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Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • September 19, 2019
  • UV Alert: 8:30 AM EST to 3:50 PM EST
  • Max UV Index: 11

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
    2019-09-19T03:00:00.000+10:00 17.1 SSW 203 6.0 5 0.0 mostly_cloudy
    2019-09-19T06:00:00.000+10:00 17.2 SSW 203 8.3 5 0.0 mostly_cloudy
    2019-09-19T09:00:00.000+10:00 24.4 SSE 158 11.7 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-09-19T12:00:00.000+10:00 28.4 ESE 113 18.9 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-09-19T15:00:00.000+10:00 28.3 ESE 113 23.5 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-09-19T18:00:00.000+10:00 23.9 SE 135 16.9 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-09-19T21:00:00.000+10:00 21.8 SSE 158 11.5 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-09-20T00:00:00.000+10:00 20.6 SSE 158 13.6 5 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

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  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
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    Maximum 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 30°C
    Minimum 17°C 19°C 19°C 19°C 19°C 19°C 19°C
    Chance of Rain 5% 30% 40% 70% 60% 70% 40%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    East to southeasterly about 10 knots, increasing to 15/20 knots north of Cape Grafton in the afternoon and evening. Winds inshore south to southwesterly below 10 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Friday: East to southeasterly about 10 knots with some north to northeasterly seabreezes inshore during the rest of the this afternoon and early evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Saturday: East to southeasterly about 10 knots with some north to northeasterly seabreezes inshore during the rest of the this afternoon and early evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.


    Winds

    Thu:E/SE increasing 15/20 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 18/09 - 29.0°C -
    Tue 17/09 14.4°C - 0.0mm
    Mon 16/09 19.9°C 28.8°C 0.0mm
    Sun 15/09 12.9°C 27.4°C 0.0mm
    Sat 14/09 11.7°C 28.5°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Sep 1678.1mm 122.4 day(s)
    Total for 2019 1897.0mm 130 day(s)
    Total to this day 2018 2002.0mm 107 day(s)
    Wettest day 276.8mm Jan 27
    Lowest temperature 8.9°C Aug 23
    Highest temperature 39.5°C Feb 21
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    September minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 9.3°C 5th
    Lowest on record 11.1°C 3rd 1948
    Average this month 14.4°C -4.3°C
    Long-term average 18.7°C
    September maximum temperature
    Highest this month 30.2°C 8th
    Highest on record 33.9°C 7th 1976
    Average this month 28.6°C +0.5°C
    Long-term average 28.1°C
    September rainfall
    Wettest this month 1.0mm 13th
    Total this month 1.0mm 1 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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