Weather

Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • July 08, 2022
  • UV Alert: 9:30 AM EST to 3:10 PM EST
  • Max UV Index: 6

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
    2022-07-08T03:00:00.000+10:00 17.1 SSW 203 11.6 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2022-07-08T06:00:00.000+10:00 16.2 SSW 203 11.0 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2022-07-08T09:00:00.000+10:00 20.0 S 180 12.6 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2022-07-08T12:00:00.000+10:00 24.5 SSE 158 16.3 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2022-07-08T15:00:00.000+10:00 24.5 SE 135 17.8 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2022-07-08T18:00:00.000+10:00 20.7 SSE 158 13.8 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2022-07-08T21:00:00.000+10:00 19.2 S 180 12.9 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2022-07-09T00:00:00.000+10:00 18.3 SSW 203 11.5 5 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

    Issue Time State Warning
    Thu 14:30 EST Qld Moderate Flood Warning For The Fitzroy River Basin
    Thu 10:46 EST Qld Minor Flood Warning For The Suttor River
  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
    Sunny
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    Maximum 25°C 26°C 25°C 24°C 26°C 24°C 22°C
    Minimum 16°C 17°C 18°C 17°C 15°C 16°C 14°C
    Chance of Rain 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV Index High High High High
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cairns in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Friday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

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

    Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres north of Cairns during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.


    Winds

    Thu:SE 20 kt
    Fri:S/SE 15/20 kt
    Sat:SE 15/20 kt
    Sun:SE 15/20 kt
  • Cairns Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Thu 7/07 12.8°C 23.6°C 0.2mm
    Wed 6/07 14.9°C 23.0°C 7.2mm
    Tue 5/07 16.3°C 19.1°C 78.8mm
    Mon 4/07 18.2°C 20.9°C 0.4mm
    Sun 3/07 19.9°C 25.6°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Jul 1628.5mm 107.0 day(s)
    Total for 2022 1475.0mm 95 day(s)
    Total to this day 2021 2215.0mm 105 day(s)
    Wettest day 104.8mm Mar 18
    Lowest temperature 13.7°C Jul 7
    Highest temperature 38.3°C Jan 5
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    July minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 13.7°C 7th
    Lowest on record 7.3°C 19th 1965
    Average this month 18.4°C +1.2°C
    Long-term average 17.2°C
    July maximum temperature
    Highest this month 27.1°C 2nd
    Highest on record 30.1°C 18th 1964
    Average this month 24.7°C -1.1°C
    Long-term average 25.8°C
    July rainfall
    Wettest this month 44.6mm 1st
    Total this month 55.0mm 3 day(s)
    Long-term average 30.8mm 9.0 day(s)
    Wettest on record 145.0mm 1969
    Driest on record 0.0mm 1958
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