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Cairns, Qld Weather

Cairns 12:40 EST

Current temp:
Feels like:
Dew Point 22.0°C
Humidity 55%
Pressure -
Wind SSE 11km/h
Gusts 15km/h
Rain since 9am 0.0mm
Mostly sunny

Nth Cst & Tableland for Sunday: Partly cloudy. High chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm inland this afternoon and evening. Light winds.

UV Level:
15 - Extreme
Frizz Factor:
2 - Low


06:13 EST
First Light
05:50 EST
18:50 EST
Last Light
19:12 EST


rise: Sun 16:44 EST
set: Mon 04:19 EST
Waxing gibbous

On this day in Cairns Ap - February 17

Highest maximum temperature 37.9°C 2016
Lowest minimum temperature 20.5°C 1953
Wettest 115.1mm 1971
Fire Danger:
  • Details

    Mostly sunny
  • Radar

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  • Synoptic

  • Next 24 Hours in Cairns

    DateTemperatureWind DirectionWind DegreesWind SpeedPrecip ProbPrecip RateIcon
    2019-02-17T15:00:00.000+11:00 30.8 ESE 113 15.4 75 0.2 possible_thunderstorm
    2019-02-17T18:00:00.000+11:00 28.4 SE 135 9.4 44 0.1 possible_thunderstorm
    2019-02-17T21:00:00.000+11:00 26.0 SSE 158 2.6 35 0.1 mostly_clear
    2019-02-18T00:00:00.000+11:00 25.0 SSW 203 1.3 48 0.4 possible_thunderstorm
    2019-02-18T03:00:00.000+11:00 24.5 WSW 248 2.7 51 0.4 possible_shower
    2019-02-18T06:00:00.000+11:00 24.4 WSW 248 2.7 30 0.1 mostly_clear
    2019-02-18T09:00:00.000+11:00 27.6 W 270 2.6 48 0.2 possible_shower
    2019-02-18T12:00:00.000+11:00 31.0 NE 45 8.9 46 0.1 possible_shower
  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

    Feb 17
    Feb 18
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    Feb 21
    Feb 22
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    Mostly sunny
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    Possible shower
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    Maximum 32°C 32°C 35°C 37°C 37°C 37°C 34°C
    Minimum 24°C 24°C 25°C 26°C 27°C 26°C 25°C
    Chance of Rain 80% 60% 60% 10% 20% 20% 90%
    Rain Amount 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 5-10mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns


    South to southeasterly 10/15 knots, tending east to southeasterly inshore until early evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Sunday: South to southeasterly about 10 knots, tending east to southeasterly inshore in the afternoon with seabreezes. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Monday: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Tuesday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.


    Sun:S/SE 10 kt
    Mon:SE 10 kt
    Tue:NW 10/15 kt
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Sun 17/02 23.0°C - 0.0mm
    Sat 16/02 24.0°C 33.0°C 0.0mm
    Fri 15/02 24.8°C 32.9°C 0.0mm
    Thu 14/02 - 38.7°C -
    Wed 13/02 21.9°C - 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Feb 837.3mm 37.3 day(s)
    Total for 2019 1068.6mm 35 day(s)
    Total to this day 2018 850.6mm 30 day(s)
    Wettest day 276.8mm Jan 27
    Lowest temperature 20.6°C Jan 4
    Highest temperature 37.5°C Feb 10
    Full climatology »


    February minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 22.7°C 14th
    Lowest on record 17.9°C 1st 1975
    Average this month 24.3°C +0.5°C
    Long-term average 23.8°C
    February maximum temperature
    Highest this month 37.5°C 10th
    Highest on record 38.9°C 12th 1969
    Average this month 32.7°C +1.5°C
    Long-term average 31.2°C
    February rainfall
    Wettest this month 119.4mm 1st
    Total this month 281.4mm 11 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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