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Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • January 18, 2020
  • UV Alert: 8:20 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
    2020-01-18T12:00:00.000+11:00 36.2 W 270 16.8 6 0.0 clear
    2020-01-18T15:00:00.000+11:00 35.8 NW 315 12.7 12 0.1 mostly_clear
    2020-01-18T18:00:00.000+11:00 31.5 ENE 68 7.6 19 0.1 mostly_clear
    2020-01-18T21:00:00.000+11:00 28.8 E 90 3.6 32 0.6 mostly_clear
    2020-01-19T00:00:00.000+11:00 27.7 S 180 4.3 18 0.5 mostly_clear
    2020-01-19T03:00:00.000+11:00 26.6 SSW 203 7.3 20 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-01-19T06:00:00.000+11:00 26.0 WSW 248 5.0 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-01-19T09:00:00.000+11:00 32.2 W 270 6.6 6 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
    Possible shower
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    Maximum 37°C 36°C 35°C 35°C 34°C 33°C 33°C
    Minimum 27°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 25°C
    Chance of Rain 40% 60% 50% 60% 70% 70% 60%
    Rain Amount 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 5-10mm 5-10mm 1-5mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    North to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Northerly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Sunday: Variable about 10 knots, with inshore afternoon seabreezes. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Northerly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Monday: Variable about 10 knots, with inshore afternoon seabreezes. Winds tending north to northeasterly in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Northerly below 1 metre outside the reef.


    Winds

    Sat:N/NE 10 kt
    Sun:Sea breeze 10 kt
    Mon:Sea breeze 10 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Sat 18/01 27.0°C - 0.0mm
    Fri 17/01 - 36.0°C -
    Thu 16/01 24.5°C - 0.0mm
    Wed 15/01 23.7°C 33.2°C 9.6mm
    Tue 14/01 24.2°C 31.0°C -

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Jan 390.2mm 18.5 day(s)
    Total for 2020 124.4mm 11 day(s)
    Total to this day 2019 91.8mm 11 day(s)
    Wettest day 33.4mm Jan 5
    Lowest temperature 22.6°C Jan 1
    Highest temperature 35.5°C Jan 17
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    January minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 22.6°C 1st
    Lowest on record 18.2°C 10th 1943
    Average this month 24.1°C +0.4°C
    Long-term average 23.7°C
    January maximum temperature
    Highest this month 35.5°C 17th
    Highest on record 40.4°C 29th 1967
    Average this month 32.3°C +0.8°C
    Long-term average 31.5°C
    January rainfall
    Wettest this month 33.4mm 5th
    Total this month 124.4mm 11 day(s)
    Long-term average 390.2mm 18.5 day(s)
    Wettest on record 1417.4mm 1981
    Driest on record 86.1mm 1967
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