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World Weather & Climate Information

Average monthly weather in Cairns, Australia

The most popular time of year to visit Cairns is in winter (between June and October). This is considered the best time to visit with crystal clear skies, cool breezes and perfect scuba-diving on the Great Barrier Reef. The wet season usually begins to build up around December, giving humid days and possibly stormy nights. Most rainfall occurs during January, February and March, and is usually in the form of heavy tropical storms in the late afternoons.

What's the best time to travel to Cairns in Australia? Here are some annual weather facts we collected from our historical weather data:
  • On average, the temperatures are always high.
  • A lot of rain (rainy season) falls in the months: January, February, March, April, May, November and December.
  • On average, the warmest month is January.
  • On average, the coolest month is July.
  • March is the wettest month. This month should be avoided if you don't like to much rain.
  • August is the driest month.
For more information, see the weather forecast and our average climate infomation (in graphs) below.
14 Day Weather Forecast 

Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year

The monthly mean minimum and maximum daily temperature. Show in Fahrenheit »
Average min and max temperatures in Cairns, Australia   Copyright © 2016 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year

This is the monthly total of sunhours
Average monthly sunhours in Cairns, Australia   Copyright © 2016 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average water temperature over the year

The monthly mean water temperature. Show in Fahrenheit »
Average water temperatures in Cairns, Australia   Copyright © 2016 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)

This is the mean monthly precipitation, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches »
Average precipitation (rain/snow) in Cairns, Australia   Copyright © 2016 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average monthly rainy days over the year

This is the number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.
Average rainy days (rain/snow) in Cairns, Australia   Copyright © 2016 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average humidity over the year

This is the mean monthly relative humidity
Average relative humidity in Cairns, Australia   Copyright © 2016 www.weather-and-climate.com

Weather Forecast for Cairns

Show in Fahrenheit
WED
Light rain shower
28°C
17°C
SUN
Partly Cloudy
28°C
18°C
MON
Overcast
26°C
20°C