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Cairns Forecast

Tonight 23°C
Tomorrow 32°C
possible_shower

Now

24.6°C steady
Updated at 20:00 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Tuesday Cloudy. Medium chance of showers and patchy rain areas. The chance of a thunderstorm inland. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures 25 to 32.
Wednesday Cloudy. High chance of showers, most likely from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 32.

Currently at Cairns

24-hour graph
Temperature 24.6°C steady
Dew Point 23.6°C steady
Feels Like 24.6°C
Relative Humidity 94%
Wind icon
S 11km/h steady
Wind Gusts 17km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 1.4
Rain since 9am/last hr 5.2mm / -

Sun on Tue

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Sunrise sunrise
06:00 EST
Sunset sunset
18:57 EST

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 24.8°C
Mareeba Ap 22.4°C
Low Isles 27.3°C

Fire Danger Rating

MODERATE

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

9pm

Slight chance storm
25°C

12am

Slight chance shower
25°C

3am

Mostly cloudy
24°C

6am

Mostly cloudy
24°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

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There are no warnings current.

National Forecast

Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

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

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Showers

Showers
Maximum 32°C 32°C 32°C 32°C 32°C 31°C 32°C
Minimum 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C
Chance of Rain 90% 60% 70% 70% 90% 80% 80%
Rain Amount 1-5mm 5-10mm 5-10mm 5-10mm 20-40mm 10-20mm 5-10mm
UV Index 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 14
km/h
20
km/h
10
km/h
17
km/h
7
km/h
17
km/h
15
km/h
21
km/h
20
km/h
28
km/h
23
km/h
30
km/h
16
km/h
20
km/h
Wind Direction SSE 14km/h
SSE
SSE 20km/h
SSE
S 10km/h
S
SSE 17km/h
SSE
S 7km/h
S
SE 17km/h
SE
S 15km/h
S
SE 21km/h
SE
SSE 20km/h
SSE
SE 28km/h
SE
SSE 23km/h
SSE
SSE 30km/h
SSE
S 16km/h
S
SE 20km/h
SE
Relative Humidity 78% 74% 78% 74% 74% 73% 78% 74% 80% 74% 76% 70% 73% 64%
Dew Point 23°C 24°C 24°C 26°C 23°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 24°C 25°C 23°C 23°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Wednesday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise First quarter Full moon Last quarter New moon
first light
05:38 EST
sunrise
06:01 EST
sunset
18:57 EST
last light
19:20 EST
moon
set
Tue 23:11 EST
rise
Wed 11:44 EST
moon
Thu
Jan 25
moon
Thu
Feb 1
moon
Thu
Feb 8
moon
Fri
Feb 16

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Tue
Jan 23
24°C 32°C 0.0mm
Mon
Jan 22
23.5°C 31°C 0.4mm
Sun
Jan 21
23.1°C 29.6°C 21.8mm
Sat
Jan 20
22.7°C 30.1°C 21.4mm
Fri
Jan 19
23.5°C 27.3°C 26.4mm

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Jan
390.2mm
18.5 Day(s)
Total For 2018
442.6mm
16 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2017
363.8mm
18 Day(s)
Wettest Day
142.4mm
Jan 17
Lowest Temperature
20.8°C
Jan 14
Highest Temperature
36.3°C
Jan 4

Cairns Ap Almanac

full climatology
January Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
20.8°C
14th
Lowest On Record
18.2°C
10th 1943
Average This Month
23.7°C
+0.0°C
Long-term Average
23.7°C
January Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
36.3°C
4th
Highest On Record
40.4°C
29th 1967
Average This Month
32.0°C
+0.5°C
Long-term Average
31.5°C
January Rainfall
Wettest This Month
142.4mm
17th
Total This Month
442.6mm
16 Day(s)
Long-term Average
390.2mm
18.5 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
1417.4mm
1981
Driest On Record
86.1mm
1967
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