The climate in Cairns during March can be summarized as hot, humid and very wet.
March is in the fall / autumn in Cairns and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||29.8°C 85.6°F|
|Nightly temperature||22.3°C 72.1°F|
|Average temperature||26°C 78.8°F|
|Daily sunshine||6.5 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||442 mm 17.4 ins|
|Rainy days||13 days|
|Sea temperature||28.6°C 83.5°F|
|Windspeed||16.6kph 10 mph|
On average March is the wettest month of the year in Cairns with around 442mm 17.4 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.
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 Cairns in March 2023.
|Hottest month:||January||30.8°C 87.4°F|
|Driest month:||August||38mm 1.5ins|
|Coldest month:||July||24.6°C 76.3°F|
|Wettest month:||March||442mm 17.4ins|