Cairns - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in Cairns, Queensland Australia. For instance: When was the last time Cairns got colder than 9 °C? How chilly did Cairns get in 2018 or a hundred years ago?

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

These records go back to 1890, with a few years missing data. The lowest temperature measured during that time was 6 degrees Celsius (43 Fahrenheit) on June 23, 1946; July 12, 1932 and August 2, 1919.

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

Lowest Cairns temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
49 July 17, 2020   9
48 August 23, 2019 9
52 June 05, 2018 11
55 June 08, 2017 13
57 August 05, 2016 14
49 August 07, 2015 9
50 July 19, 2014 10
50 July 02, 2013 10
50 August 12, 2012 10
49 June 19, 2011 9
52 August 14, 2010 11
Lowest temperature recorded at Cairns each year
Min °F Date Min °C
53 July 05, 2009 12
48 July 30, 2008 9
48 July 10, 2007 + 9
50 August 05, 2006 10
54 August 14, 2005 12
49 June 19, 2004 9
56 August 01, 2003 13
48 July 05, 2002 + 9
46 July 29, 2001 8
48 July 14, 2000 9
50 July 21, 1999 10
54 July 02, 1998 12
51 June 17, 1997 11
51 July 16, 1996 11
50 August 09, 1995 10
54 August 11, 1994 + 12
52 August 01, 1993 11
52 July 22, 1992 11
53 July 15, 1991 + 12
50 August 03, 1990 10
49 August 19, 1989 9
54 June 17, 1988 12
54 July 16, 1987 12
54 August 07, 1986 12
49 June 23, 1985 9
47 July 02, 1984 8
49 July 09, 1983 9
48 June 22, 1982 9
55 June 20, 1981 13
54 June 21, 1980 12
48 July 31, 1979 9
49 June 16, 1978 9
48 June 28, 1977 9
50 June 21, 1976 10
52 June 15, 1975 11
49 July 10, 1974 9
57 July 21, 1973 14
53 July 09, 1972 12
48 July 26, 1971 9
53 July 27, 1970 12
54 September 25, 1969 12
53 July 25, 1968 + 12
53 July 06, 1967 12
52 July 29, 1966 11
45 July 19, 1965 7
53 July 16, 1964 12
49 June 27, 1963 9
52 July 28, 1962 11
53 August 12, 1961 12
49 July 16, 1960 9
48 July 27, 1959 9
49 July 02, 1958 9
51 May 23, 1957 11
50 July 01, 1956 + 10
55 August 17, 1955 13
52 July 14, 1954 11
46 August 07, 1953 8
49 July 29, 1952 9
55 August 25, 1951 13
52 June 25, 1950 11
49 June 06, 1949 9
50 August 29, 1948 10
54 August 26, 1947 12
43 June 23, 1946 6
47 July 18, 1945 8
53 August 14, 1944 12
48 June 24, 1943 9
50 July 28, 1942 10
45 August 16, 1941 7
50 July 19, 1940 10
46 August 05, 1939 8
51 July 05, 1938 11
48 June 07, 1937 9
48 June 30, 1936 + 9
49 August 06, 1935 + 9
49 August 07, 1934 9
50 August 01, 1933 10
43 July 12, 1932 6
49 July 09, 1931 9
48 August 05, 1930 9
1929
48 June 28, 1928 9
49 July 26, 1927 9
52 August 10, 1926 11
48 July 13, 1925 9
49 July 25, 1924 9
46 August 07, 1923 8
45 August 06, 1922 7
48 August 03, 1921 9
51 July 24, 1920 11
43 August 02, 1919 6
48 July 17, 1918 9
48 June 22, 1917 9
52 July 01, 1916 11
52 June 13, 1915 11
50 July 13, 1914 10
48 June 12, 1913 9
51 July 21, 1912 11
47 July 26, 1911 8
47 July 20, 1910 8
45 August 01, 1909 7
47 July 06, 1908 8
51 August 05, 1907 + 11
1906
1905
47 July 13, 1904 8
52 September 22, 1903 + 11
52 August 16, 1902 11
45 July 31, 1901 7
53 August 07, 1900 12
45 July 05, 1899 7
46 July 23, 1898 8
49 August 09, 1897 9
1896
45 July 28, 1895 7
50 July 24, 1894 10
46 July 08, 1893 8
47 July 16, 1892 8
49 June 26, 1891 9
49 June 26, 1890 9
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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