Cairns Ap Climate

Cairns Ap Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
31.5 31.2 30.6 29.3 27.7 26.0 25.8 26.6 28.1 29.5 30.7 31.5 29.0
Mean Min (°C)
23.7 23.8 23.1 21.7 19.9 17.9 17.1 17.4 18.7 20.6 22.3 23.4 20.8
Mean Rain (mm)
390.2 447.1 415.5 196.0 91.5 47.7 29.9 26.9 33.3 47.4 92.7 176.7 2000.2
Median Rain (mm)
339.0 402.8 377.7 166.9 84.8 34.0 24.1 17.6 18.7 28.2 62.8 124.8 1960.8
Mean Rain Days
18.5 18.8 19.2 17.7 13.8 9.9 9.0 7.9 7.6 8.4 10.5 13.9 152.8

Cairns Ap Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
40.4 38.9 37.7 36.8 31.3 30.8 30.1 31.4 33.9 36.0 37.2 40.5 40.5
Low Max (°C)
24.0 24.4 23.7 22.3 20.5 19.5 19.3 18.7 21.0 23.1 24.4 23.9 18.7
High Min (°C)
28.9 28.4 27.8 26.1 24.7 23.4 22.8 23.7 24.3 26.1 27.4 27.9 28.9
Low Min (°C)
18.2 17.9 17.7 13.0 10.1 6.2 7.3 7.8 11.1 12.4 14.6 17.1 6.2
High Rain (mm)
368.3 286.3 402.8 185.8 118.0 69.6 38.2 63.2 80.0 206.2 185.0 230.1 402.8

Cairns Ap Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
33.6 33.5 32.5 31.2 29.3 27.8 27.5 28.5 30.0 30.9 32.2 33.2 30.1
Low Mn. Max (°C)
28.7 29.4 28.9 27.4 26.0 24.4 24.2 24.8 26.7 27.6 29.3 29.2 28.3
High Mn. Min (°C)
24.7 24.9 24.3 23.5 22.6 20.3 20.8 19.6 22.5 22.7 23.8 24.6 22.4
Low Mn. Min (°C)
22.5 22.5 21.7 19.6 16.8 14.5 14.2 15.0 16.0 17.7 20.6 21.6 19.6
High Rain (mm)
1417.4 1287.0 1127.5 634.6 322.3 177.6 145.0 140.2 103.2 394.4 372.0 919.4 3148.8
Low Rain (mm)
86.1 30.4 27.8 13.0 3.2 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2 9.0 721.0

Cairns Ap Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

CAIRNS AERO

Mean daily minimum temp
Mean daily maximum temp
Highest/lowest on record
Highest/lowest on record
Mean monthly rainfall

Cairns Ap Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
≥ 35.0°C
1.1 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.7 3.0
≥ 30.0°C
26.0 22.1 21.8 10.6 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.4 2.7 12.3 21.7 26.4 143.4
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Cairns Ap 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
33.1 32.9 32.2 30.8 29.1 27.7 27.3 28.0 29.5 30.9 31.9 32.9 31.8
Low Max
29.6 29.1 28.6 27.6 26.1 24.1 24.1 25.0 26.6 28.1 29.3 29.9 26.1
High Min
25.0 25.0 24.3 23.3 21.9 20.5 19.7 19.9 20.9 22.8 24.0 24.9 23.9
Low Min
22.3 22.6 21.7 20.0 17.6 14.8 13.7 14.7 16.3 18.6 20.5 21.8 17.3

Cairns Ap Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
75 75 75 75 75 74 74 74 74 74 75 75 74.5
Earliest Entry
1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1942 1942 1942 1942
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Maxima
75 75 75 75 75 74 74 74 74 74 75 75 74.5
Earliest Entry
1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1942 1942 1942 1942
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Rainfall
75 75 75 75 75 74 74 74 75 75 75 75 74.7
Earliest Entry
1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017

Station Details

CAIRNS AERO
Nth Cst Tableland, Queensland
16.8736°S 145.7458°E 2m AMSL
Commenced 1941
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Weather News

Warm September night for Tasmania ahead of front

13:25 EST

Tasmania just had a very warm September night, the second night in a row that minimum temperatures across the state were reporting well above average.  Warm air from mainland Australia has filtered down to the southeastern parts of the country, forced further south by strong winds from the interior associated with an approaching cold front.

Low making a warm, windy, stormy mark on southeastern Australia

12:37 EST

A low pressure system and associated front are crossing New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania today bringing strong winds, rain, thunderstorms and high temperatures.

Barnaby Joyce says he sent 'an awful lot' of special drought envoy reports to PM

18:49 EST

The Federal Government's former special drought envoy, Barnaby Joyce, says he sent "an awful lot" of reports to the Prime Minister about issues relating to drought-affected communities, during his appointment.