Weather

Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • February 27, 2020
  • UV Alert: 8:30 AM EST to 4:20 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
    2020-02-27T06:00:00.000+11:00 25.0 WNW 293 2.5 31 0.1 mostly_clear
    2020-02-27T09:00:00.000+11:00 29.1 NW 315 6.8 36 0.1 possible_shower
    2020-02-27T12:00:00.000+11:00 32.3 N 0 13.2 39 0.4 possible_thunderstorm
    2020-02-27T15:00:00.000+11:00 31.8 N 0 13.5 32 0.3 mostly_clear
    2020-02-27T18:00:00.000+11:00 30.1 N 0 4.5 46 1.3 possible_thunderstorm
    2020-02-27T21:00:00.000+11:00 27.9 WNW 293 4.1 26 0.8 mostly_clear
    2020-02-28T00:00:00.000+11:00 26.3 WNW 293 5.5 8 0.1 mostly_clear
    2020-02-28T03:00:00.000+11:00 25.0 W 270 5.5 8 0.0 mostly_cloudy
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Feb 27
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    Summary
    Possible thunderstorm
    Possible thunderstorm
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    Possible thunderstorm
    Mostly sunny
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    Mostly sunny
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    Possible shower
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    Maximum 33°C 34°C 34°C 34°C 34°C 33°C 33°C
    Minimum 25°C 25°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C
    Chance of Rain 80% 40% 40% 30% 40% 60% 70%
    Rain Amount 10-20mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    Variable below 10 knots. Inshore winds tending north to northeasterly about 10 knots with afternoon seabreezes. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.

    Outlook Thursday: Northwesterly about 10 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the late morning. Inshore winds tending north to northeasterly about 10 knots with afternoon seabreezes. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.

    Outlook Friday: West to northwesterly below 10 knots, tending south to southeasterly about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

    Outlook Saturday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.


    Winds

    Thu:N/NE 10 kt
    Fri:S/SE 10 kt
    Sat:S/SE 10/15 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Wed 26/02 24.4°C 32.0°C 57.2mm
    Tue 25/02 24.5°C 32.6°C 21.4mm
    Mon 24/02 24.7°C 29.7°C -
    Sun 23/02 25.0°C 32.2°C 45.4mm
    Sat 22/02 24.9°C 29.4°C -

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Feb 837.3mm 37.3 day(s)
    Total for 2020 719.8mm 30 day(s)
    Total to this day 2019 1164.2mm 41 day(s)
    Wettest day 207.6mm Jan 29
    Lowest temperature 22.6°C Jan 1
    Highest temperature 40.0°C Feb 15
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    February minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 23.7°C 4th
    Lowest on record 17.9°C 1st 1975
    Average this month 24.8°C +1.0°C
    Long-term average 23.8°C
    February maximum temperature
    Highest this month 40.0°C 15th
    Highest on record 38.9°C 12th 1969
    Average this month 33.5°C +2.3°C
    Long-term average 31.2°C
    February rainfall
    Wettest this month 68.0mm 22nd
    Total this month 259.2mm 10 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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