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By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Our Editorial team's advice

A small pleasant city with 130,000 inhabitants, Cairns is an excellent point of departure for discovering the Great Barrier Reef (with Townsville more to the south). Treat yourself to a flight over the Great Barrier in a helicopter (it is less expensive to return in a boat). Do the rounds of the beginning of the century pubs in the centre of Townsville. Go to Magnetic Island from Townsville, and also to Hinchinbrook Island - the largest national island-park in Australia.



Weather Cairns

These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Cairns . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Cairns so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Cairns , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.

Weather February
Overall rating 68/100
  • Temperature indicators 100% Optimal

    Maximim temperature between 22°C and 24°C, the perceived temperature is <30°.

  • Bad weather indicators 16% Heavy rain

    Heavy rain - averaging over 4.5mm per day.

  • Sunbathing indicators 32% Cloudy

    Overcast 60% to 80% cloud cover.

  • Swimming indicators 92% Very pleasant / Optimal

    High air temperature (>24°C), high sea temperature (>24°C), light to moderate winds (between 7 mph and 12 mph).

  • Wind indicators 84% Light breeze / Optimal

    Optimal comfort: optimal wind speed (between 7 mph and 12 mph) in a warm environment (>24°C).

  • Humidity indicators 56% Uncomfortable

    Considerable discomfort from high levels of air humidity. Air feels damp.

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