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Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • February 18, 2018
  • UV Alert: 7:30 AM EST to 5:40 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
    2018-02-18T12:00:00.000+11:00 29.9 ESE 113 15.0 25 0.1 mostly_clear
    2018-02-18T15:00:00.000+11:00 29.7 E 90 16.4 30 0.1 mostly_clear
    2018-02-18T18:00:00.000+11:00 28.4 ESE 113 11.8 14 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-02-18T21:00:00.000+11:00 26.3 ESE 113 5.9 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-02-19T00:00:00.000+11:00 25.3 SSE 158 2.9 7 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-02-19T03:00:00.000+11:00 24.6 SW 225 1.3 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 28.6 WSW 248 4.7 5 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
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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

    Forecast

    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.


    Winds

    Sun:E/SE 10 kt
    Mon:SE 10 kt
    Tue:E/NE 10 kt
  • 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 »

    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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