Cairns climate guide

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Temperature in Cairns (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
31°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Cairns31
31°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Cairns31
30°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Cairns30
29°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Cairns29
27°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Cairns27
25°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Cairns25
25°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Cairns25
26°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Cairns26
27°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Cairns27
29°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Cairns29
30°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Cairns30
31°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Cairns31
Min temperature (night-time)
23°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Cairns23
23°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Cairns23
22°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Cairns22
21°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Cairns21
19°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Cairns19
17°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Cairns17
16°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Cairns16
17°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Cairns17
18°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Cairns18
20°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Cairns20
22°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Cairns22
23°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Cairns23
Sea temperature
29°C sea temperature in January in Cairns29
29°C sea temperature in February in Cairns29
28°C sea temperature in March in Cairns28
27°C sea temperature in April in Cairns27
25°C sea temperature in May in Cairns25
24°C sea temperature in June in Cairns24
23°C sea temperature in July in Cairns23
23°C sea temperature in August in Cairns23
24°C sea temperature in September in Cairns24
26°C sea temperature in October in Cairns26
27°C sea temperature in November in Cairns27
28°C sea temperature in December in Cairns28

Sunshine & Daylight in Cairns

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
13 hours of daylight per day in January in Cairns13
13 hours of daylight per day in February in Cairns13
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Cairns12
12 hours of daylight per day in April in Cairns12
11 hours of daylight per day in May in Cairns11
11 hours of daylight per day in June in Cairns11
11 hours of daylight per day in July in Cairns11
12 hours of daylight per day in August in Cairns12
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Cairns12
12 hours of daylight per day in October in Cairns12
13 hours of daylight per day in November in Cairns13
13 hours of daylight per day in December in Cairns13

Rainfall in Cairns

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
13 days with some rainfall in January in Cairns13
14 days with some rainfall in February in Cairns14
13 days with some rainfall in March in Cairns13
10 days with some rainfall in April in Cairns10
8 days with some rainfall in May in Cairns8
6 days with some rainfall in June in Cairns6
6 days with some rainfall in July in Cairns6
4 days with some rainfall in August in Cairns4
3 days with some rainfall in September in Cairns3
4 days with some rainfall in October in Cairns4
5 days with some rainfall in November in Cairns5
9 days with some rainfall in December in Cairns9
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
423 mm monthly rainfall in January in Cairns423
431 mm monthly rainfall in February in Cairns431
442 mm monthly rainfall in March in Cairns442
232 mm monthly rainfall in April in Cairns232
138 mm monthly rainfall in May in Cairns138
72 mm monthly rainfall in June in Cairns72
44 mm monthly rainfall in July in Cairns44
38 mm monthly rainfall in August in Cairns38
39 mm monthly rainfall in September in Cairns39
45 mm monthly rainfall in October in Cairns45
101 mm monthly rainfall in November in Cairns101
188 mm monthly rainfall in December in Cairns188

More climate for Cairns

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in January in Cairns11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in February in Cairns11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in March in Cairns11
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in April in Cairns11
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in May in Cairns8
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in June in Cairns7
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in July in Cairns7
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in August in Cairns9
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in September in Cairns11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in October in Cairns11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in November in Cairns11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in December in Cairns11
Heat & Humidity
High heat & humidity in January in CairnsH
High heat & humidity in February in CairnsH
High heat & humidity in March in CairnsH
Moderate heat & humidity in April in CairnsM
Moderate heat & humidity in May in CairnsM
Low heat & humidity in June in CairnsL
Low heat & humidity in July in CairnsL
Low heat & humidity in August in CairnsL
Moderate heat & humidity in September in CairnsM
Moderate heat & humidity in October in CairnsM
High heat & humidity in November in CairnsH
High heat & humidity in December in CairnsH

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

What's the climate like in Cairns?

Cairns has a hot tropical climate with a short dry season.

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The climate guide for Cairns, Queensland shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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