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Cairns Forecast

Today 33°C
Tonight 24°C
mostly_sunny

Now

30.7°C rising
Updated at 15:00 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Friday Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming E 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 32 to 38.

Currently at Cairns Ap

24-hour graph
Temperature 30.7°C rising
Dew Point 21.8°C rising
Feels Like 34.0°C
Relative Humidity 59%
Wind icon
NNE 16km/h falling
Wind Gusts 30km/h
Pressure 1008.3hPa falling
Fire Danger 6.8
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Fri

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Sunrise sunrise
05:36 EST
Sunset sunset
18:43 EST

Nearby Now

Mareeba Ap 31.5°C
Low Isles 33.4°C

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

6pm

Clear
29°C

9pm

Mostly clear
27°C

12am

Mostly clear
26°C

3am

Mostly clear
25°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

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National Forecast

Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Fri
Dec 9
Sat
Dec 10
Sun
Dec 11
Mon
Dec 12
Tue
Dec 13
Wed
Dec 14
Thu
Dec 15

Mostly sunny

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower

Possible shower
Maximum 33°C 33°C 32°C 31°C 31°C 32°C 32°C
Minimum 24°C 24°C 24°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 24°C
Chance of Rain 20% 50% 90% 90% 90% 90% 70%
Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm
UV Index Extreme 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
18
km/h
16
km/h
23
km/h
23
km/h
27
km/h
23
km/h
28
km/h
22
km/h
25
km/h
18
km/h
22
km/h
16
km/h
22
km/h
Wind Direction E 11km/h
E
E 18km/h
E
ESE 16km/h
ESE
ESE 23km/h
ESE
SE 23km/h
SE
SE 27km/h
SE
SE 23km/h
SE
SE 28km/h
SE
SE 22km/h
SE
SE 25km/h
SE
SE 18km/h
SE
ESE 22km/h
ESE
SE 16km/h
SE
ESE 22km/h
ESE
Relative Humidity 59% 52% 65% 60% 67% 66% 71% 65% 71% 68% 69% 67% 66% 65%
Dew Point 22°C 21°C 23°C 24°C 23°C 24°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 23°C 25°C 23°C 24°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Friday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise Full moon Last quarter New moon First quarter
first light
05:12 EST
sunrise
05:36 EST
sunset
18:43 EST
last light
19:07 EST
moon
set
Sat 02:07 EST
rise
Sat 14:48 EST
moon
Wed
Dec 14
moon
Wed
Dec 21
moon
Thu
Dec 29
moon
Fri
Jan 6

Cairns Ap Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Fri
Dec 9
22.5°C - 0.0mm
Thu
Dec 8
24.3°C 32.5°C 0.0mm
Wed
Dec 7
24.7°C 33.3°C 0.0mm
Tue
Dec 6
24.6°C 33.4°C 0.0mm
Mon
Dec 5
24.0°C 33.3°C 0.0mm

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Dec
2007.6mm
154.8 Day(s)
Total For 2016
1337.6mm
147 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2015
1566.6mm
150 Day(s)
Wettest Day
118.0mm
Jan 28
Lowest Temperature
13.7°C
Aug 5
Highest Temperature
37.9°C
Feb 17

Cairns Ap Almanac

full climatology
December Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
18.0°C
3rd
Lowest On Record
17.1°C
13th 1972
Average This Month
22.4°C
-1.0°C
Long-term Average
23.4°C
December Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
33.8°C
4th
Highest On Record
40.5°C
20th 1995
Average This Month
32.9°C
+1.4°C
Long-term Average
31.5°C
December Rainfall
Wettest This Month
0.0mm
1st
Total This Month
0.0mm
0 Day(s)
Long-term Average
175.9mm
13.8 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
919.4mm
1973
Driest On Record
9.0mm
1951
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