Weather

Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • April 23, 2021
  • UV Alert: 8:50 AM EST to 3:40 PM EST
  • Max UV Index: 10

Tips for Protecting yourself Against Skin Cancer

  • Apply SPF30+ broad spectrum water resistant sun-screen liberally to clean, dry skin, at least 15 minutes before being exposed to the sun, and reapply at least every two hours when outdoors.
  • Put on a broad-brimmed hat that shades your face, neck and ears.
  • Wear sun protective clothing that covers as much of your body as possible.
  • Seek shade
  • Wear wrap-around sunglasses

Avoid going outdoors unprotected between 10am - 3pm when ultraviolet radiation is the strongest.

  • Next 24 Hours in Cairns

    DateTemperatureWind DirectionWind DegreesWind SpeedPrecip ProbPrecip RateIcon
    2021-04-23T15:00:00.000+10:00 28.6 SSE 158 21.2 19 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-04-23T18:00:00.000+10:00 26.2 S 180 17.1 25 0.0 mostly_cloudy
    2021-04-23T21:00:00.000+10:00 24.8 S 180 17.7 40 0.0 possible_shower
    2021-04-24T00:00:00.000+10:00 23.7 S 180 16.1 35 0.3 mostly_cloudy
    2021-04-24T03:00:00.000+10:00 22.9 S 180 15.4 31 0.3 mostly_cloudy
    2021-04-24T06:00:00.000+10:00 22.0 S 180 14.5 48 0.3 possible_shower
    2021-04-24T09:00:00.000+10:00 25.6 SSE 158 16.5 31 0.2 mostly_cloudy
    2021-04-24T12:00:00.000+10:00 28.6 SSE 158 22.5 39 0.4 possible_shower
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Showers
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    Possible shower
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    Mostly sunny
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    Possible shower
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    Maximum 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 28°C 28°C
    Minimum 22°C 22°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 21°C 21°C
    Chance of Rain 50% 80% 80% 70% 30% 90% 90%
    Rain Amount 1-5mm 10-20mm 5-10mm 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm 5-10mm
    UV Index Very High Very High Very High Very High Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    Southeasterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening.

    Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly 1/2 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/2 metres outside the reef.


    Winds

    Fri:SE 30 kt
    Sat:SE 30 kt
    Sun:SE 15/25 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Fri 23/04 22.8°C 27.7°C 25.2mm
    Thu 22/04 22.3°C 28.4°C 18.0mm
    Wed 21/04 23.1°C 27.3°C 142.4mm
    Tue 20/04 22.3°C 26.7°C 172.4mm
    Mon 19/04 23.2°C 24.6°C 189.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Apr 1453.1mm 74.3 day(s)
    Total for 2021 1617.4mm 71 day(s)
    Total to this day 2020 1000.6mm 65 day(s)
    Wettest day 176.6mm Apr 20
    Lowest temperature 21.0°C Mar 21
    Highest temperature 33.8°C Mar 4
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    Climatology

    April minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 21.0°C 16th
    Lowest on record 13.0°C 15th 1994
    Average this month 22.8°C +1.1°C
    Long-term average 21.7°C
    April maximum temperature
    Highest this month 32.0°C 7th
    Highest on record 36.8°C 2nd 1988
    Average this month 30.1°C +0.8°C
    Long-term average 29.3°C
    April rainfall
    Wettest this month 176.6mm 20th
    Total this month 395.8mm 12 day(s)
    Long-term average 191.7mm 17.6 day(s)
    Wettest on record 634.6mm 2006
    Driest on record 13.0mm 2008
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