Cairns - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Cairns, Queensland Australia. How hot did it get in 2018? When was the last time thermometers in Cairns rose above 40 °C? What was the highest temperature in Cairns a century ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Cairns and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1890, with a few years missing data. The highest temperature measured during that time was 43 degrees Celsius (110 Fahrenheit) on January 31, 1923.

Since 1945 the temperature extremes were observed at Cairns Airport. Before then, the weather station was at downtown Cairns.

Highest Cairns temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
104 February 15, 2020   40
103 February 21, 2019 39
102 November 29, 2018 39
97 March 28, 2017 36
100 February 17, 2016 38
98 February 22, 2015 37
95 December 13, 2014 35
101 January 29, 2013 38
95 February 07, 2012 35
96 December 13, 2011 36
98 February 04, 2010 37
Highest temperature recorded at Cairns each year
Max °F Date Max °C
93 October 05, 2009 + 34
98 November 23, 2008 37
99 December 01, 2007 37
96 November 16, 2006 36
97 December 20, 2005 36
95 January 08, 2004 35
96 November 24, 2003 36
99 February 09, 2002 37
98 December 18, 2001 37
95 November 03, 2000 35
96 February 18, 1999 36
99 January 26, 1998 37
92 February 24, 1997 33
98 January 12, 1996 37
105 December 20, 1995 41
104 January 21, 1994 40
100 March 18, 1993 38
102 January 05, 1992 39
102 December 06, 1991 39
98 February 11, 1990 37
96 February 21, 1989 36
99 December 18, 1988 37
98 January 23, 1987 37
98 February 06, 1986 37
96 January 01, 1985 36
103 December 30, 1984 39
99 December 04, 1983 37
98 January 23, 1982 37
97 March 02, 1981 36
95 February 06, 1980 35
92 December 07, 1979 33
97 February 01, 1978 36
99 December 29, 1977 37
96 December 24, 1976 36
98 January 06, 1975 37
97 March 12, 1974 36
96 February 13, 1973 36
98 January 19, 1972 37
103 December 28, 1971 39
95 February 17, 1970 35
102 February 12, 1969 39
94 December 06, 1968 34
105 January 29, 1967 41
99 February 19, 1966 37
94 November 12, 1965 34
1964
99 January 06, 1963 37
95 October 24, 1962 35
94 February 22, 1961 34
99 December 05, 1960 37
99 February 18, 1959 37
102 January 23, 1958 39
95 February 19, 1957 35
98 November 20, 1956 37
96 March 09, 1955 36
93 January 04, 1954 34
93 March 02, 1953 34
97 December 20, 1952 36
98 January 26, 1951 37
96 December 28, 1950 36
97 January 12, 1949 36
96 November 01, 1948 36
97 January 24, 1947 36
99 March 25, 1946 37
94 February 18, 1945 34
97 January 06, 1944 36
99 December 08, 1943 37
99 February 22, 1942 37
98 January 25, 1941 37
98 December 24, 1940 37
100 January 28, 1939 38
96 February 24, 1938 36
98 January 22, 1937 37
98 February 02, 1936 37
107 February 15, 1935 42
102 December 09, 1934 39
101 January 04, 1933 38
95 February 18, 1932 35
103 February 07, 1931 39
98 January 01, 1930 37
1929
97 December 07, 1928 36
100 January 27, 1927 38
96 January 16, 1926 36
99 December 25, 1925 37
104 January 22, 1924 40
110 January 31, 1923 43
101 December 19, 1922 38
95 March 06, 1921 35
95 January 23, 1920 35
99 January 27, 1919 37
99 March 07, 1918 37
98 March 09, 1917 37
100 February 11, 1916 38
104 February 09, 1915 40
101 December 31, 1914 + 38
97 November 20, 1913 36
99 January 13, 1912 37
101 December 23, 1911 38
98 January 30, 1910 37
96 January 21, 1909 36
99 March 06, 1908 37
100 March 15, 1907 + 38
1906
1905
96 October 21, 1904 36
101 January 06, 1903 38
99 September 17, 1902 37
97 January 12, 1901 36
1900
98 January 19, 1899 37
94 January 22, 1898 34
98 January 24, 1897 37
1896
95 January 28, 1895 35
100 January 30, 1894 38
103 January 05, 1893 39
96 December 09, 1892 36
97 December 24, 1891 36
94 March 09, 1890 34
Reference

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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