Cairns, QLD UV Index

  • December 11, 2018
  • UV Alert: 8:00 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
    2018-12-10T18:00:00.000+11:00 26.1 ESE 113 18.3 79 0.9 possible_thunderstorm
    2018-12-10T21:00:00.000+11:00 25.7 ESE 113 10.9 90 1.3 thunderstorm
    2018-12-11T00:00:00.000+11:00 24.8 ESE 113 9.3 74 1.7 possible_thunderstorm
    2018-12-11T03:00:00.000+11:00 23.9 SE 135 8.7 52 2.9 possible_thunderstorm
    2018-12-11T06:00:00.000+11:00 24.5 SE 135 8.6 48 0.2 possible_shower
    2018-12-11T09:00:00.000+11:00 29.0 ESE 113 11.8 72 0.2 possible_thunderstorm
    2018-12-11T12:00:00.000+11:00 31.5 ESE 113 17.9 53 0.3 possible_thunderstorm
    2018-12-11T15:00:00.000+11:00 31.4 E 90 18.1 46 0.1 possible_thunderstorm
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

    Dec 11
    Dec 12
    Dec 13
    Dec 14
    Dec 15
    Dec 16
    Dec 17
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible thunderstorm
    Possible thunderstorm
    Possible thunderstorm
    Possible thunderstorm
    Possible thunderstorm
    Possible thunderstorm
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Maximum 32°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 34°C 35°C 36°C
    Minimum 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 25°C 25°C 24°C
    Chance of Rain 80% 60% 70% 70% 80% 90% 60%
    Rain Amount 1-5mm 1-5mm 40-80mm 20-40mm 5-10mm 5-10mm 1-5mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns


    East to northeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/2 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Tuesday: East to southeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1/2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning.

    Outlook Wednesday: East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly inshore in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

    Outlook Thursday: Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10/15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.


    Mon:E/NE 10/15 kt
    Tue:E/SE 10 kt
    Wed:E/SE 10 kt
    Thu:N 10/15 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Mon 10/12 23.5°C 29.0°C 205.0mm
    Sun 9/12 23.1°C 26.4°C 4.6mm
    Sat 8/12 22.4°C 29.8°C 51.4mm
    Fri 7/12 23.1°C 32.1°C 3.8mm
    Thu 6/12 23.8°C 32.9°C 7.6mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Dec 1994.9mm 155.2 day(s)
    Total for 2018 2263.2mm 130 day(s)
    Total to this day 2017 1686.2mm 151 day(s)
    Wettest day 217.6mm Mar 26
    Lowest temperature 11.2°C Jun 5
    Highest temperature 42.6°C Nov 26
    Full climatology »


    December minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 22.3°C 8th
    Lowest on record 17.1°C 13th 1972
    Average this month 24.1°C +0.7°C
    Long-term average 23.4°C
    December maximum temperature
    Highest this month 34.9°C 1st
    Highest on record 40.5°C 20th 1995
    Average this month 32.3°C +0.8°C
    Long-term average 31.5°C
    December rainfall
    Wettest this month 169.6mm 10th
    Total this month 207.6mm 6 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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