Weather

Cairns, QLD UV Index


  • May 24, 2019
  • UV Alert: 9:10 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
    2019-05-23T21:00:00.000+10:00 22.3 SSE 158 20.0 18 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-05-24T00:00:00.000+10:00 21.6 SSE 158 20.0 6 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-05-24T03:00:00.000+10:00 20.6 SSE 158 18.0 14 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-05-24T06:00:00.000+10:00 20.6 SSE 158 17.1 6 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-05-24T09:00:00.000+10:00 23.4 SSE 158 20.1 22 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-05-24T12:00:00.000+10:00 26.6 SSE 158 23.4 20 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-05-24T15:00:00.000+10:00 26.4 SSE 158 24.5 6 0.0 mostly_clear
    2019-05-24T18:00:00.000+10:00 23.4 SSE 158 16.2 8 0.0 clear
  • Warnings for Queensland

    Issue Time State Warning
    Thu 15:50 EST Qld Strong Wind Warning for Peninsula Coast and Cooktown Coast
  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Summary
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
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    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
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    Maximum 27°C 28°C 28°C 27°C 28°C 27°C 27°C
    Minimum 20°C 21°C 20°C 21°C 20°C 20°C 19°C
    Chance of Rain 50% 40% 30% 40% 20% 40% 50%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm
    UV Index Very High Very High Very High Very High
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns

    Forecast

    Southeasterly 20/25 knots, decreasing to 15/20 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres north of Cairns. Swell: Easterly 1.5/2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening.

    Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Cairns in the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres south of Innisfail. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.

    Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, tending south to southeasterly 10/15 knots inshore. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

    Outlook Sunday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.


    Winds

    Thu:SE 20/25 kt
    Fri:SE 25 kt
    Sat:SE 15/20 kt
    Sun:S/SE 10/15 kt
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Thu 23/05 21.3°C 26.0°C 6.8mm
    Wed 22/05 21.0°C 26.4°C 16.0mm
    Tue 21/05 21.0°C 27.0°C 3.0mm
    Mon 20/05 21.9°C 27.1°C 13.8mm
    Sun 19/05 22.3°C 26.2°C 0.8mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to May 1540.3mm 88.0 day(s)
    Total for 2019 1792.2mm 98 day(s)
    Total to this day 2018 1907.6mm 87 day(s)
    Wettest day 276.8mm Jan 27
    Lowest temperature 16.9°C May 7
    Highest temperature 39.5°C Feb 21
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    May minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 16.9°C 7th
    Lowest on record 10.1°C 26th 1953
    Average this month 21.3°C +1.4°C
    Long-term average 19.9°C
    May maximum temperature
    Highest this month 29.6°C 4th
    Highest on record 31.3°C 29th 1958
    Average this month 28.3°C +0.6°C
    Long-term average 27.7°C
    May rainfall
    Wettest this month 15.8mm 20th
    Total this month 78.6mm 14 day(s)
    Long-term average 91.5mm 13.8 day(s)
    Wettest on record 322.3mm 1964
    Driest on record 3.2mm 2001
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