Townsvilles 2018 wet season and what comes after were officially in winter now and i reckon we moved definitively into the dry season a fortnight ago, so its worth looking back at the wet and seeing whats likely to happen to our water supply in the dry. Big rain falls in cairns but still no wet season tropic now. Visitors tend to love or hate the warmer months in cairns. In this area the rainy season is from december to april, with great intensity between january and march. In 2016 there was an inflow during may and above average rainfall in cairns throughout the wet season months. This is considered the best time to visit with crystal clear skies, cool breezes and perfect scubadiving on the great barrier reef. During this time you can expect torrential rains for several hours and relatively high humidity. Jun 09, 20 cairns summer, humidity and the wet season. Cairns wet season music and video by mike pensini youtube. Whens the best time to visit cairns, australia down under. Tropicnow talks to the weather bureau to find out why the wet season is yet to arrive in tnq. November is a great time to try the kuranda skyrail and scenic railway, which will give you a spectacular view of the barron falls. Predominantly a problem along the coast and not usually affecting the great barrier reef, north queenslands marine and estuarine environment is home to many interesting animals, including some harmful jellyfish collectively known as.
Exp has issued a trading update and revised market guidance. Planning on spending a week around cairns port douglas at the beginning of january but am worried we ll have rain all day every dayis that a possibility or is it more likely to be a short deluge every day but hot and sunny for the most of the. Forecasts are issued in july, august and september each year. More than 11mm fell at cairns airport and 16mm at cannon park last night, cooling cairns down today by more than 4 degrees below yesterdays maximum of 36. Wolbachia mosquitoes cairns has had a new tool help it in its fight against dengue.
Bellenden kerr receives an average of 8m 26ft of rain each year. Rain in cairns at last, but no wet season yet tropic now. Delayed start to the dry sees cairns record double its april 2018. Whens the best time to visit cairns, australia down. Jun 05, 2017 the wet season may be approaching, but in most years, cairns experiences what is known locally as the build up with an increase in humidity and temperatures, but little rain. Cairns is a large town in the tropics of far north queensland. The peninsula developmental road pdr is now subject to a 5 tonne load limit between laura and weipa, with all vehicles over 5t required to obtain a permit from the department of transport and main roads.
In fact almost all of the yearly rainfall experienced in cairns falls during the summer wet season. The average maximum temperature in brisbane, ranging between 29c in january and 20c in july, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 21c in january. The wet season may be approaching, but in most years, cairns experiences what is known locally as the build up with an increase in humidity and temperatures, but little rain. Many that move to cairns have this perception of heat and more importantly of humidity but when they experience it first hand, its truly an eye opener.
The magic of the kimberley wet season kimberley offroad. Some of our best diving has been experienced during the wet season thanks to warm waters, while the dry season offers visitors more comfortable day time temperatures and conditions, and once in a lifetime opportunities to swim and dive with dwarf minke whales. Having said all that, a wet season is northern australia is a spectacular sight to behold. The water level at copperlode dam is falling at a rate of over 1% per week. Local markets around cairns and port douglas as well as the atherton tablelands are a great place to pick up locally grown mangoes. The cyclone season is normally confined to december and april. Tinaroo didnt really get the may or further dry season flows in 2016. Online focus on wet season safety flight safety australia. The wet season in cairns is also referred to as the green season and is well known for its warm, humid weather and tropical downpours.
The wet season is lingering in tropical north queensland, with figures from the bureau of meteorology showing cairns has recorded around. May october in cairns, this season typically experiences daytime temperatures between 26 28c, with nighttime temperatures dropping to 1617c. Cairns reef fishing charters during the wet season. Winter in cairns brings slightly cooler temperatures and lower humidity, making it the peak tourist season. Bureau of meteorology tropical climatologist greg browning said that usually the first 50mm of rain would. For example, at cairns maximum average temperatures vary between 31c in january and 25c in july, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 23c in january and 17c in july. It doesnt rain every day, in fact since november when the wet season started we have hardly had anything at all. Oct 22, 2018 oct 22, 2018 2603 aviation in northern australia is a tale of two seasons. Jul 07, 2018 cairns tour info is dedicated to giving you the latest news from cairns. This is the final of three northern rainfall onset outlook issues for the 201920 season. April 27, 2018 cairnseconomy cairns airport numbers in march were up 3.
The forecasts use the bureau of meteorologys dynamical model poama. As to the best time of year to visit and dive, anytime is a good time to dive on the great barrier reef off cairns. I sure even the cheapest backpacker hostel in cairns has air conditioning. Cairns wet season music and video by mike pensini duration. On average cairns receives over 2000mm of rain every year and this can. Areas with wet seasons are dispersed across portions of the tropics and subtropics. The cairns region is characterised by two seasons the wet summer season, which begins around november and ends around may, and the dry winter season. Snorkelling is good all year round though, the wet season between december and may will likely find you the best deals. The wet season in cairns is from about november to april. Some detest the hot and wet weather, while others enjoy exploring the reef and the tropical rainforest at their most vibrant. Cairns weather has 2 distinct seasons a warm dry season from april to november and a wet season from november to march with tropical monsoons that.
Cairns summer, humidity and the wet season cairns life. Over the years ive lived in the top end ive been lucky. The dry season in the top end runs from may to october. Cairns is located in the tropics and has a warm humid climate. The good news is there are a variety of vegetables. Its 2017 and already this year ive been able to do something ive always wanted to do, which is see the kimberley in the wet season. Usually when the rain comes it comes and 2 seconds outside and you are thoroughly soaked. Cairns weather has 2 distinct seasons a warm dry season from april to november and a wet season from november to march with tropical monsoons that includes tropical cyclones. Learn how many days you should stay in cairns, what are the best rainforest tours to visit, what are the best dive sites in cairns. The wettest place in australia is about 50km south of cairns. Cairns summer, humidity and the wet season living in cairns.
Rotorpix its been a very dry start to the wet season in cairns, forcing the council. In 2018, cairns had its wettest december since 1975. Rain finally arrived last night, and theres more on the way today, but it doesnt herald any monsoons in the near future. Unfortunately you are visiting the tropics in wet season. Poor choice of plants when most westerners think of vegetables they think potatoes, corn, onions, beetroot and lettuce. The tropical north queensland region experiences two distinct seasons the wet season and the dry season. The northern rainfall onset outlook gives an indication of whether the first significant rains after 1 september are likely to be earlier or later than normal. Its also stinger season on the great barrier reef, meaning snorkellers and divers are required to wear fullbody wetsuits. Downpour drenches cairns region but still no sign of the wet season.
Mango season in north queensland usually starts some time in october and may not finish until april or may, depending on the mango variety. Temperatures range from 21c to 32c 70f to 90f these are similar to the wet season but with lower humidity of around 20 to 35% and theres little or no rain. The humidity is at its highest throughout summer, often hitting 90 percent or higher. We are well and truly into the wet season in cairns and its never been a better time to take that reef fishing charter trip that you have been talking about. Visiting cairns january 2018 cairns region forum tripadvisor.
This is a great opportunity for all those top end pilots from broome to cairns to tune in and watch an abridged version of our previous nights seminar and the audience will still have the opportunity to ask us questions and we can answer them live. The wet season for north queensland is forecast to start later this year than normal. Those vegetables can be incredibly difficult to grow in the wet pecially during the wet season. Discover the best time, month or season to visit queensland now. Well the 201220 wet season hasnt happened, we had rain whilst ex tc ozzie went over but it lasted a few days and rained very quickly. Regional queenslanders are being urged to be rain ready this wet season. While typically we begin to experience the australian monsoon season by december, the last time the onset date was this late was during the 201112 wet season. Being a monsoonal climate, most rainfall occurs between january and march. The wet season usually begins to build up around december, giving humid days and possibly stormy nights. One of the advantages of visiting during the wet season is that the number of tourists is much lower than during the dry season. Things to do in cairns during the wet season published on tue th dec 2016 6. Find out what the weather is doing, which is the best time of the year to visit the great barrier reef, what are the top 3 things to do in cairns.
Is it really that bad during rainy season in cairns. Predominantly a problem along the coast and not usually affecting the great barrier reef, north queenslands marine and estuarine environment is home to many interesting animals, including some harmful jellyfish collectively known as marine stingers. How australias pilbara region escaped the storms that hit broome. The climate of queensland is subtropical humid climate with two seasons, a rainy and humid season in summer october to may and a relatively dry season between june and october.
Monsoonal activity during the wet season occasionally causes major flooding of the barron and mulgrave rivers, cutting offroad and rail access to the city. The wet season sometimes called the rainy season is the time of year when most of a regions average annual rainfall occurs. The streets are lined with palm trees, the township is surrounded by rainforest clad mountains, the great barrier reef is an hours boat ride away and the tropical climate promotes a laid back lifestyle. With the wet season over, changes to the cairns dfo precinct are set to surge ahead. Published on jan 16, 2018 just spent the last 5 weeks up in my hometown of cairns and was lucky enough to catch the beginning of my favourite time of year up here, the wet season. If you are wondering what has happened to the start of our annual wet season the answer is it is happening just not here. Whens the best time to visit cairns, australia down under tours. The term green season is also sometimes used as a euphemism by tourist authorities.
The 201819 cyclone season has come to an end across the australian forecast region and its been an interesting season to say the least as we saw multiple systems become severe and also make landfall, whilst delivering much needed but also in the same sentence, very devastating, floods across large parts of northern and western qld as well in pockets of wa. Climate and average monthly weather in cairns queensland. The most popular time of year to visit cairns is in winter between june and october. Some of our best diving has been experienced during the wet season thanks to warm waters, while the dry season offers visitors more comfortable day time temperatures and conditions, and once in a lifetime opportunities to swim and dive with dwarf minke whales more. Barron falls, cairns north queensland, phantom drone view in flood 27th jan 2019 duration. Cairns tour info is dedicated to giving you the latest news from cairns. Aug 30, 2019 mareeba 201819 wet season wrap mareeba sits about 30kms inland of cairns as the crow flies yet has just over a third of cairns rainfall welcome to our eighth wet season wrap up for northern australia where we take a look at northern australian townscities and go through their previous wet season. There was a period of very low levels for a year or two which i looked at back in 2018. Northern rainfall onset outlook bureau of meteorology. The northern rainfall onset outlook shows the likelihood of an early or late wet season start across northern australia. Spring september november in spring average temperatures range from 20. Mar 12, 2018 barron falls, cairns north queensland, phantom drone view in flood 27th jan 2019 duration.640 137 209 901 1197 919 1311 1061 84 63 300 206 1248 901 596 1288 984 609 502 26 1110 969 1442 323 153 1233 17 120 1213 1076 1428 7 283 724 718 1172