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Climate in Cairns (Queensland), Australia

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year.

Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc.

Forecast for Cairns

Tue   May 28
26°C | 22°C
SE 29 km/h
2.4 mm
broken clouds and rain

broken clouds and rain

Wed   May 29
27°C | 22°C
SE 29 km/h
2.7 mm
partly cloudy and rain

partly cloudy and rain

Thu   May 30
27°C | 21°C
SE 25 km/h
partly cloudy and no rain

partly cloudy and no rain

The best time of year to visit Cairns in Australia

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.

During the months of May, June, July, August and September you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20°C and 26°C.

Other facts from our historical weather data:

  • When is the rainy season in Cairns?
    Rainy season in Cairns occurs in the months of January, February, March and December.
  • Which is the warmest month in Cairns?
    February has an average maximum temperature of 29°C and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Cairns?
    The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 23°C.
  • Which is the wettest month in Cairns?
    February tops the wettest month list with 292 mm of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Cairns?
    September is the driest month with 23 mm of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Cairns?
    October is the sunniest month with an average of 272 hours of sunshine.

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