST
Sunset sunset
18:19 EST

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 23.8°C
Mareeba Ap 21.2°C
Low Isles 25.4°C

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

9pm

Mostly clear
23°C

12am

Mostly clear
22°C

3am

Mostly clear
22°C

6am

Mostly clear
22°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

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National Forecast

Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Mon
Oct 23
Tue
Oct 24
Wed
Oct 25
Thu
Oct 26
Fri
Oct 27
Sat
Oct 28
Sun
Oct 29

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Sunny

Sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny
Maximum 31°C 31°C 30°C 31°C 31°C 32°C 32°C
Minimum 21°C 22°C 21°C 21°C 20°C 20°C 21°C
Chance of Rain 40% 10% 10% 5% 5% 10% 10%
Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
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 11
km/h
19
km/h
14
km/h
22
km/h
19
km/h
22
km/h
16
km/h
19
km/h
8
km/h
14
km/h
7
km/h
15
km/h
10
km/h
16
km/h
Wind Direction SE 11km/h
SE
ESE 19km/h
ESE
SE 14km/h
SE
ESE 22km/h
ESE
SE 19km/h
SE
ESE 22km/h
ESE
SE 16km/h
SE
ESE 19km/h
ESE
E 8km/h
E
ENE 14km/h
ENE
ENE 7km/h
ENE
ENE 15km/h
ENE
ESE 10km/h
ESE
E 16km/h
E
Relative Humidity 70% 65% 64% 55% 60% 53% 58% 47% 57% 46% 58% 52% 64% 57%
Dew Point 20°C 20°C 20°C 21°C 20°C 20°C 18°C 17°C 19°C 18°C 19°C 20°C 21°C 22°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Tuesday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise First quarter Full moon Last quarter New moon
first light
05:21 EST
sunrise
05:44 EST
sunset
18:19 EST
last light
18:41 EST
moon
set
Mon 21:14 EST
rise
Tue 08:52 EST
moon
Sat
Oct 28
moon
Sat
Nov 4
moon
Sat
Nov 11
moon
Sat
Nov 18

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Mon
Oct 23
21°C 30°C 6mm
Sun
Oct 22
20.7°C 27°C 14.2mm
Sat
Oct 21
22.3°C 28.0°C 6.0mm
Fri
Oct 20
19.2°C 27.1°C 13.6mm
Thu
Oct 19
18.6°C 26.0°C 121.2mm

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Oct
1725.5mm
130.8 Day(s)
Total For 2017
1557.0mm
131 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2016
1390.2mm
147 Day(s)
Wettest Day
135.2mm
Oct 19
Lowest Temperature
12.6°C
Jun 8
Highest Temperature
36.2°C
Mar 28

Cairns Ap Almanac

full climatology
October Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
18.6°C
19th
Lowest On Record
12.4°C
1st 1946
Average This Month
21.8°C
+1.2°C
Long-term Average
20.6°C
October Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
31.9°C
5th
Highest On Record
36.0°C
24th 2002
Average This Month
29.9°C
+0.4°C
Long-term Average
29.5°C
October Rainfall
Wettest This Month
135.2mm
19th
Total This Month
185.2mm
8 Day(s)
Long-term Average
47.4mm
8.4 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
394.4mm
2011
Driest On Record
0.0mm
1962
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Weather News

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The Storms in Sydney on Sunday

14:23 EDT

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Spring heat returns to Sydney

13:35 EDT

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