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Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • September 24, 2018
  • UV Alert: 8:20 AM EST to 3:50 PM EST
  • Max UV Index: 12

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
    2018-09-24T03:00:00.000+10:00 19.4 SE 135 18.2 62 0.2 possible_shower
    2018-09-24T06:00:00.000+10:00 18.0 SSE 158 17.2 28 0.3 mostly_clear
    2018-09-24T09:00:00.000+10:00 24.4 SE 135 26.6 21 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-09-24T12:00:00.000+10:00 28.0 SE 135 31.1 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-09-24T15:00:00.000+10:00 28.0 SE 135 32.3 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-09-24T18:00:00.000+10:00 24.2 SSE 158 25.6 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-09-24T21:00:00.000+10:00 21.8 SSE 158 17.7 10 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-09-25T00:00:00.000+10:00 20.4 SE 135 18.9 21 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

    Issue Time State Warning
    There are no warnings current.
  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Sep 24
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    Thu
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    Fri
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    Sat
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    Sun
    Sep 30
    Summary
    Clearing shower
    Clearing shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
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    Maximum 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 28°C 29°C 30°C
    Minimum 18°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 17°C
    Chance of Rain 40% 30% 40% 40% 30% 50% 40%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/2 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Monday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Tuesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Wednesday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots, decreasing to 15/20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.


    Winds

    Mon:SE 15/20 kt
    Tue:SE 15/20 kt
    Wed:SE 20/25 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Sun 23/09 19.2°C 27.0°C 4.4mm
    Sat 22/09 21.2°C 28.9°C 0.0mm
    Fri 21/09 14.6°C 30.3°C 0.0mm
    Thu 20/09 15.0°C 29.3°C 0.0mm
    Wed 19/09 17.8°C 29.2°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Sep 1678.1mm 122.4 day(s)
    Total for 2018 2004.4mm 108 day(s)
    Total to this day 2017 1371.8mm 123 day(s)
    Wettest day 217.6mm Mar 26
    Lowest temperature 11.2°C Jun 5
    Highest temperature 36.3°C Jan 4
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    September minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 14.1°C 4th
    Lowest on record 11.1°C 3rd 1948
    Average this month 17.9°C -0.8°C
    Long-term average 18.7°C
    September maximum temperature
    Highest this month 31.9°C 3rd
    Highest on record 33.9°C 7th 1976
    Average this month 29.6°C +1.5°C
    Long-term average 28.1°C
    September rainfall
    Wettest this month 2.4mm 23rd
    Total this month 2.4mm 1 day(s)
    Long-term average 33.3mm 7.6 day(s)
    Wettest on record 103.2mm 1951
    Driest on record 0.0mm 1948
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