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Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • September 26, 2021
  • UV Alert: 8:30 AM EST to 3:40 PM EST
  • Max UV Index: 11

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
    2021-09-26T12:00:00.000+10:00 31.0 ESE 113 19.6 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-09-26T15:00:00.000+10:00 29.7 ESE 113 19.0 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-09-26T18:00:00.000+10:00 25.7 SE 135 15.1 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-09-26T21:00:00.000+10:00 23.2 SSE 158 8.6 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-09-27T00:00:00.000+10:00 22.0 SSE 158 6.5 5 0.0 mostly_cloudy
    2021-09-27T03:00:00.000+10:00 21.2 S 180 8.0 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-09-27T06:00:00.000+10:00 20.0 S 180 9.7 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-09-27T09:00:00.000+10:00 26.7 SSE 158 13.4 5 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
    Mostly sunny
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    Possible shower
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    Mostly sunny
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    Maximum 31°C 31°C 30°C 30°C 31°C 31°C 33°C
    Minimum 19°C 20°C 21°C 21°C 20°C 19°C 21°C
    Chance of Rain 5% 80% 50% 20% 5% 5% 5%
    Rain Amount < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    Southeasterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots south of Innisfail. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Monday: Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15/20 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Tuesday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon or evening.


    Winds

    Sun:SE 10/15 kt
    Mon:SE increasing 15/20 kt
    Tue:E/SE 15/20 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Sun 26/09 19.2°C 27.1°C 0.0mm
    Sat 25/09 20.3°C 28.3°C 0.0mm
    Fri 24/09 18.8°C 27.9°C 0.0mm
    Thu 23/09 12.9°C 27.1°C 0.0mm
    Wed 22/09 16.4°C 25.5°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Sep 1689.1mm 122.3 day(s)
    Total for 2021 2263.0mm 128 day(s)
    Total to this day 2020 1304.8mm 126 day(s)
    Wettest day 203.6mm Apr 21
    Lowest temperature 12.9°C Jun 21
    Highest temperature 33.8°C Mar 4
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    September minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 15.6°C 23rd
    Lowest on record 9.3°C 5th 2019
    Average this month 19.9°C +1.2°C
    Long-term average 18.7°C
    September maximum temperature
    Highest this month 30.7°C 14th
    Highest on record 33.9°C 7th 1976
    Average this month 28.8°C +0.6°C
    Long-term average 28.2°C
    September rainfall
    Wettest this month 4.6mm 7th
    Total this month 11.8mm 9 day(s)
    Long-term average 33.1mm 7.5 day(s)
    Wettest on record 103.2mm 1951
    Driest on record 0.0mm 1980
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