Cairns Weather in August

What's the weather like in Cairns, Australia in August 2020?

The climate in Cairns during August can be summarized as warm and reasonably dry.

August is in the winter in Cairns and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (79°F), whilst at night 17°C (62°F) is normal.

Cairns weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 25.9°C 78.6°F
Nightly temperature 16.7°C 62.1°F
Average temperature 21.3°C 70.3°F
Daily sunshine 8.4 hrs
Avg rainfall 38 mm 1.5 ins
Rainy days 4 days
Sea temperature 24.1°C 75.5°F
Humidity 63%
Windspeed 18.4kph 11 mph

On average August is the driest month of the year in Cairns with around 38mm 1.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.4 hours of sunshine per day.

August temperatures in Cairns

August rainfall

August hourly sunshine

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in August 2020.

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Cairns weather stats

Cairns weather statistics
Hottest month: January 30.8°C 87.4°F
Driest month: August 38mm 1.5ins
Sunniest month: October 9hrs
Coldest month: July 24.6°C 76.3°F
Wettest month: March 442mm 17.4ins
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