Weather

Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • March 22, 2019
  • UV Alert: 8:30 AM EST to 4:20 PM EST
  • 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
    2019-03-21T18:00:00.000+11:00 26.4 SSE 158 18.5 46 0.5 possible_shower
    2019-03-21T21:00:00.000+11:00 25.4 SSE 158 16.6 41 0.4 possible_shower
    2019-03-22T00:00:00.000+11:00 25.0 SE 135 17.9 88 0.9 heavy_rain
    2019-03-22T03:00:00.000+11:00 24.2 SE 135 19.1 41 0.7 possible_shower
    2019-03-22T06:00:00.000+11:00 23.0 ESE 113 17.4 80 1.2 heavy_shower
    2019-03-22T09:00:00.000+11:00 26.6 ESE 113 18.5 59 0.8 possible_shower
    2019-03-22T12:00:00.000+11:00 29.0 ESE 113 18.8 75 1.5 possible_thunderstorm
    2019-03-22T15:00:00.000+11:00 27.9 ESE 113 17.4 60 1.4 possible_thunderstorm
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
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    Maximum 29°C 30°C 30°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 30°C
    Minimum 23°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C
    Chance of Rain 80% 80% 50% 70% 80% 90% 90%
    Rain Amount 20-40mm 5-10mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 1-5mm 1-5mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cairns in the evening. Winds turning easterly in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef later in the evening. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.

    Outlook Friday: Easterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cairns during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre.

    Outlook Saturday: Easterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.

    Outlook Sunday: East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.


    Winds

    Thu:SE 20 kt
    Fri:E 20 kt
    Sat:E 10/15 kt
    Sun:E/SE increasing 10/15 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Thu 21/03 23.3°C 25.0°C 21.8mm
    Wed 20/03 - 26.7°C -
    Tue 19/03 24.3°C - 119.6mm
    Mon 18/03 23.9°C 28.4°C 17.0mm
    Sun 17/03 24.3°C 31.4°C 3.2mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Mar 1252.8mm 56.5 day(s)
    Total for 2019 1398.2mm 57 day(s)
    Total to this day 2018 1447.2mm 54 day(s)
    Wettest day 276.8mm Jan 27
    Lowest temperature 20.6°C Jan 4
    Highest temperature 39.5°C Feb 21
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    March minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 22.4°C 12th
    Lowest on record 17.7°C 31st 2009
    Average this month 23.7°C +0.6°C
    Long-term average 23.1°C
    March maximum temperature
    Highest this month 32.4°C 14th
    Highest on record 37.7°C 18th 1993
    Average this month 30.6°C +0.0°C
    Long-term average 30.6°C
    March rainfall
    Wettest this month 80.0mm 19th
    Total this month 230.8mm 15 day(s)
    Long-term average 415.5mm 19.2 day(s)
    Wettest on record 1127.5mm 1945
    Driest on record 27.8mm 1993
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