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Seasonal weather in Cairns

The waters off Cairns are the perfect temperature for swimming year-round.

SUMMER

Dec Jan Feb
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
31.4 89 31.4 89 31.2 88
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
23.4 74 23.7 75 23.8 75
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
178.8 395.3 450.6
Avg rainy days
10.7 15.6 16.4

AUTUMN

Mar Apr May
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
30.6 87 29.2 85 27.6 82
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
23.1 74 21.6 71 19.9 68
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
427.7 196.5 90.2
Avg rainy days
16.2 14.8 10.3

WINTER

Jun Jul Aug
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
26 79 25.7 78 26.6 80
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
17.8 64 17.1 63 17.4 63
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
45.5 29.3 27
Avg rainy days
6.8 5.4 4.9

SPRING

Sep Oct Nov
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
28.1 83 29.5 85 30.6 87
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
18.7 66 20.6 69 22.3 72
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
33.7 46.6 93.8
Avg rainy days
4.9 5.6 8

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