Cairns, QLD UV Index

  • January 30, 2022
  • UV Alert: 8:20 AM EST to 4:40 PM EST
  • Max UV Index: 14

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
    2022-01-29T21:00:00.000+11:00 25.1 SSE 158 10.8 62 0.2 possible_shower
    2022-01-30T00:00:00.000+11:00 24.0 S 180 10.1 54 0.1 possible_shower
    2022-01-30T03:00:00.000+11:00 23.4 S 180 8.2 37 0.1 possible_shower
    2022-01-30T06:00:00.000+11:00 23.4 S 180 8.0 43 0.3 possible_shower
    2022-01-30T09:00:00.000+11:00 28.3 SSE 158 13.5 56 0.1 possible_shower
    2022-01-30T12:00:00.000+11:00 31.0 SE 135 19.6 34 0.2 mostly_clear
    2022-01-30T15:00:00.000+11:00 30.4 SE 135 21.0 25 0.1 mostly_clear
    2022-01-30T18:00:00.000+11:00 28.4 SE 135 14.3 20 0.1 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

    Jan 30
    Jan 31
    Feb 1
    Feb 2
    Feb 3
    Feb 4
    Feb 5
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Maximum 31°C 33°C 32°C 32°C 33°C 34°C 32°C
    Minimum 23°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 25°C
    Chance of Rain 60% 80% 80% 60% 40% 80% 90%
    Rain Amount 1-5mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 10-20mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns


    East to southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore at times. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Sunday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1/1.5 metres in the late evening.

    Outlook Monday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots turning east to southeasterly in the afternoon, then turning south to southeasterly in the late evening and decreasing to about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then tending east to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres by early evening.

    Outlook Tuesday: Variable below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon, then becoming variable less then 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.


    Sat:E/SE 20 kt
    Sun:S/SE 10/15 kt
    Mon:S/SE 10/15 kt
    Tue:E/NE 10 kt
  • Cairns Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Sat 29/01 23.2°C 31.0°C 121.2mm
    Fri 28/01 24.8°C 31.3°C 7.4mm
    Thu 27/01 24.9°C 32.3°C 23.6mm
    Wed 26/01 25.2°C 32.5°C 1.6mm
    Tue 25/01 23.5°C 32.1°C 0.6mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Jan 403.2mm 18.6 day(s)
    Total for 2022 369.4mm 16 day(s)
    Total to this day 2021 589.6mm 21 day(s)
    Wettest day 76.4mm Jan 29
    Lowest temperature 22.3°C Jan 14
    Highest temperature 38.3°C Jan 5
    Full climatology »


    January minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 22.3°C 14th
    Lowest on record 18.2°C 10th 1943
    Average this month 24.2°C +0.5°C
    Long-term average 23.7°C
    January maximum temperature
    Highest this month 38.3°C 5th
    Highest on record 40.4°C 29th 1967
    Average this month 32.5°C +1.0°C
    Long-term average 31.5°C
    January rainfall
    Wettest this month 76.4mm 29th
    Total this month 369.4mm 16 day(s)
    Long-term average 403.2mm 18.6 day(s)
    Wettest on record 1417.4mm 1981
    Driest on record 86.1mm 1967
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