Weather

Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • January 21, 2019
  • UV Alert: 8:20 AM EST to 4:40 PM EST
  • Max UV Index: 16

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
    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
  • Warnings for Queensland

    Issue Time State Warning
    Mon 05:06 EST Qld Cancellation for Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Peninsula
  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
    Possible shower
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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

    Forecast

    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.


    Winds

    Mon:SE 15/20 kt
    Tue:SE 10/15 kt
    Wed:SE 10/15 kt
  • 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
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    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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