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Cairns Forecast

This morning 23°C
Today 33°C
mostly_sunny

Now

23.4°C falling
Updated at 00:00 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Monday Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower about the coast and ranges, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 35.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Winds E 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming E 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 36.

Currently at Cairns

24-hour graph
Temperature 23.4°C falling
Dew Point 21.5°C rising
Feels Like 23.4°C
Relative Humidity 89%
Wind icon
Calm falling
Wind Gusts 4km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 1.3
Rain since 9am/last hr 1.6mm / -

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 25.4°C
Mareeba Ap 22.1°C
Low Isles 26.8°C

Fire Danger Rating

HIGH

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

3am

Mostly clear
25°C

6am

Mostly clear
24°C

9am

Mostly clear
30°C

12pm

Mostly clear
32°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

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National Forecast

Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Mon
Dec 18
Tue
Dec 19
Wed
Dec 20
Thu
Dec 21
Fri
Dec 22
Sat
Dec 23
Sun
Dec 24

Mostly sunny

Clearing shower

Possible shower

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Sunny
Maximum 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C
Minimum 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 24°C
Chance of Rain 60% 20% 10% 30% 40% 60% 20%
Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 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 19
km/h
24
km/h
15
km/h
21
km/h
10
km/h
21
km/h
10
km/h
21
km/h
14
km/h
19
km/h
14
km/h
22
km/h
16
km/h
22
km/h
Wind Direction SSE 19km/h
SSE
ESE 24km/h
ESE
SSE 15km/h
SSE
ESE 21km/h
ESE
SSE 10km/h
SSE
ESE 21km/h
ESE
SE 10km/h
SE
ESE 21km/h
ESE
ESE 14km/h
ESE
ESE 19km/h
ESE
SE 14km/h
SE
ESE 22km/h
ESE
SE 16km/h
SE
ESE 22km/h
ESE
Relative Humidity 59% 55% 64% 56% 58% 50% 64% 53% 66% 60% 66% 57% 61% 52%
Dew Point 21°C 22°C 22°C 23°C 21°C 21°C 22°C 22°C 23°C 24°C 23°C 23°C 22°C 22°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise First quarter Full moon Last quarter New moon
first light
-
sunrise
-
sunset
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last light
-
moon
set
Mon 18:43 EST
rise
Tue 06:16 EST
moon
Tue
Dec 26
moon
Tue
Jan 2
moon
Tue
Jan 9
moon
Wed
Jan 17

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Sun
Dec 17
22°C 32°C 4mm
Sat
Dec 16
21.5°C 33°C 0.0mm
Fri
Dec 15
20.4°C 33.0°C 0.0mm
Thu
Dec 14
19.6°C 32.5°C 0.2mm
Wed
Dec 13
21.0°C 31.7°C 0.8mm

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Dec
1994.9mm
155.2 Day(s)
Total For 2017
1686.8mm
152 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2016
1470.6mm
160 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
December Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
21.4°C
6th
Lowest On Record
17.1°C
13th 1972
Average This Month
23.2°C
-0.2°C
Long-term Average
23.4°C
December Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
34.2°C
5th
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
19.0mm
5th
Total This Month
25.0mm
5 Day(s)
Long-term Average
176.7mm
13.9 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
919.4mm
1973
Driest On Record
9.0mm
1951
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