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Cairns, Qld Weather

Cairns 10:40 EST

Current temp:
Feels like:
Dew Point 22.2°C
Humidity 65%
Pressure -
Wind SSW 11km/h
Gusts 13km/h
Rain since 9am 0.0mm
Possible shower

Nth Cst & Tableland for Sunday: Partly cloudy. High chance of showers, most likely during the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls in the far north early this morning. Light winds becoming E 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening.

UV Level:
15 - Extreme
Frizz Factor:
3 - Moderate


06:13 EST
First Light
05:51 EST
18:49 EST
Last Light
19:11 EST


set: Sun 20:31 EST
rise: Mon 08:48 EST
Waxing crescent

On this day in Cairns Ap - February 18

Highest maximum temperature 37.2°C 1959
Lowest minimum temperature 20.7°C 1951
Wettest 191.8mm 1968
Fire Danger:
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    Possible shower
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  • Synoptic

  • Next 24 Hours in Cairns

    DateTemperatureWind DirectionWind DegreesWind SpeedPrecip ProbPrecip RateIcon
    2018-02-18T12:00:00.000+11:00 31.0 ESE 113 14.2 28 0.1 mostly_clear
    2018-02-18T15:00:00.000+11:00 30.5 E 90 15.2 46 0.1 possible_thunderstorm
    2018-02-18T18:00:00.000+11:00 29.2 E 90 11.6 6 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-02-18T21:00:00.000+11:00 26.9 ESE 113 5.9 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-02-19T00:00:00.000+11:00 25.7 SSE 158 3.1 7 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-02-19T03:00:00.000+11:00 24.7 SW 225 1.9 7 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-02-19T06:00:00.000+11:00 24.0 SW 225 3.2 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-02-19T09:00:00.000+11:00 28.9 SW 225 4.2 5 0.0 mostly_clear
  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

    Feb 18
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    Mostly sunny
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    Possible shower
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    Maximum 31°C 32°C 32°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 29°C
    Minimum 24°C 24°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C
    Chance of Rain 50% 20% 70% 80% 90% 90% 90%
    Rain Amount 1-5mm < 1mm 5-10mm 10-20mm 10-20mm 20-40mm 20-40mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns


    Variable about 10 knots, tending east to southeasterly during the morning. Seabreezes inshore during the afternoon. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

    Outlook Monday: Variable about 10 knots. Seabreezes inshore during the afternoon. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Tuesday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.


    Sun:E/SE 10 kt
    Mon:SE 10 kt
    Tue:E/NE 10 kt
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Sun 18/02 23.0°C - 35mm
    Sat 17/02 23.0°C 33.0°C 0.0mm
    Fri 16/02 - 35.0°C -
    Thu 15/02 23.1°C - 0.2mm
    Wed 14/02 21.4°C 33.0°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Feb 837.3mm 37.3 day(s)
    Total for 2018 877.0mm 31 day(s)
    Total to this day 2017 749.6mm 33 day(s)
    Wettest day 142.4mm Jan 17
    Lowest temperature 19.6°C Feb 12
    Highest temperature 36.3°C Jan 4
    Full climatology »


    February minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 19.6°C 12th
    Lowest on record 17.9°C 1st 1975
    Average this month 22.8°C -1.0°C
    Long-term average 23.8°C
    February maximum temperature
    Highest this month 33.6°C 17th
    Highest on record 38.9°C 12th 1969
    Average this month 30.8°C -0.4°C
    Long-term average 31.2°C
    February rainfall
    Wettest this month 71.6mm 6th
    Total this month 212.4mm 9 day(s)
    Long-term average 447.1mm 18.8 day(s)
    Wettest on record 1287.0mm 2000
    Driest on record 30.4mm 1990
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