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Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • January 23, 2021
  • UV Alert: 8:20 AM to 4:40 PM
  • Max UV Index: 15

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
    2021-01-23T15:00:00.000+11:00 31.7 SE 135 23.6 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-01-23T18:00:00.000+11:00 28.6 SE 135 19.2 5 0.0 mostly_cloudy
    2021-01-23T21:00:00.000+11:00 25.7 SSE 158 12.7 14 0.0 mostly_cloudy
    2021-01-24T00:00:00.000+11:00 24.7 S 180 12.1 12 0.0 mostly_cloudy
    2021-01-24T03:00:00.000+11:00 23.6 S 180 10.6 12 0.0 mostly_cloudy
    2021-01-24T06:00:00.000+11:00 23.3 S 180 11.9 18 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-01-24T09:00:00.000+11:00 28.3 SSE 158 17.1 11 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-01-24T12:00:00.000+11:00 32.0 SE 135 22.0 8 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
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    Possible shower
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    Maximum 32°C 32°C 32°C 32°C 33°C 34°C 33°C
    Minimum 23°C 23°C 22°C 22°C 22°C 23°C 24°C
    Chance of Rain 30% 20% 20% 20% 10% 50% 40%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the evening. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres north of Cairns. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Cairns during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres north of Cairns. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.

    Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Monday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.


    Winds

    Fri:SE 25 kt
    Sat:SE 25 kt
    Sun:SE 15/20 kt
    Mon:SE 10/15 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Sat 23/01 21.6°C 31.0°C 0.6mm
    Fri 22/01 22.1°C 30.2°C 2.0mm
    Thu 21/01 22.9°C 30.8°C 77.6mm
    Wed 20/01 25.3°C 26.6°C -
    Tue 19/01 23.3°C 32.1°C 0.2mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Jan 400.6mm 18.6 day(s)
    Total for 2021 489.0mm 19 day(s)
    Total to this day 2020 137.8mm 14 day(s)
    Wettest day 87.2mm Jan 6
    Lowest temperature 22.1°C Jan 23
    Highest temperature 33.2°C Jan 19
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    Climatology

    January minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 22.1°C 23rd
    Lowest on record 18.2°C 10th 1943
    Average this month 24.3°C +0.6°C
    Long-term average 23.7°C
    January maximum temperature
    Highest this month 33.2°C 19th
    Highest on record 40.4°C 29th 1967
    Average this month 30.9°C -0.6°C
    Long-term average 31.5°C
    January rainfall
    Wettest this month 87.2mm 6th
    Total this month 489.0mm 19 day(s)
    Long-term average 400.6mm 18.6 day(s)
    Wettest on record 1417.4mm 1981
    Driest on record 86.1mm 1967
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