Cairns Sea Temperature

(Today) Aug 2017

24.4°C / 76°F

Current weather

(few clouds)
21°C / 70°F

Partly cloudy

9 mph



The measurements for the sea temperature in Cairns, Queensland are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

7 day tide forecast for Cairns

  • Low 04:01am
  • High 09:49am
  • Low 03:53pm
  • High 10:21pm
  • Low 04:37am
  • High 10:29am
  • Low 04:30pm
  • High 10:55pm
  • Low 05:14am
  • High 11:10am
  • Low 05:07pm
  • High 11:28pm
  • Low 05:53am
  • High 11:59am
  • Low 05:47pm
  • High 12:00am
  • Low 06:42am
  • High 03:43pm
  • Low 06:42pm
  • High 08:04pm
  • Low 09:53pm
  • High 12:35am
  • Low 10:05am
  • High 05:04pm
  • Low 11:24pm
  • High 04:47am
  • Low 11:00am
  • High 05:52pm

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Cairns, Australia) and may differ by up to half and hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.

Average August sea temperatures

  • Max: 24.7°C / 76.5°F
  • Avg: 24°C / 75.2°F
  • Min: 22.9°C / 73.3°F
Cairns average sea temperature chart

These average ocean temperatures for Cairns are calculated from several years of archived data.

Map showing location of Cairns (-16.923040, 145.766250)

Locations nearby


Whilst sea temperatures for Cairns are as accurate as current data allows there may be slight local and regional variations depending on conditions. Time of day and wind direction may have a temporary local effect as can water flows from neraby rivers.

Alternate names for Cairns
CNS, Cairns, Kerns, kai en si, keanzu, Кернс, ケアンズ, 凱恩斯