Cairns
Australia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Cairns, Australia

The first month of the autumn, March, is also a hot month in Cairns, Australia, with average temperature varying between 22°C (71.6°F) and 30°C (86°F).

Temperature

In Cairns, the average high-temperature in March is relatively the same as in February - a still tropical 30°C (86°F). The average low-temperature, in Cairns, is 22°C (71.6°F).

Rainfall

March is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 13 days and accumulates 442mm (17.4") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In March, the average sea temperature in Cairns, Australia, is 28.5°C (83.3°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Cairns is 12.2h.

Sunshine

February through May, with an average of 6h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Cairns are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
In March, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in March in Cairns?

In Cairns, in March, the average high-temperature is 30°C (86°F), and the average low-temperature is 22°C (71.6°F).

How much does it rain in Cairns in March?

In Cairns, Australia, in March, it is raining for 13 days, with typically 442mm (17.4") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the rainiest month in Cairns?

March is the month with the most rainfall in Cairns. Rain falls for 13 days and accumulates 442mm (17.4") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in March in Cairns?

In March, the average sea temperature in Cairns is 28.5°C (83.3°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does Cairns have in March?

The average length of the day in March in Cairns is 12.2h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Cairns?

Months with the least sunshine are February through May, with an average of 6h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in March in Cairns?

In Cairns, Australia, the average sunshine in March is 6h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Cairns?

Months with the highest UV index are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Cairns?

In Cairns, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Cairns, Australia
  • Average high temperature in March: 30°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, February and December (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are June and July (25°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 22°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are January, February and December (23°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (16°C).

Average rainfall in March - Cairns, Australia
  • Average rainfall in March: 442mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (442mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is August (38mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Cairns, Australia
  • Average rainfall days in March: 13 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is February (14 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (3 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Cairns, Australia
  • Average sea temperature in March: 28.5°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is January (29.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is July (23.8°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Cairns, Australia
  • Average daylight in March: 12.2h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13.1h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11.1h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h

The month with most sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are February, March, April and May (Average sunshine: 6).

Average UV index in March - Cairns, Australia
  • Average UV index in March: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).