Weather

Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • August 20, 2019
  • UV Alert: 9:00 AM EST to 3:40 PM EST
  • Max UV Index: 9

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
    2019-08-20T00:00:00.000+10:00 19.9 S 180 13.4 5 0.0 clear
    2019-08-20T03:00:00.000+10:00 18.0 S 180 12.6 5 0.0 clear
    2019-08-20T06:00:00.000+10:00 17.0 SSW 203 12.6 5 0.0 clear
    2019-08-20T09:00:00.000+10:00 21.7 SSE 158 18.9 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-08-20T12:00:00.000+10:00 26.2 SSE 158 30.6 5 0.0 clear
    2019-08-20T15:00:00.000+10:00 26.3 SSE 158 33.9 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-08-20T18:00:00.000+10:00 22.2 SSE 158 25.5 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-08-20T21:00:00.000+10:00 20.7 SSE 158 20.8 5 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

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    Summary
    Mostly sunny
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    Maximum 27°C 26°C 27°C 27°C 27°C 27°C 28°C
    Minimum 17°C 18°C 17°C 15°C 17°C 17°C 18°C
    Chance of Rain 5% 5% 5% 5% 50% 30% 20%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV Index Very High Very High Very High Very High
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    Southeasterly 10/15 knots reaching 15/20 knots at times north of Cape Grafton. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef by early evening. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

    Outlook Tuesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, increasing to 20/25 during the morning and then reaching up to 30 knots on exposed waters north of Innisfail during the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1/1.5 metres later in the evening.

    Outlook Wednesday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, increasing to 20/25 knots north of Cairns. Wind later easing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.


    Winds

    Mon:SE 15/20 kt
    Tue:SE 30 kt
    Wed:SE 20/25 kt
    Thu:SE increasing 20/25 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Mon 19/08 13.6°C 27.0°C 0.0mm
    Sun 18/08 15.2°C 27.5°C 0.0mm
    Sat 17/08 20.8°C 26.3°C 0.0mm
    Fri 16/08 18.6°C 27.3°C 0.0mm
    Thu 15/08 14.7°C 25.0°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Aug 1644.8mm 114.8 day(s)
    Total for 2019 1896.0mm 129 day(s)
    Total to this day 2018 2002.0mm 107 day(s)
    Wettest day 276.8mm Jan 27
    Lowest temperature 11.3°C Jul 19
    Highest temperature 39.5°C Feb 21
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    August minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 12.0°C 12th
    Lowest on record 7.8°C 7th 1953
    Average this month 17.6°C +0.2°C
    Long-term average 17.4°C
    August maximum temperature
    Highest this month 29.2°C 10th
    Highest on record 31.4°C 29th 2000
    Average this month 26.4°C -0.2°C
    Long-term average 26.6°C
    August rainfall
    Wettest this month 21.0mm 4th
    Total this month 27.0mm 4 day(s)
    Long-term average 26.9mm 7.9 day(s)
    Wettest on record 140.2mm 1995
    Driest on record 0.0mm 1990
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