Cairns, QLD UV Index

  • April 26, 2018
  • UV Alert: 8:10 AM EST to 4:30 PM EST
  • Max UV Index: 10

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
    2018-04-26T03:00:00.000+10:00 20.1 S 180 10.5 5 0.0 clear
    2018-04-26T06:00:00.000+10:00 18.5 SSW 203 10.1 5 0.0 clear
    2018-04-26T09:00:00.000+10:00 24.5 S 180 10.9 5 0.0 clear
    2018-04-26T12:00:00.000+10:00 29.8 SE 135 17.9 5 0.0 clear
    2018-04-26T15:00:00.000+10:00 30.7 SE 135 21.5 5 0.0 clear
    2018-04-26T18:00:00.000+10:00 26.8 SE 135 17.0 5 0.0 clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

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  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Mostly sunny
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    Possible shower
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    Maximum 31°C 30°C 30°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C
    Minimum 18°C 21°C 21°C 21°C 21°C 21°C 22°C
    Chance of Rain 5% 5% 30% 40% 60% 80% 90%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm
    UV Index Very High Very High Very High Very High
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns


    Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.

    Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots, tending variable below 10 knots inshore south of Innisfail during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

    Outlook Friday: Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

    Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10/15 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.


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

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Wed 25/04 16.6°C 30.0°C 0.0mm
    Tue 24/04 20.4°C 30.1°C 0.0mm
    Mon 23/04 18.9°C 29.4°C 0.0mm
    Sun 22/04 18.6°C 30.4°C 0.0mm
    Sat 21/04 19.6°C 29.7°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Apr 1448.8mm 74.2 day(s)
    Total for 2018 1877.2mm 75 day(s)
    Total to this day 2017 1163.0mm 80 day(s)
    Wettest day 217.6mm Mar 26
    Lowest temperature 18.3°C Apr 25
    Highest temperature 36.3°C Jan 4
    Full climatology »


    April minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 18.3°C 25th
    Lowest on record 13.0°C 15th 1994
    Average this month 23.0°C +1.3°C
    Long-term average 21.7°C
    April maximum temperature
    Highest this month 32.0°C 8th
    Highest on record 36.8°C 2nd 1988
    Average this month 30.8°C +1.5°C
    Long-term average 29.3°C
    April rainfall
    Wettest this month 11.0mm 17th
    Total this month 39.2mm 12 day(s)
    Long-term average 196.0mm 17.7 day(s)
    Wettest on record 634.6mm 2006
    Driest on record 13.0mm 2008
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