Weather in Cairns, Australia in August

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August is a hot and dry time for sunbathing in Cairns. August is a good month for swimming in Cairns with warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Cairns in the months of August, September, October, December, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for August.

Temperature in Cairns in August

The average maximum temperature in Cairns in August is 27°. The average maximum temperature is 26° in the previous month and 28° in the next month.

The average temperature in Cairns in August is 22°. The average temperature ranges is 21° in the previous month and 23° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cairns in August is 17°. The minimum temperature is 17° in the previous month and 19° in the next month.

Sunshine in Cairns in August

The average day light hours per day in Cairns in August are 11.5 and there are 5.2 hours of sunshine per day on average during August making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.

The ultraviolet index in Cairns in August is typically 10.1 during August. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Cairns in August

The average sea water temperature in Cairns in August is 24.8° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Cairns in August

The average total rainfall in Cairns in August is 2.8cm and on average there are 8.7 rainy days in August making it a dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cairns in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cairns in August is 17° which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 18° in the previous month and 19° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cairns in August is typically 90%. The maximum relative humidity is 90.8% in the previous month and 90.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cairns in August is typically 69.1%. The average relative humidity is 71.8% in the previous month and 69.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cairns in August

The average maximum wind speed in Cairns in August is typically 29kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 29kmh in the previous month and 28kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cairns in August is typically 15kmh. The average wind speed is 17kmh in the previous month and 14kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cairns in August is from the South-Southeast.

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