Weather

Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • April 23, 2019
  • UV Alert: 8:50 AM EST to 3:40 PM EST
  • Max UV Index: 11

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
    2019-04-23T00:00:00.000+10:00 23.4 SSE 158 12.6 8 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-04-23T03:00:00.000+10:00 22.6 SSE 158 15.0 18 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-04-23T06:00:00.000+10:00 22.0 SSE 158 13.7 20 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-04-23T09:00:00.000+10:00 25.8 SSE 158 16.4 30 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-04-23T12:00:00.000+10:00 29.6 SE 135 22.2 22 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-04-23T15:00:00.000+10:00 29.0 SE 135 23.0 12 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-04-23T18:00:00.000+10:00 26.5 SSE 158 17.4 13 0.0 clear
    2019-04-23T21:00:00.000+10:00 24.5 SSE 158 12.7 7 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
    Possible shower
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    Maximum 30°C 31°C 30°C 30°C 29°C 29°C 28°C
    Minimum 22°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 22°C
    Chance of Rain 30% 30% 50% 70% 90% 60% 80%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Very High
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

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

    Outlook Tuesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Wednesday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, decreasing to 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.


    Winds

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

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Mon 22/04 23.3°C 30.0°C 0.0mm
    Sun 21/04 - 30.3°C -
    Sat 20/04 - - -
    Fri 19/04 21.1°C - 2.6mm
    Thu 18/04 20.8°C 29.1°C 5.2mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Apr 1448.8mm 74.2 day(s)
    Total for 2019 1691.6mm 79 day(s)
    Total to this day 2018 1876.6mm 74 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

    April minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 21.0°C 18th
    Lowest on record 13.0°C 15th 1994
    Average this month 22.5°C +0.8°C
    Long-term average 21.7°C
    April maximum temperature
    Highest this month 31.6°C 1st
    Highest on record 36.8°C 2nd 1988
    Average this month 29.7°C +0.4°C
    Long-term average 29.3°C
    April rainfall
    Wettest this month 116.8mm 4th
    Total this month 209.6mm 14 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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