Cairns Weather


Cairns Forecast

Tonight 22°C
Tomorrow 34°C
sunny

Now

26.1°C falling
Updated at 20:10 EST

Nth Cst Tableland for Friday Mostly sunny. Winds E 20 to 30 km/h tending NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 31 to 38.
Saturday Hot and mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm inland in the late afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending E/NE in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.

Currently at Cairns

24-hour graph
Temperature 26.1°C falling
Dew Point 22.2°C steady
Feels Like 29.8°C
Relative Humidity 79%
Wind icon
NW 5km/h falling
Wind Gusts 6km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 2.2
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Fri

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Sunrise sunrise
05:37 EST
Sunset sunset
18:45 EST

Nearby Now

Cairns Ap 25.7°C
Mareeba Ap 24.6°C
Low Isles 26.6°C

Fire Danger Rating

HIGH

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

9pm

Mostly clear
27°C

12am

Mostly clear
25°C

3am

Mostly clear
23°C

6am

Mostly clear
23°C

Nth Cst Tableland Weather Warnings

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Cairns 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Fri
Dec 13
Sat
Dec 14
Sun
Dec 15
Mon
Dec 16
Tue
Dec 17
Wed
Dec 18
Thu
Dec 19

Sunny

Sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Possible shower

Possible shower
Maximum 34°C 34°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 32°C 31°C
Minimum 23°C 22°C 23°C 24°C 23°C 24°C 23°C
Chance of Rain 10% 30% 40% 5% 30% 90% 90%
Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 10-20mm
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 6
km/h
16
km/h
5
km/h
14
km/h
4
km/h
14
km/h
4
km/h
16
km/h
4
km/h
22
km/h
18
km/h
25
km/h
18
km/h
26
km/h
Wind Direction SE 6km/h
SE
E 16km/h
E
NNE 5km/h
NNE
ENE 14km/h
ENE
NNE 4km/h
NNE
NE 14km/h
NE
ESE 4km/h
ESE
ENE 16km/h
ENE
E 4km/h
E
ESE 22km/h
ESE
SE 18km/h
SE
SE 25km/h
SE
SE 18km/h
SE
SE 26km/h
SE
Relative Humidity 62% 56% 55% 58% 61% 63% 60% 58% 57% 54% 59% 58% 68% 66%
Dew Point 23°C 23°C 21°C 24°C 22°C 24°C 22°C 23°C 21°C 22°C 21°C 22°C 22°C 24°C

Cairns Sun & Moon Times

Saturday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon
first light
05:14 EST
sunrise
05:38 EST
sunset
18:45 EST
last light
19:09 EST
moon
set
Sat 07:11 EST
rise
Sat 20:43 EST
moon
Thu
Dec 19
moon
Thu
Dec 26
moon
Fri
Jan 3
moon
Sat
Jan 11

Cairns Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Fri
Dec 13
21.9°C 33°C 0.8mm
Thu
Dec 12
24.9°C 32.5°C 0.0mm
Wed
Dec 11
25.1°C 32.5°C 4.0mm
Tue
Dec 10
23.5°C 31.6°C 21.2mm
Mon
Dec 9
19.5°C 32.5°C -

Cairns Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Dec
1994.9mm
155.2 Day(s)
Total For 2019
1986.2mm
149 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2018
2271.6mm
132 Day(s)
Wettest Day
276.8mm
Jan 27
Lowest Temperature
8.9°C
Aug 23
Highest Temperature
39.5°C
Feb 21

Cairns Ap Almanac

full climatology
December Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
21.3°C
1st
Lowest On Record
17.1°C
13th 1972
Average This Month
23.7°C
+0.3°C
Long-term Average
23.4°C
December Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
33.6°C
3rd
Highest On Record
40.5°C
20th 1995
Average This Month
32.6°C
+1.1°C
Long-term Average
31.5°C
December Rainfall
Wettest This Month
13.0mm
10th
Total This Month
19.6mm
4 Day(s)
Long-term Average
176.7mm
13.9 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
919.4mm
1973
Driest On Record
9.0mm
1951
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