November is a good time to visit Cairns, although it's the onset of the wet summer season.
You can expect hot weather with around eight hours of sunshine daily with rain showers that mainly fall at night.
How hot is it in Cairns in November?
Daytime temperatures usually reach 31°C (87°F) in Cairns in November, with high heat and humidity, falling to 22°C (71°F) at night.
How sunny is it in Cairns in November?
There are normally eight hours of bright sunshine each day in Cairns in November – that's around 61% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in November?
Sunrise is around 5:35am with sunset around 6:30pm.
How warm is the sea around Cairns in November?
The average sea temperature around Cairns in November is 27°C (80°F).
Does it rain in Cairns in November?
There are usually eight days with some rain in Cairns during November; the average rainfall is 69mm (2.7in).
How windy is it in Cairns in November?
November has an average hourly wind speed of 21 kilometres per hour (13 mph; 11 knots). The predominant wind direction is from the east.
What to do in Cairns in November?
November weather conditions are great for rainforest tours, white-water rafting and are ideal for game fishing and snorkelling or diving the Great Barrier Reef.
Note: November sees the start of the so called ‘marine stinger season’. While it is rare for anyone to get badly stung, it’s probably advisable to swim on beaches with swimming enclosures; all beaches in and around Cairns have small, netted enclosures for swimming.
November sees hotel rates drop as the low season begins.
|High Temp: 31°C (87°F)|
|Low Temp: 22°C (71°F)|
|Sunshine: 8 hours per day|
|Daylight: 13 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 21 km/h (13 mph; 11 knots)|
|Rainfall: 69mm (2.7in) per month|
|Wet Days: 8 days with some rain|
|Comfort Level: High heat & 68% humidity|
|UV Index: Extreme|
|Sea Temp: 27°C (80°F)|
The best time to visit Cairns is during the winter dry season from June to November, when the skies are invariably blue and the days warm and sunny, with a gently breeze.
Note: Meteorological data for Cairns is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) at the closest weather station, Cairns International Airport (CNS), which is located 7km (4mi) north of Cairns CBD. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Cairns Weather in November: 29 September, 2023
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