Cairns - Recent January Temperatures and Rainfall





The numbers here describe what the January weather in Cairns, Queensland Australia was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives January data by year for temperature and precipitation.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many hot days occurred each January. Then there's information on how much rain actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often Cairns had wet weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Cairns Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

January temperature averages by year in Cairns
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
90 76 2020 32 24
87 75 2019 31 24
89 75 2018 32 24
90 76 2017 32 25
90 75 2016 32 24
91 77 2015 33 25
89 75 2014 32 24
91 75 2013 33 24
89 74 2012 32 24
88 75 2011 31 24
88 76 2010 31 24
Number of days in January when the temperature in Cairns rose to at least 21 or 32 degrees Celsius
Year 21 °C
70 °F
32 °C
90 °F
2020 31 14
2019 31 4
2018 31 14
2017 31 15
2016 31 16
2015 31 20
2014 31 12
2013 31 17
2012 31 7
2011 31 7
2010 31 7

Rainy Weather iconRain

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Cairns during January in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall amounted to 0.254 millimeters (0.01 inches) or more.

Total rainfall for January in Cairns
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
21 2020 21.0 533
23 2019 31.0 787
20 2018 26.2 665
20 2017 14.8 375
13 2016 10.9 278
18 2015 8.3 211
16 2014 12.7 323
21 2013 12.9 327
18 2012 14.0 355
21 2011 16.1 410
24 2010 27.4 697
Reference

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

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

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