Weather in Cairns, Australia in January

So you're interested in going to Cairns, Australia in January

January is a hot and very rainy time for sunbathing in Cairns. January 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 January.

Temperature in Cairns in January

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

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

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

Sunshine in Cairns in January

The average day light hours per day in Cairns in January are 13 and there are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day on average during January making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in Cairns in January is typically 15.9 during January. 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 January

The average sea water temperature in Cairns in January is 29.1° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Cairns in January

The average total rainfall in Cairns in January is 43.4cm and on average there are 22.1 rainy days in January making it a very wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cairns in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cairns in January is 25° which is very uncomfortable and fairly oppressive unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require airconditioning. The dew point is 24° in the previous month and 25° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cairns in January is typically 95.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 92.5% in the previous month and 95.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cairns in January is typically 79.1%. The average relative humidity is 74% in the previous month and 80.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cairns in January

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

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

The average wind direction in Cairns in January is from the South East.

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