Weather

Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • September 24, 2020
  • UV Alert: 8:20 AM EST to 3:50 PM EST
  • 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
    2020-09-24T00:00:00.000+10:00 22.3 SSE 158 6.6 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-09-24T03:00:00.000+10:00 20.9 S 180 7.4 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-09-24T06:00:00.000+10:00 20.0 S 180 6.9 10 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-09-24T09:00:00.000+10:00 25.0 SE 135 9.3 6 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-09-24T12:00:00.000+10:00 29.3 ESE 113 16.9 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-09-24T15:00:00.000+10:00 29.2 ESE 113 20.1 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-09-24T18:00:00.000+10:00 25.3 ESE 113 13.1 5 0.0 clear
    2020-09-24T21:00:00.000+10:00 22.7 SSE 158 5.4 5 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

    Issue Time State Warning
    Wed 13:26 EST Qld Minor Flood Warning For The Thomson River
    Wed 12:11 EST Qld Minor Flood Warning for the Bulloo River
    Wed 11:56 EST Qld Flood Warning for the Diamantina River
  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
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    Maximum 30°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 30°C 29°C 30°C
    Minimum 20°C 20°C 20°C 19°C 21°C 21°C 21°C
    Chance of Rain 5% 5% 5% 10% 20% 20% 30%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    East to southeasterly 10/15 knots, tending northeasterly inshore around Cairns this afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots tending northeasterly inshore around Cairns during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

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

    Outlook Saturday: East to southeasterly about 10 knots, tending east to northeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.


    Winds

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

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Wed 23/09 20.0°C 29.6°C 0.0mm
    Tue 22/09 20.1°C 29.8°C 0.0mm
    Mon 21/09 19.0°C 29.0°C 0.0mm
    Sun 20/09 19.4°C 29.4°C 0.2mm
    Sat 19/09 21.6°C 27.8°C 0.6mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Sep 1678.1mm 122.4 day(s)
    Total for 2020 1304.8mm 126 day(s)
    Total to this day 2019 1897.0mm 130 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

    September minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 18.0°C 11th
    Lowest on record 11.1°C 3rd 1948
    Average this month 20.3°C +1.6°C
    Long-term average 18.7°C
    September maximum temperature
    Highest this month 31.0°C 22nd
    Highest on record 33.9°C 7th 1976
    Average this month 28.5°C +0.4°C
    Long-term average 28.1°C
    September rainfall
    Wettest this month 14.2mm 14th
    Total this month 58.6mm 14 day(s)
    Long-term average 33.3mm 7.6 day(s)
    Wettest on record 103.2mm 1951
    Driest on record 0.0mm 1948
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