The climate in Cairns during October can be summarized as hot and reasonably dry.
October is in the spring in Cairns and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 20°C (68°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||29°C 84.1°F|
|Nightly temperature||19.9°C 67.7°F|
|Average temperature||24.4°C 75.9°F|
|Daily sunshine||9 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||45 mm 1.8 ins|
|Rainy days||4 days|
|Sea temperature||26.1°C 78.9°F|
|Windspeed||16.9kph 11 mph|
On average October is the 4th driest month of the year in Cairns with around 45mm 1.8 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 9 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 October 2023.
Best places to visit in October
|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|