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Cairns, Qld Weather

Cairns 10:20 EST

Current temp:
Feels like:
Dew Point 23.8°C
Humidity 78%
Pressure -
Wind ESE 13km/h
Gusts 15km/h
Rain since 9am 0.0mm
Possible shower

Nth Cst & Tableland for Monday: Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers about the coast and ranges, slight chance elsewhere. Winds E 25 to 35 km/h.

UV Level:
16 - Extreme
Frizz Factor:
4 - Moderate


05:59 EST
First Light
05:36 EST
18:57 EST
Last Light
19:21 EST


rise: Mon 19:04 EST
set: Tue 06:43 EST
Full moon

On this day in Cairns Ap - January 21

Highest maximum temperature 40.0°C 1994
Lowest minimum temperature 20.8°C 1950
Wettest 242.8mm 1970
Fire Danger:
  • Details

    Possible shower
  • Radar

  • Satellite

  • Synoptic

  • Next 24 Hours in Cairns

    DateTemperatureWind DirectionWind DegreesWind SpeedPrecip ProbPrecip RateIcon
    2019-01-21T12:00:00.000+11:00 29.6 ESE 113 26.1 62 0.1 possible_shower
    2019-01-21T15:00:00.000+11:00 30.5 SE 135 26.9 64 0.1 possible_shower
    2019-01-21T18:00:00.000+11:00 29.0 SE 135 24.9 44 0.0 possible_shower
    2019-01-21T21:00:00.000+11:00 26.6 SSE 158 17.7 43 0.0 possible_shower
    2019-01-22T00:00:00.000+11:00 25.1 SSE 158 13.6 37 0.0 possible_shower
    2019-01-22T03:00:00.000+11:00 23.9 SSE 158 13.7 34 0.1 mostly_cloudy
    2019-01-22T06:00:00.000+11:00 23.5 SSE 158 14.8 34 0.1 mostly_cloudy
    2019-01-22T09:00:00.000+11:00 27.6 SE 135 17.9 45 0.1 possible_shower
  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

    Jan 21
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    Maximum 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 29°C 30°C
    Minimum 23°C 23°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 23°C
    Chance of Rain 80% 80% 80% 80% 60% 80% 90%
    Rain Amount 1-5mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 5-10mm 10-20mm 20-40mm 20-40mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns


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

    Outlook Monday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

    Outlook Tuesday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots turning easterly in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef by early evening. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Wednesday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.


    Mon:SE 15/20 kt
    Tue:SE 10/15 kt
    Wed:SE 10/15 kt
  • Warnings for Queensland

    Issue Time State Warning
    Mon 05:06 EST Qld Cancellation for Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Peninsula
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Mon 21/01 23.0°C - 5mm
    Sun 20/01 23.4°C 31.0°C 3.4mm
    Sat 19/01 24.1°C 30.1°C 45.2mm
    Fri 18/01 22.1°C 31.4°C 0.0mm
    Thu 17/01 21.6°C 31.5°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Jan 390.2mm 18.5 day(s)
    Total for 2019 151.0mm 14 day(s)
    Total to this day 2018 442.0mm 14 day(s)
    Wettest day 54.4mm Jan 19
    Lowest temperature 20.6°C Jan 4
    Highest temperature 34.5°C Jan 10
    Full climatology »


    January minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 20.6°C 4th
    Lowest on record 18.2°C 10th 1943
    Average this month 23.4°C -0.3°C
    Long-term average 23.7°C
    January maximum temperature
    Highest this month 34.5°C 10th
    Highest on record 40.4°C 29th 1967
    Average this month 31.6°C +0.1°C
    Long-term average 31.5°C
    January rainfall
    Wettest this month 54.4mm 19th
    Total this month 151.0mm 14 day(s)
    Long-term average 390.2mm 18.5 day(s)
    Wettest on record 1417.4mm 1981
    Driest on record 86.1mm 1967
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