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Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • October 19, 2018
  • UV Alert: 8:10 AM to 4:00 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
    2018-10-19T03:00:00.000+11:00 22.2 S 180 6.6 20 0.0 mostly_cloudy
    2018-10-19T06:00:00.000+11:00 21.0 S 180 7.7 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-10-19T09:00:00.000+11:00 27.7 SE 135 15.1 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-10-19T12:00:00.000+11:00 30.2 ESE 113 25.0 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-10-19T15:00:00.000+11:00 30.3 ESE 113 25.8 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-10-19T18:00:00.000+11:00 27.0 SE 135 21.1 9 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-10-19T21:00:00.000+11:00 25.0 SE 135 12.8 9 0.0 mostly_clear
    2018-10-20T00:00:00.000+11:00 23.8 SE 135 11.5 10 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

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    Summary
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    Maximum 31°C 31°C 32°C 32°C 32°C 32°C 32°C
    Minimum 21°C 22°C 21°C 21°C 22°C 22°C 22°C
    Chance of Rain 20% 20% 20% 20% 40% 30% 20%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    East to southeasterly about 10 knots. Winds inshore tending northeasterly in the afternoon and early evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Friday: Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots early in the morning. Winds inshore tending easterly in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Saturday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Winds inshore south of Innisfail below 10 knots during the early morning. Winds inshore north of Cairns tending northeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Sunday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning. Winds inshore south of Innisfail below 10 knots during the early morning. Afternoon inshore northeasterly seabreezes. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.


    Winds

    Fri:SE increasing 10/15 kt
    Sat:E/SE 10/15 kt
    Sun:E/SE 10/15 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Thu 18/10 21.4°C 31.0°C 0.0mm
    Wed 17/10 21.8°C 31.4°C 0.0mm
    Tue 16/10 22.3°C 31.6°C 0.0mm
    Mon 15/10 22.4°C 31.2°C 0.8mm
    Sun 14/10 22.8°C 29.4°C 4.6mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Oct 1725.5mm 130.8 day(s)
    Total for 2018 2024.8mm 116 day(s)
    Total to this day 2017 1524.4mm 127 day(s)
    Wettest day 217.6mm Mar 26
    Lowest temperature 11.2°C Jun 5
    Highest temperature 36.3°C Jan 4
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    October minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 15.5°C 5th
    Lowest on record 12.4°C 1st 1946
    Average this month 20.5°C -0.1°C
    Long-term average 20.6°C
    October maximum temperature
    Highest this month 31.0°C 18th
    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 11.8mm 14th
    Total this month 15.2mm 5 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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