Today in Cairns, Australia

Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 31C. Winds ESE at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.

Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 22C. Winds light and variable.

This weather data was last updated 2017-11-23 00:06:58.

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Cairns Weather

Cairns experience a warm tropical climate which according to Koppen climatic classification can be classified as a tropical monsoon climate. Cairns climate is characterized by a wet season which features tropical monsoons and runs from November up to May followed by a relatively dry season from June up to October. Cairns receive an average of 2,015.9 mm (79.4 inches) of rainfall per year. The township of Babinda which is located at the southern end of the city is one of the wettest towns in Australia, receiving annual rainfall of above 4,200 mm (165.4 inches). For more information on Cairns weather, check here on www.cairnsweather.net

Summers are quite humid and hot while winter temperatures are quite mild. Average highs vary from 25.7 degrees Centigrade (78.3 degrees Fahrenheit) in July to 31.4 degrees Centigrade (88.5 degrees Fahrenheit) in January. Monsoon winds during the rainy season often cause serious flooding of the Barron and Mulgrave rivers, which cuts off road and rail access to the city.

Temperature Highs

The highest temperature ever recorded was 40.5 degrees Centigrade (104.9 degrees Fahrenheit) which was recorded in the month of January. Average annual temperature is recorded at 29 degrees Centigrade (84.2 degrees Centigrade). The warmest period is from beginning of November to end of March when average temperatures highs are above 30 degrees Centigrade (86 degrees Fahrenheit). The months December and January have the highest average temperature maximums, both recording 31.4 degrees Centigrade (88.5 degrees Fahrenheit). Temperatures are low from June to August, with June having an average high of 26 degrees Centigrade (78.8 degrees Fahrenheit), July having an average temperature high of 25.7 degrees Centigrade (78.3 degrees Fahrenheit) and August having an average temperature high of 26.6 degrees Centigrade (79.9 degrees Fahrenheit).

Temperature Lows

The lowest temperature ever recorded was 6.2 degrees Centigrade (43.2 degrees Fahrenheit) which was recorded in the month of June. Annual average low temperature is recorded at 20.8 degrees Centigrade (69.4 degrees Fahrenheit) showing that the city generally experiences very warm weather throughout the year. Temperatures are lowest from June to August with temperatures playing around the 17s degrees Centigrade (60s degrees Fahrenheit). The lowest temperatures are experienced in July, with an average low of 17.1 degrees Centigrade (62.8 degrees Fahrenheit). For current temperatures highs and lows in Cairns, visit us at Cairns Weather.Net.

Precipitation

Precipitation is received mostly as rain and is experienced every month with an annual average of 2,029.9 mm (79.917 inches). The highest amount of rainfall is received from January to March with January having an average of 396.3 mm (15.602 inches), February having an average of 455.3 (17.925 inches) and March having an average of 427.7 mm (16.839 inches). March has the highest number of precipitation days although February receives the most rain. For all aspects on Cairns weather, visit www.cairnsweather.net.

Cairns Weather - Babinda

Babinda is a small town located in the Cairns region. Babinda experiences the same climate as Cairns. Average annual high temperature is recorded at 27.66 degrees Centigrade (81.78 degrees Fahrenheit) while average annual low temperature is recorded at 19.92 degrees Centigrade (67.85 degrees Fahrenheit). Babinda is known to be one of the wettest towns in Australia. Babinda receives an annual average of about 3,551.9 mm (139.839 inches) of rainfall. Rainfall is very high from January to April, with March receiving the highest amount of rainfall at an average of 656.8 mm (25.858 inches). The months September and October are the only months that receive less than 100 mm (3.937 inches) of rainfall, with September having an average of 83.1 mm (3.272 inches) while October has an average of 88.3 mm (3.476 inches).

Touring Cairns

We at Cairns Weather.Net believe that the best time to travel to Cairns is in September and October. This time is ideal because there will be little rainfall as compared to the other months. Travelling to this city around January to March can be very hectic as most travelling plans will be destroyed by the continuous showers of rain. Cairns is a beautiful place to go and spend the festive season. Therefore if you want to experience a Christmas with a difference, travel to Cairns in December. The flora and fauna of cairns really makes this place look like a paradise. Spending your Christmas holiday in such a place can be so relaxing and enjoyable. Once you visit this place at this time, you are guaranteed to return again and you will definitely encourage some friends to do so as well.

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