Weather

Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • April 04, 2020
  • UV Alert: 8:40 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
    2020-04-04T09:00:00.000+11:00 26.6 WSW 248 1.6 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-04-04T12:00:00.000+11:00 31.0 ENE 68 8.6 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-04-04T15:00:00.000+11:00 29.9 ENE 68 9.1 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-04-04T18:00:00.000+11:00 27.5 ENE 68 2.6 9 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-04-04T21:00:00.000+11:00 25.6 W 270 0.4 7 0.0 clear
    2020-04-05T00:00:00.000+11:00 24.8 W 270 2.7 16 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-04-05T03:00:00.000+10:00 23.5 WSW 248 3.2 7 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-04-05T06:00:00.000+10:00 23.0 WSW 248 3.4 10 0.0 mostly_clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

    Issue Time State Warning
    Fri 14:19 EST Qld Moderate Flood Warning For The Paroo River (Qld)
    Thu 15:35 EST Qld Final Flood Warning For Eyre Creek
  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
    Mostly sunny
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    Possible shower
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    Maximum 31°C 32°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 30°C 29°C
    Minimum 21°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 22°C 22°C
    Chance of Rain 20% 40% 30% 50% 50% 60% 80%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    Variable below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Sunday: Variable below 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

    Outlook Monday: South to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore in the afternoon. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.


    Winds

    Sat:E/NE 10 kt
    Sun:SE 10/15 kt
    Mon:S/SE increasing 10/15 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Fri 3/04 19.6°C 31.0°C 0.0mm
    Thu 2/04 22.2°C 31.2°C 3.4mm
    Wed 1/04 21.3°C 30.8°C 0.4mm
    Tue 31/03 22.9°C 30.8°C -
    Mon 30/03 23.8°C 30.1°C 12.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Apr 1448.8mm 74.2 day(s)
    Total for 2020 891.4mm 56 day(s)
    Total to this day 2019 1637.2mm 68 day(s)
    Wettest day 207.6mm Jan 29
    Lowest temperature 20.2°C Mar 15
    Highest temperature 40.0°C Feb 15
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    Climatology

    April minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 20.8°C 3rd
    Lowest on record 13.0°C 15th 1994
    Average this month 22.1°C +0.4°C
    Long-term average 21.7°C
    April maximum temperature
    Highest this month 31.0°C 2nd
    Highest on record 36.8°C 2nd 1988
    Average this month 30.5°C +1.2°C
    Long-term average 29.3°C
    April rainfall
    Wettest this month 3.6mm 2nd
    Total this month 4.2mm 3 day(s)
    Long-term average 196.0mm 17.7 day(s)
    Wettest on record 634.6mm 2006
    Driest on record 13.0mm 2008
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