Cairns Queensland Water Temperature

Cairns town is situated in beautiful far North of Queensland and is an amazing destination for your holiday. This Northern area of the country has been known for its World Heritage secure Rainforests, tropical climate as well as Great Barrier Reef that annually attracts thousands of tourists to the region to experience the piece of paradise enjoyed by the locals. To travel to Cairns town you have to take a flight to Queensland country then a car hire to travel to Cairns town as well as touring the place.

Cyclone season usually come from November to May in Cairns. Everyone has to be keen during this season since it may lead to unnecessary damages and injuries. In February 2011 Queensland Coast was hit by Cyclone Yasi that caused significant damage to southern towns, however very little damage was caused to Cairns town.

Cairns Queensland is a city close to pacific ocean. tropical monsoon climate would be the climate here. February is the month with the highest water temperature at 84.2°F / 29°C. The month with the lowest is July with an average water temperature of 73.6°F / 23.1°C. The avg. air temperature is around 73.8°F / 23.2°C, December is the month with the highest temperature. July is the coolest with 61.2°F / 16.2°C average air temperature. August is the month with the min. precipitation of 0in / 0mm and February with the max. precipitation in a year with 13.8in / 350mm. If you plan to visit this place, the month May, June, September, October, November would be the best time.

Cairns Queensland Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature /
Warmest Month Water Temperature: February with 29°C / 84.2°F
Coldest Month Water Temperature: July with 23.1°C / 73.6°F
Warmest Month Air Temperature: December with 23.2°C / 73.8°F
Coldest Month Air Temperature: July with 16.2°C / 61.2°F
Wettest Month: February with 350mm / 13.8in
Driest Month: August with 0mm / 0in
Highest Humidity February with 83.5%
Lowest Humidity September with 69.9%
Best Time to Visit: May, June, September, October, November
Climate Classification tropical monsoon climate

Cairns Queensland water temperature by month

pacific ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

29.2 28.8 28.5

February

29.2 28.9 28.6

March

28.8 28.3 27.9

April

27.8 27.1 26.3

May

26.3 25.6 24.7

June

24.8 24.1 23.5

July

23.6 23.2 23

August

23.8 23.4 23

September

25 24.4 23.8

October

26.5 25.8 25

November

27.7 27.1 26.5

December

28.5 28.2 27.6

pacific ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

84.6 83.8 83.3

February

84.6 84 83.5

March

83.8 82.9 82.2

April

82 80.8 79.3

May

79.3 78.1 76.5

June

76.6 75.4 74.3

July

74.5 73.8 73.4

August

74.8 74.1 73.4

September

77 75.9 74.8

October

79.7 78.4 77

November

81.9 80.8 79.7

December

83.3 82.8 81.7

The warmest water temperature are in February with around 84.2°F / 29°C. The coldest in July with an average water temperature of 73.6°F / 23.1°C.


Cairns Queensland weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Sep. 24
Broken clouds
78 °F
60°F
26 °C
16°C
1mph (2km/h)
southeast
0in (1mm)
20 %
74%
Sep. 25
Few clouds
83 °F
60°F
28 °C
16°C
1mph (2km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
74%
Sep. 26
Scattered clouds
84 °F
61°F
29 °C
16°C
1mph (2km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
74%
Sep. 27
Few clouds
83 °F
61°F
29 °C
16°C
1mph (2km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
10 %
73%
Sep. 28
Broken clouds
82 °F
65°F
28 °C
18°C
2mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (3mm)
55 %
80%
Sep. 29
Few clouds
84 °F
64°F
29 °C
18°C
1mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (1mm)
15 %
75%
Sep. 30
Broken clouds
87 °F
64°F
31 °C
18°C
1mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (1mm)
20 %
77%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Oct. 01
Few clouds
89 °F
62°F
31 °C
17°C
1mph (2km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
71%
Oct. 02
Few clouds
86 °F
64°F
30 °C
18°C
1mph (1km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
67%
Oct. 03
Few clouds
84 °F
63°F
29 °C
17°C
1mph (2km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
66%
Oct. 04
Scattered clouds
82 °F
64°F
28 °C
18°C
1mph (2km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
20 %
71%
Oct. 05
Few clouds
81 °F
64°F
27 °C
18°C
1mph (2km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
76%
Oct. 06
Few clouds
76 °F
64°F
24 °C
18°C
1mph (2km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
72%
Oct. 07
Few clouds
88 °F
65°F
31 °C
18°C
1mph (2km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
74%
Oct. 08
Broken clouds
86 °F
68°F
30 °C
20°C
1mph (2km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
71%
Oct. 09
Broken clouds
82 °F
69°F
28 °C
21°C
2mph (3km/h)
east-southeast
0in (1mm)
15 %
75%

Cairns Queensland weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

28.3 23.1 19.7 334.3 24 81.5%

February

28.3 23 20 350 23 83.5%

March

26.9 22.1 18.7 247.9 20 83.3%

April

25.5 20.6 16.8 46.7 13 81.5%

May

24.1 18.8 15.1 14.1 1 79.5%

June

22 17.2 13 6.2 0 79.6%

July

21.4 16.2 12.2 1.8 0 77.7%

August

23.6 16.8 11.2 0 0 74.2%

September

25.6 18.9 14.1 0.3 0 69.9%

October

28.8 20.9 15.8 27.4 0 70%

November

28.5 22.3 17.4 79.7 3 72.3%

December

29 23.2 19.2 114 14 76.4%

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

82.9 73.6 67.5 13.2 24 81.5%

February

82.9 73.4 68 13.8 23 83.5%

March

80.4 71.8 65.7 9.8 20 83.3%

April

77.9 69.1 62.2 1.8 13 81.5%

May

75.4 65.8 59.2 0.6 1 79.5%

June

71.6 63 55.4 0.2 0 79.6%

July

70.5 61.2 54 0.1 0 77.7%

August

74.5 62.2 52.2 0 0 74.2%

September

78.1 66 57.4 0 0 69.9%

October

83.8 69.6 60.4 1.1 0 70%

November

83.3 72.1 63.3 3.1 3 72.3%

December

84.2 73.8 66.6 4.5 14 76.4%
August is the most draught at 0in / 0mm and February the month with the most rain around 13.8in / 350mm. The avg. temperature is around 73.8°F / 23.2°C, December is the hottest month in a year. July is the coolest with 61.2°F / 16.2°C avg. temperature.

Cairns experiences two different weather seasons annually, as the rest of Queensland does. Winter season falls from April to September while summer season falls from October to March.

The winter is cool with warm water temperature of 24°C (75°F) and minimal rainfall while summer has heavy rainfall and sticky water temperatures of 29°C (84°F). It’s always wise to check weather charts before visiting the place to ensure you enjoy the best water temperatures in the coastal region.

Activities around Cairns

Once in Cairns town, you can tour any place irrespective of whether it is raining or not. Heavy rains fall overnight, giving you an opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef during the day. You can also take a tour to Kuranda and White Water Rafting rainforests. Additionally, you can have amazing photo sessions around the Barron George waterfalls after rainfall. Take this opportunity and tour the place.

Activities & POI in Cairns Queensland

Type of Activity List
Marina for Sailing, Boat adventures, fishing Marlin Marina, B Finger, C Finger, D Finger, E Finger, F Finger, G Finger, Marlin Marina-Private Access, H Finger
Attraction Raging Thunder Adventures HQ, Dragonfly Zen, Cairns Night Markets, Reef Teach, Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, Cairns Botanic Gardens
Golf Course Cairns Golf Club
Caravan Site Cool Waters, Big4 Cairns Crystal Cascades Holiday Park, Cairns Holiday Park, Cairns Coconut Caravan Resort, Cairns Villa and Leisure Park, First City Caravilla, Mindarra Holiday Village, Sunland Carapark, White Rock Leisure Park
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