Cairns has a typical tropical climate, with really only two distinct seasons.

'Winter' begins in May and runs through to November.  It is the dry season C a time usually of idyllic weather, with sunshine, low humidity, little rain and fresh breezes. 'Summer' extends from December to April.

Temperatures in Cairns are recorded in Celsius.  The average maximum temperature is 31.4C (or 88.5 F) and the average minimum temperature is 17.0C (or 62.6F).  Cairns has an annual average rainfall of 2010mm (or 62 inches).  The ocean temperature varies from a high of 28.7C (or 83.6 F) in February to a pleasant low of 23.2C (or 73.7 F) in July.

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MONTH

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (C)

MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (C)

DAILY HOURS OF SUNSHINE

January

32

24

7.1

February

31

23

6.4

March

30

22

6.6

April

29

21

6.2

May

29

19

6.5

June

26

17

6.0

July

25

16

6.9

August

26

16

7.4

September

28

17

7.7

October

29

20

8.4

November

31

21

8.5

December

32

23

7.7