Weather

Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • October 23, 2019
  • UV Alert: 8:10 AM EST to 4:00 PM EST
  • Max UV Index: 13

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
    2019-10-23T09:00:00.000+11:00 27.0 SE 135 25.7 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-10-23T12:00:00.000+11:00 29.0 SE 135 31.2 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-10-23T15:00:00.000+11:00 28.0 SE 135 29.2 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-10-23T18:00:00.000+11:00 25.0 SE 135 22.8 11 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-10-23T21:00:00.000+11:00 23.3 SE 135 17.2 6 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-10-24T00:00:00.000+11:00 22.1 SSE 158 14.5 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-10-24T03:00:00.000+11:00 21.1 SSE 158 15.5 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-10-24T06:00:00.000+11:00 20.0 SSE 158 14.0 5 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

    Issue Time State Warning
    Wed 04:45 EST Qld Strong Wind Warning for Peninsula and Cooktown coasts
  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
    Mostly sunny
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    Maximum 29°C 29°C 29°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 30°C
    Minimum 21°C 20°C 25°C 21°C 20°C 20°C 22°C
    Chance of Rain 50% 50% 50% 30% 20% 60% 90%
    Rain Amount < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times north of Innisfail. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, increasing to 1/2 metres later in the evening.

    Outlook Wednesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, tending 20/25 knots north of Innisfail until mid afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening, then increasing to 1/2 metres later in the evening.

    Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Winds tending lighter 10/15 knots inshore south of Innisfail. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday.

    Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres north of Cairns. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.


    Winds

    Wed:SE 20/25 kt
    Thu:SE 15/20 kt
    Fri:SE 10/15 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Tue 22/10 20.8°C 30.0°C 33.0mm
    Mon 21/10 19.2°C 31.3°C 0.0mm
    Sun 20/10 18.7°C 30.2°C 0.0mm
    Sat 19/10 19.1°C 30.5°C 0.0mm
    Fri 18/10 20.8°C 30.5°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Oct 1725.5mm 130.8 day(s)
    Total for 2019 1959.0mm 136 day(s)
    Total to this day 2018 2024.8mm 116 day(s)
    Wettest day 276.8mm Jan 27
    Lowest temperature 8.9°C Aug 23
    Highest temperature 39.5°C Feb 21
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    October minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 16.6°C 9th
    Lowest on record 12.4°C 1st 1946
    Average this month 19.6°C -1.0°C
    Long-term average 20.6°C
    October maximum temperature
    Highest this month 31.7°C 21st
    Highest on record 36.0°C 24th 2002
    Average this month 29.4°C -0.1°C
    Long-term average 29.5°C
    October rainfall
    Wettest this month 26.2mm 4th
    Total this month 62.0mm 6 day(s)
    Long-term average 47.4mm 8.4 day(s)
    Wettest on record 394.4mm 2011
    Driest on record 0.0mm 1962
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