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Cairns Forecast

Today 28°C
Tonight 20°C
cloudy

Now

24.1°C falling
Updated at 17:20 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Monday Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower along the coastal fringe. Winds SE 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 22 to 28.

Currently at Cairns Ap

24-hour graph
Temperature 24.1°C falling
Dew Point 17.6°C falling
Feels Like 24.1°C
Relative Humidity 67%
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SSE 27km/h rising
Wind Gusts 30km/h
Pressure 1016.2hPa rising
Fire Danger 5.3
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Mon

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Sunrise sunrise
06:35 EST
Sunset sunset
17:52 EST

Nearby Now

Low Isles 24.3°C
Mareeba Ap 21.5°C

Fire Danger Rating

MODERATE

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

6pm

Mostly clear
23°C

9pm

Mostly clear
23°C

12am

Mostly cloudy
21°C

3am

Mostly clear
21°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

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National Forecast

Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Mon
May 21
Tue
May 22
Wed
May 23
Thu
May 24
Fri
May 25
Sat
May 26
Sun
May 27

Cloudy

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower
Maximum 28°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 28°C
Minimum 21°C 20°C 19°C 19°C 20°C 19°C 19°C
Chance of Rain 20% 10% 10% 20% 40% 70% 60%
Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 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 29
km/h
36
km/h
29
km/h
35
km/h
24
km/h
31
km/h
21
km/h
27
km/h
18
km/h
24
km/h
19
km/h
28
km/h
18
km/h
27
km/h
Wind Direction SSE 29km/h
SSE
SSE 36km/h
SSE
SSE 29km/h
SSE
SSE 35km/h
SSE
SSE 24km/h
SSE
SSE 31km/h
SSE
SSE 21km/h
SSE
SSE 27km/h
SSE
SSE 18km/h
SSE
SE 24km/h
SE
SSE 19km/h
SSE
SE 28km/h
SE
SSE 18km/h
SSE
SE 27km/h
SE
Relative Humidity 69% 59% 58% 50% 63% 54% 69% 57% 74% 59% 74% 60% 71% 58%
Dew Point 19°C 18°C 15°C 16°C 16°C 17°C 18°C 18°C 19°C 19°C 19°C 19°C 19°C 19°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Tuesday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise Full moon Last quarter New moon First quarter
first light
06:13 EST
sunrise
06:36 EST
sunset
17:52 EST
last light
18:15 EST
moon
set
Mon 23:44 EST
rise
Tue 12:48 EST
moon
Wed
May 30
moon
Thu
Jun 7
moon
Thu
Jun 14
moon
Wed
Jun 20

Cairns Ap Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Mon
May 21
22.1°C 28°C 0.0mm
Sun
May 20
21.4°C 25.6°C 4.4mm
Sat
May 19
21.8°C 26.9°C 0.2mm
Fri
May 18
21.4°C 27.4°C 1.6mm
Thu
May 17
21.8°C 24.1°C 0.0mm

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
1225.4mm
92 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

full climatology
May Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
15.3°C
15th
Lowest On Record
10.1°C
26th 1953
Average This Month
20.6°C
+0.7°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
28.7°C
+1.0°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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