Weather

Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • December 13, 2017
  • UV Alert: 7:00 AM EST to 5:20 PM EST
  • Max UV Index: 14

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
    2017-12-13T09:00:00.000+11:00 28.7 SSE 158 21.9 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2017-12-13T12:00:00.000+11:00 31.2 SE 135 26.5 5 0.0 clear
    2017-12-13T15:00:00.000+11:00 31.5 SE 135 27.4 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2017-12-13T18:00:00.000+11:00 28.6 SE 135 22.8 5 0.0 clear
    2017-12-13T21:00:00.000+11:00 25.8 SSE 158 12.0 5 0.0 clear
    2017-12-14T00:00:00.000+11:00 24.5 S 180 11.5 6 0.0 mostly_clear
    2017-12-14T03:00:00.000+11:00 23.4 S 180 12.1 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2017-12-14T06:00:00.000+11:00 23.5 S 180 11.7 5 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

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

    Wed
    Dec 13
    Thu
    Dec 14
    Fri
    Dec 15
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    Summary
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Sunny
    Sunny
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Maximum 32°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 32°C
    Minimum 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 24°C 24°C
    Chance of Rain 20% 5% 5% 30% 50% 60% 40%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres north of Cairns. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

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


    Winds

    Wed:SE 20 kt
    Thu:SE 10/15 kt
    Fri:SE 10/15 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Tue 12/12 21.0°C 32.0°C 0.0mm
    Mon 11/12 23.7°C 32.0°C 0.0mm
    Sun 10/12 22.6°C 32.7°C 0.0mm
    Sat 9/12 24.0°C 32.0°C 0.0mm
    Fri 8/12 - 32.6°C -

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Dec 1994.9mm 155.2 day(s)
    Total for 2017 1686.2mm 151 day(s)
    Total to this day 2016 1452.8mm 155 day(s)
    Wettest day 135.2mm Oct 19
    Lowest temperature 12.6°C Jun 8
    Highest temperature 36.2°C Mar 28
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    December minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 21.4°C 6th
    Lowest on record 17.1°C 13th 1972
    Average this month 23.5°C +0.1°C
    Long-term average 23.4°C
    December maximum temperature
    Highest this month 34.2°C 5th
    Highest on record 40.5°C 20th 1995
    Average this month 32.6°C +1.1°C
    Long-term average 31.5°C
    December rainfall
    Wettest this month 19.0mm 5th
    Total this month 24.4mm 4 day(s)
    Long-term average 176.7mm 13.9 day(s)
    Wettest on record 919.4mm 1973
    Driest on record 9.0mm 1951
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