Cairns Weather


Cairns Forecast

Today 30°C
Tonight 25°C
possible_thunderstorm

Now

26.4°C rising
Updated at 11:40 EST

Nth Cst Tableland for Sunday Cloudy. High chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Winds E/NE 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 25 to 30.

Currently at Cairns

24-hour graph
Temperature 26.4°C rising
Dew Point 25.9°C rising
Feels Like 31.9°C
Relative Humidity 97%
Wind icon
SSW 7km/h steady
Wind Gusts 9km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 1.3
Rain since 9am/last hr 26.8mm / -

Sun on Sun

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Sunrise sunrise
06:15 EST
Sunset sunset
18:46 EST

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 26.2°C
Mareeba Ap 27.6°C
Low Isles 28.1°C

Fire Danger Rating

MODERATE

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

12pm

Chance shower or storm
30°C

3pm

Chance shower or storm
30°C

6pm

Slight chance storm
29°C

9pm

Chance shower or storm
27°C

Nth Cst Tableland Weather Warnings

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Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

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

Possible thunderstorm

Possible thunderstorm

Possible thunderstorm

Showers

Showers

Showers

Possible shower
Maximum 30°C 30°C 31°C 31°C 32°C 34°C 33°C
Minimum 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C
Chance of Rain 90% 90% 90% 60% 70% 90% 80%
Rain Amount 40-80mm 20-40mm 5-10mm 5-10mm 10-20mm 5-10mm 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 7
km/h
13
km/h
6
km/h
12
km/h
5
km/h
8
km/h
3
km/h
8
km/h
4
km/h
8
km/h
3
km/h
11
km/h
7
km/h
16
km/h
Wind Direction ESE 7km/h
ESE
ENE 13km/h
ENE
ENE 6km/h
ENE
NE 12km/h
NE
E 5km/h
E
ENE 8km/h
ENE
S 3km/h
S
ENE 8km/h
ENE
S 4km/h
S
ENE 8km/h
ENE
SSW 3km/h
SSW
ESE 11km/h
ESE
SSE 7km/h
SSE
SE 16km/h
SE
Relative Humidity 83% 77% 85% 81% 82% 78% 79% 77% 78% 75% 75% 72% 76% 70%
Dew Point 25°C 25°C 25°C 27°C 26°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 25°C 28°C 25°C 27°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Sunday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
first light
05:53 EST
sunrise
06:15 EST
sunset
18:46 EST
last light
19:08 EST
moon
set
Sun 18:42 EST
rise
Mon 06:30 EST
moon
Mon
Feb 24
moon
Tue
Mar 3
moon
Tue
Mar 10
moon
Mon
Mar 16

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Sun
Feb 23
25°C - 45mm
Sat
Feb 22
- 29°C -
Fri
Feb 21
25.5°C - 0.2mm
Thu
Feb 20
25.5°C 34.6°C 0.8mm
Wed
Feb 19
25.1°C 33.0°C 0.2mm

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Feb
837.3mm
37.3 Day(s)
Total For 2020
598.4mm
27 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2019
1085.4mm
38 Day(s)
Wettest Day
207.6mm
Jan 29
Lowest Temperature
22.6°C
Jan 1
Highest Temperature
40.0°C
Feb 15

Cairns Ap Almanac

full climatology
February Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
23.7°C
4th
Lowest On Record
17.9°C
1st 1975
Average This Month
24.9°C
+1.1°C
Long-term Average
23.8°C
February Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
40.0°C
15th
Highest On Record
38.9°C
12th 1969
Average This Month
34.0°C
+2.8°C
Long-term Average
31.2°C
February Rainfall
Wettest This Month
68.0mm
22nd
Total This Month
137.8mm
7 Day(s)
Long-term Average
447.1mm
18.8 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
1287.0mm
2000
Driest On Record
30.4mm
1990
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10:15 EDT

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