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Cairns, Qld Weather

Cairns 18:20 EST

Current temp:
Feels like:
Dew Point 19.4°C
Humidity 65%
Pressure -
Wind SSE 11km/h
Gusts 15km/h
Rain since 9am -
Mostly sunny

Nth Cst Tableland for Thursday: Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers near the coast, slight chance elsewhere. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h. Friday: Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight chance elsewhere. Winds E 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

UV Level:
12 - Extreme
Frizz Factor:
2 - Low


06:24 EST
First Light
06:03 EST
18:12 EST
Last Light
18:34 EST


rise: Thu 19:22 EST
set: Fri 08:18 EST
Waning gibbous

On this day in Cairns Ap - April 9

Highest maximum temperature 32.5°C 1995
Lowest minimum temperature 17.7°C 1945
Wettest 157.0mm 1950
Fire Danger:
  • Details

    Mostly sunny
  • Radar

  • Satellite

  • Synoptic

  • Next 24 Hours in Cairns

    DateTemperatureWind DirectionWind DegreesWind SpeedPrecip ProbPrecip RateIcon
    2020-04-09T21:00:00.000+10:00 24.7 SSE 158 12.4 6 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-04-10T00:00:00.000+10:00 23.7 S 180 11.8 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-04-10T03:00:00.000+10:00 22.5 S 180 11.6 19 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-04-10T06:00:00.000+10:00 22.3 S 180 11.5 16 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-04-10T09:00:00.000+10:00 26.4 SSE 158 10.7 13 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-04-10T12:00:00.000+10:00 29.2 SE 135 15.8 31 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-04-10T15:00:00.000+10:00 29.5 ESE 113 14.5 8 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-04-10T18:00:00.000+10:00 27.2 SE 135 9.6 7 0.0 mostly_clear
  • 7 Day Forecast for Cairns

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    Maximum 30°C 31°C 32°C 31°C 31°C 30°C 30°C
    Minimum 22°C 23°C 22°C 22°C 23°C 23°C 23°C
    Chance of Rain 40% 20% 5% 30% 80% 90% 80%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 1-5mm 1-5mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Cairns


    Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.

    Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cairns early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday.

    Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots, becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

    Outlook Sunday: South to southeasterly about 10 knots, tending east to southeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.


    Thu:SE 15/20 kt
    Fri:SE 20 kt
    Sat:SE 10/15 kt
    Sun:S/SE 10 kt
  • Warnings for Queensland

    Issue Time State Warning
    Thu 09:02 EST Qld Minor Flood Warning for the Paroo River (Qld) downstream of Eulo
  • Cairns Ap Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Thu 9/04 19.7°C - 0.0mm
    Wed 8/04 21.8°C 30.1°C 1.6mm
    Tue 7/04 23.0°C 29.1°C 3.4mm
    Mon 6/04 23.4°C 31.7°C 0.0mm
    Sun 5/04 23.0°C 32.4°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Apr 1448.8mm 74.2 day(s)
    Total for 2020 897.0mm 58 day(s)
    Total to this day 2019 1653.6mm 72 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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    April minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 20.8°C 3rd
    Lowest on record 13.0°C 15th 1994
    Average this month 22.5°C +0.8°C
    Long-term average 21.7°C
    April maximum temperature
    Highest this month 31.6°C 6th
    Highest on record 36.8°C 2nd 1988
    Average this month 30.6°C +1.3°C
    Long-term average 29.3°C
    April rainfall
    Wettest this month 3.6mm 2nd
    Total this month 9.8mm 5 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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