Sea Temperature

Cairns Sea Temperature

(Today) Aug 2018

23.9°C / 75°F

Current weather

19°C / 66°F
(shower rain)

Partly cloudy
Wind

9 mph

Humidity

52%


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

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Cairns water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Cairns
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 27.9 27.9 27.3 26.5 24.4 22.9 22.4 23.1 23.2 24.5 26.1 27.8
Max °C 31 30.8 29.6 28.9 27.9 26.1 25.2 24.9 26.5 28.2 29 30.1
Min °F 83.4 83.3 82 80.7 77.3 74.5 73.4 74.3 75 77.5 80.1 82.9
Max °F 86.5 86.2 84.3 83.1 80.8 77.7 76.2 76.1 78.3 81.2 83 85.2

7 day tide forecast for Cairns

TueWedThuFriSatSunMon
  • Low 05:07am
    (0.89m)
  • High 10:54am
    (2.22m)
  • Low 04:58pm
    (0.74m)
  • High 11:31pm
    (2.61m)
  • Low 05:55am
    (1.03m)
  • High 11:47am
    (2.06m)
  • Low 05:46pm
    (1.05m)
  • High 12:17am
    (2.33m)
  • Low 06:57am
    (1.16m)
  • High 01:04pm
    (1.91m)
  • Low 06:49pm
    (1.37m)
  • High 01:17am
    (2.06m)
  • Low 09:14am
    (1.20m)
  • High 04:04pm
    (1.97m)
  • Low 10:09pm
    (1.49m)
  • High 03:56am
    (1.91m)
  • Low 10:31am
    (1.11m)
  • High 05:17pm
    (2.15m)
  • Low 11:29pm
    (1.41m)
  • High 05:06am
    (1.89m)
  • Low 11:22am
    (1.00m)
  • High 06:08pm
    (2.33m)
  • Low 12:24am
    (1.31m)
  • High 05:54am
    (1.91m)
  • Low 12:01pm
    (0.89m)
  • High 06:45pm
    (2.46m)

*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: 24.9°C / 76.8°F
  • Avg: 24°C / 75.2°F
  • Min: 23.1°C / 73.6°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

Variations

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

Cairns average sea temperature chart