Cairns - Recent December Temperatures and Rainfall





The numbers here describe what the December weather in Cairns, Queensland Australia was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives December 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 December. 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

December temperature averages by year in Cairns
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
91 76 2020 33 24
90 75 2019 32 24
89 76 2018 32 24
92 73 2017 33 23
91 74 2016 33 24
88 74 2015 31 24
91 76 2014 33 24
88 72 2013 31 22
91 74 2012 33 23
90 75 2011 32 24
89 76 2010 32 24
Number of days in December 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 23
2019 31 18
2018 31 15
2017 31 26
2016 31 20
2015 31 8
2014 31 20
2013 31 3
2012 31 25
2011 31 14
2010 31 12

Rainy Weather iconRain

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Cairns during December 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 December in Cairns
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
12 2020 8.0 202
13 2019 2.7 70
19 2018 29.7 754
5 2017 1.1 27
2016
18 2015 13.7 348
8 2014 3.4 86
15 2013 2.2 57
11 2012 1.7 43
16 2011 6.0 151
18 2010 14.3 362
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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