Weather in Cairns, Australia in March

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

Temperature in Cairns in March

The average maximum temperature in Cairns in March is 30°. The average maximum temperature is 31° in the previous month and 29° in the next month.

The average temperature in Cairns in March is 27°. The average temperature ranges is 28° in the previous month and 25° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cairns in March is 24°. The minimum temperature is 24° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

Sunshine in Cairns in March

The average day light hours per day in Cairns in March are 12.2 and there are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day on average during March making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.

The ultraviolet index in Cairns in March is typically 14.5 during March. 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 March

The average sea water temperature in Cairns in March is 28.5° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Cairns in March

The average total rainfall in Cairns in March is 43.7cm and on average there are 22.4 rainy days in March making it a very wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cairns in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cairns in March 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 25° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cairns in March is typically 94.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 95.5% in the previous month and 93.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cairns in March is typically 79.8%. The average relative humidity is 80.2% in the previous month and 77.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cairns in March

The average maximum wind speed in Cairns in March is typically 28kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 26kmh in the previous month and 30kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cairns in March is typically 15kmh. The average wind speed is 12kmh in the previous month and 17kmh in the next month.

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

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