Weather in Cairns, Australia in December

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December is a hot and rainy time for sunbathing in Cairns. December is an excellent month for swimming in Cairns with very 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 December.

Temperature in Cairns in December

The average maximum temperature in Cairns in December is 31°. The average maximum temperature is 30° in the previous month and 31° in the next month.

The average temperature in Cairns in December is 28°. The average temperature ranges is 27° in the previous month and 28° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cairns in December is 24°. The minimum temperature is 23° in the previous month and 24° in the next month.

Sunshine in Cairns in December

The average day light hours per day in Cairns in December are 13.1 and there are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day on average during December making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in Cairns in December is typically 14.9 during December. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. 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 December

The average sea water temperature in Cairns in December is 28.6° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Cairns in December

The average total rainfall in Cairns in December is 13.4cm and on average there are 18.2 rainy days in December making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cairns in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cairns in December is 24° which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 22° in the previous month and 25° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cairns in December is typically 92.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 90.9% in the previous month and 95.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cairns in December is typically 74%. The average relative humidity is 72.3% in the previous month and 79.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cairns in December

The average maximum wind speed in Cairns in December is typically 25kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 26kmh in the previous month and 25kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cairns in December is typically 12kmh. The average wind speed is 13kmh in the previous month and 12kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cairns in December is from the East-Southeast.

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