Average 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 facts:

  • 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.
  • August is the driest month.
For more specific information please take a look at the graphs shown below.

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Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year

This is the monthly total of sunhours

Average monthly sunhours in Cairns, Australia   Copyright © 2013 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year

The monthly mean minimum and maximum daily temperature. Show temperatures in Fahrenheit »

Average min and max temperatures in Cairns, Australia   Copyright © 2013 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average water temperature over the year

The monthly mean water temperature. Show temperatures in Fahrenheit »

Average water temperatures in Cairns, Australia   Copyright © 2013 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 »

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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 © 2013 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average humidity over the year

This is the mean monthly relative humidity

Average relative humidity in Cairns, Australia   Copyright © 2013 www.weather-and-climate.com

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