August is an excellent time to visit Cairns, as it falls during the winter dry season.
You can expect pleasantly warm weather and sea breezes with around eight hours of sunshine daily with occasional rain showers that mainly fall at night. Daytime temperatures see an average high of 26°C (79°F) with a low of 17°C (62°F) at night.
August weather conditions are great for rainforest tours, white-water rafting, game fishing and diving the Great Barrier Reef. This is also the whale season, so it’s a good time to watch minke and giant humpback whales on their annual migration.
August sees hotel rates rise in Cairns during the popular winter high season.
|Ave Temp (°C)||22°C (72°F)|
|Ave High Temp (°C)||26°C (79°F)|
|Ave Low Temp (°C)||17°C (62°F)|
|Sunshine (Hrs daily)||8 hours per day|
|Daylight (Hrs daily)||12||12 hours per day|
|Comfort Level||Low heat & 70% humidity|
|UV Index||9||Very high|
|Days with some Rain||8 days|
|Ave Rainfall (mm)||26mm|
|Sea Temp (°C)||24°C (75°F)|
The best time to visit Cairns is during the winter dry season from June to mid-October, when the skies are invariably blue and the days warm and sunny, with a gently breeze.
|› January||› February||› March||› April|
|› May||› June||› July||› August|
|› September||› October||› November||› December|
Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia.
Latest update: Cairns Weather in August: 12 December, 2018
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