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Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • July 29, 2021
  • UV Alert: 9:20 AM EST to 3:20 PM EST
  • Max UV Index: 7

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
    2021-07-29T09:00:00.000+10:00 22.1 SSW 203 5.8 5 0.0 clear
    2021-07-29T12:00:00.000+10:00 28.0 ESE 113 7.8 5 0.0 clear
    2021-07-29T15:00:00.000+10:00 28.3 E 90 8.9 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-07-29T18:00:00.000+10:00 24.1 E 90 4.2 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-07-29T21:00:00.000+10:00 21.8 S 180 2.5 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-07-30T00:00:00.000+10:00 20.2 SW 225 3.3 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-07-30T03:00:00.000+10:00 18.7 SW 225 5.2 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-07-30T06:00:00.000+10:00 18.4 SSW 203 7.8 5 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
    Sunny
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    Maximum 29°C 29°C 28°C 28°C 27°C 28°C 29°C
    Minimum 17°C 18°C 20°C 20°C 19°C 19°C 19°C
    Chance of Rain 5% 10% 20% 30% 10% 40% 5%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV Index High High High High Very High
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    East to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Thursday: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10/15 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Saturday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Grafton. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon.


    Winds

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

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Wed 28/07 15.0°C 27.0°C 0.0mm
    Tue 27/07 20.0°C 26.8°C 0.0mm
    Mon 26/07 15.6°C 26.5°C 0.0mm
    Sun 25/07 17.3°C 27.2°C 0.0mm
    Sat 24/07 14.8°C 26.9°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Jul 1629.9mm 107.1 day(s)
    Total for 2021 2230.0mm 107 day(s)
    Total to this day 2020 1236.2mm 106 day(s)
    Wettest day 203.6mm Apr 21
    Lowest temperature 12.9°C Jun 21
    Highest temperature 33.8°C Mar 4
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    Climatology

    July minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 13.1°C 22nd
    Lowest on record 7.3°C 19th 1965
    Average this month 19.4°C +2.3°C
    Long-term average 17.1°C
    July maximum temperature
    Highest this month 29.4°C 17th
    Highest on record 30.1°C 18th 1964
    Average this month 27.0°C +1.2°C
    Long-term average 25.8°C
    July rainfall
    Wettest this month 27.6mm 1st
    Total this month 54.4mm 5 day(s)
    Long-term average 30.5mm 9.0 day(s)
    Wettest on record 145.0mm 1969
    Driest on record 0.0mm 1958
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