Weather in Cairns, Australia in October

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

October is a hot and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in Cairns. October 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 October.

Temperature in Cairns in October

The average maximum temperature in Cairns in October is 29°. The average maximum temperature is 28° in the previous month and 30° in the next month.

The average temperature in Cairns in October is 25°. The average temperature ranges is 23° in the previous month and 27° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cairns in October is 21°. The minimum temperature is 19° in the previous month and 23° in the next month.

Sunshine in Cairns in October

The average day light hours per day in Cairns in October are 12.5 and there are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day on average during October making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.

The ultraviolet index in Cairns in October is typically 14.1 during October. 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 October

The average sea water temperature in Cairns in October is 25.7° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Cairns in October

The average total rainfall in Cairns in October is 6.3cm and on average there are 12.4 rainy days in October making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cairns in October

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cairns in October is 21° which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 19° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cairns in October is typically 89.3%. The maximum relative humidity is 90.1% in the previous month and 90.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cairns in October is typically 69.9%. The average relative humidity is 69.6% in the previous month and 72.3% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cairns in October

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

The average wind speed in Cairns in October is typically 15kmh. The average wind speed is 14kmh in the previous month and 13kmh in the next month.

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

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