Weather

Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • July 16, 2019
  • UV Alert: 9:20 AM EST to 3:20 PM EST
  • Max UV Index: 8

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
    2019-07-16T18:00:00.000+10:00 19.2 SSE 158 18.3 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-07-16T21:00:00.000+10:00 16.9 S 180 15.8 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-07-17T00:00:00.000+10:00 14.8 S 180 16.2 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-07-17T03:00:00.000+10:00 13.8 S 180 14.9 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-07-17T06:00:00.000+10:00 13.0 S 180 17.2 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-07-17T09:00:00.000+10:00 18.6 SSE 158 18.9 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-07-17T12:00:00.000+10:00 23.5 SE 135 22.4 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-07-17T15:00:00.000+10:00 24.7 SE 135 22.8 5 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
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    Maximum 24°C 25°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 27°C 26°C
    Minimum 16°C 13°C 16°C 16°C 16°C 17°C 17°C
    Chance of Rain 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 70% 50%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm
    UV Index Very High High High High
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Inshore winds south of Innisfail south to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.

    Outlook Wednesday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots. Inshore winds south of Innisfail south to southwesterly 10/15 knots in the morning and evening, tending southeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, decreasing to 10/15 knots south of Innisfail in the afternoon. Winds north of Cape Grafton reaching up to 25 knots at times during the morning and afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots, increasing to 15/20 knots on exposed waters north of Cape Grafton. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.


    Winds

    Tue:SE 15/20 kt
    Wed:S/SE 15/20 kt
    Thu:SE 25 kt
    Fri:SE increasing 15/20 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Tue 16/07 8.5°C 24.0°C 0.0mm
    Mon 15/07 14.4°C 23.2°C 0.0mm
    Sun 14/07 12.0°C 25.6°C 0.0mm
    Sat 13/07 14.5°C 26.0°C 0.2mm
    Fri 12/07 17.8°C 25.0°C 10.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Jul 1617.9mm 106.9 day(s)
    Total for 2019 1868.4mm 123 day(s)
    Total to this day 2018 1991.2mm 104 day(s)
    Wettest day 276.8mm Jan 27
    Lowest temperature 11.9°C Jul 16
    Highest temperature 39.5°C Feb 21
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    July minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 11.9°C 16th
    Lowest on record 7.3°C 19th 1965
    Average this month 17.3°C +0.2°C
    Long-term average 17.1°C
    July maximum temperature
    Highest this month 28.2°C 7th
    Highest on record 30.1°C 18th 1964
    Average this month 26.1°C +0.3°C
    Long-term average 25.8°C
    July rainfall
    Wettest this month 15.8mm 9th
    Total this month 36.4mm 7 day(s)
    Long-term average 29.9mm 9.0 day(s)
    Wettest on record 145.0mm 1969
    Driest on record 0.0mm 1958
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