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Cairns, Qld Weather

Cairns Racecourse 00:30 EST

Current temp:
Feels like:
Dew Point 21.0°C
Humidity 91%
Pressure -
Wind S 7km/h
Gusts 11km/h
Rain since 9am 0.0mm
This morning:
Possible shower

North Coast & Tableland for Friday: Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm near the coast in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Saturday: Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Winds SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

UV Level:
7 - High
Frizz Factor:
4 - Moderate


06:35 EST
First Light
06:12 EST
17:52 EST
Last Light
18:15 EST


set: Fri 10:40 EST
rise: Fri 22:04 EST
Waning gibbous

On this day in Cairns - May 20

Highest maximum temperature 31.0°C 1988
Lowest minimum temperature 12.8°C 1960
Wettest 46.2mm 1964
Fire Danger:
  • Details

    Possible shower
  • Radar

  • Satellite

  • Synoptic

  • Next 24 Hours in Cairns

    DateTemperatureWind DirectionWind DegreesWind SpeedPrecip ProbPrecip RateIcon
    2022-05-20T03:00:00.000+10:00 22.5 S 180 10.2 19 0.8 mostly_clear
    2022-05-20T06:00:00.000+10:00 22.0 S 180 10.8 18 0.2 mostly_clear
    2022-05-20T09:00:00.000+10:00 25.4 S 180 14.0 17 0.0 mostly_clear
    2022-05-20T12:00:00.000+10:00 28.7 SSE 158 18.6 17 0.0 mostly_clear
    2022-05-20T15:00:00.000+10:00 28.7 SSE 158 19.7 22 0.1 mostly_clear
    2022-05-20T18:00:00.000+10:00 25.2 SSE 158 12.8 8 0.0 mostly_clear
    2022-05-20T21:00:00.000+10:00 23.5 S 180 11.5 8 0.0 mostly_clear
    2022-05-21T00:00:00.000+10:00 22.4 S 180 11.3 19 0.0 mostly_clear
  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

    May 20
    May 21
    May 22
    May 23
    May 24
    May 25
    May 26
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Maximum 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 28°C
    Minimum 22°C 21°C 22°C 21°C 21°C 21°C 21°C
    Chance of Rain 30% 40% 30% 30% 50% 80% 70%
    Rain Amount < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 5-10mm < 1mm
    UV Index High High High High
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns


    South to southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.

    Outlook Friday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots increasing to 15/20 knots offshore. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre.

    Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef during the morning. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres.


    Thu:S/SE 20 kt
    Fri:S/SE increasing 15/20 kt
    Sat:SE 15/20 kt
    Sun:SE 15/20 kt
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • Cairns Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Thu 19/05 19.1°C 29.1°C 0.0mm
    Wed 18/05 19.6°C 30.0°C 0.0mm
    Tue 17/05 18.9°C 30.4°C -
    Mon 16/05 18.8°C 30.4°C -
    Sun 15/05 20.5°C 30.2°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to May 1549.8mm 88.1 day(s)
    Total for 2022 1401.8mm 82 day(s)
    Total to this day 2021 2074.2mm 84 day(s)
    Wettest day 104.8mm Mar 18
    Lowest temperature 18.7°C Apr 1
    Highest temperature 38.3°C Jan 5
    Full climatology »


    May minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 19.2°C 17th
    Lowest on record 10.1°C 26th 1953
    Average this month 21.7°C +1.8°C
    Long-term average 19.9°C
    May maximum temperature
    Highest this month 30.2°C 5th
    Highest on record 31.3°C 1st 2020
    Average this month 28.8°C +1.1°C
    Long-term average 27.7°C
    May rainfall
    Wettest this month 58.8mm 11th
    Total this month 165.4mm 11 day(s)
    Long-term average 91.2mm 13.8 day(s)
    Wettest on record 322.3mm 1964
    Driest on record 3.2mm 2001
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