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Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • December 06, 2020
  • UV Alert: 8:00 AM to 4:10 PM
  • 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
    2020-12-05T21:00:00.000+11:00 26.3 ESE 113 5.6 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-12-06T00:00:00.000+11:00 24.5 ESE 113 3.6 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-12-06T03:00:00.000+11:00 23.5 SE 135 1.8 5 0.0 mostly_cloudy
    2020-12-06T06:00:00.000+11:00 23.7 SSW 203 3.5 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-12-06T09:00:00.000+11:00 29.7 E 90 5.5 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-12-06T12:00:00.000+11:00 33.0 ENE 68 12.1 5 0.0 clear
    2020-12-06T15:00:00.000+11:00 32.1 ENE 68 12.6 5 0.0 clear
    2020-12-06T18:00:00.000+11:00 29.3 ENE 68 8.2 5 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

    Sun
    Dec 6
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    Fri
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    Sat
    Dec 12
    Summary
    Sunny
    Sunny
    Sunny
    Sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Maximum 33°C 34°C 34°C 33°C 32°C 32°C 31°C
    Minimum 23°C 24°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 24°C 24°C
    Chance of Rain 10% 30% 40% 80% 70% 80% 90%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    East to southeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Sunday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Monday: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

    Outlook Tuesday: North to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.


    Winds

    Sat:E/SE 10 kt
    Sun:E/NE 10 kt
    Mon:N/NE increasing 10/15 kt
    Tue:N/NE 10 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Sat 5/12 19.8°C 31.7°C 0.2mm
    Fri 4/12 22.0°C 30.8°C 0.2mm
    Thu 3/12 24.9°C 31.0°C 2.0mm
    Wed 2/12 24.4°C 31.7°C 0.0mm
    Tue 1/12 22.6°C 31.9°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Dec 1994.9mm 155.2 day(s)
    Total for 2020 1368.4mm 149 day(s)
    Total to this day 2019 1966.6mm 145 day(s)
    Wettest day 207.6mm Jan 29
    Lowest temperature 9.5°C Jul 17
    Highest temperature 40.0°C Feb 15
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    December minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 21.0°C 5th
    Lowest on record 17.1°C 13th 1972
    Average this month 23.6°C +0.2°C
    Long-term average 23.4°C
    December maximum temperature
    Highest this month 33.5°C 2nd
    Highest on record 40.5°C 20th 1995
    Average this month 32.7°C +1.2°C
    Long-term average 31.5°C
    December rainfall
    Wettest this month 1.8mm 3rd
    Total this month 2.4mm 3 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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