April Weather Averages for Cairns

What's the Weather Like in Cairns in April


Cairns is a favorite destination from tourists from around the globe who visit Cairns Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Because of its low altitude and proximity to the Coral Sea, Cairns is warm all year round. In April, the average temperature is 25°C (77˚F) with the highest temperature recorded at 28°C (82˚F) and the lowest temperature at 22°C (72˚F). In April, temperatures begin to drop...

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  • Temperature Temperature 25°C 77°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 28°C 82°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 22°C 72°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 190 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 19 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 27°C 81°F

What's the Weather Like in Cairns in April


Cairns is a favorite destination from tourists from around the globe who visit Cairns Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Because of its low altitude and proximity to the Coral Sea, Cairns is warm all year round. In April, the average temperature is 25°C (77˚F) with the highest temperature recorded at 28°C (82˚F) and the lowest temperature at 22°C (72˚F). In April, temperatures begin to drop as unlike the first three month of the year. The average sea temperature for April is 27°C (81˚F) with the surface water temperature decreasing gradually as the month progresses.

Sunshine Hours

In April, Cairns receives an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day. During the month, the percentage of cloud cover decreases as the month progresses from 59% to 50%. April 30 is the clearest day of the month.


In April, rainfall intensity drastically reduces compared to the preceding months. The monthly average rainfall for April is 190mm for 19 days of the month. There is a rapid decrease in rainfall amount as the average rainfall for the first days of April is 269mm but drops to 157mm at end month.

Sunrise and Sunset

During April, the length of day gradually reduces totaling to an average decrease of 25 minutes for the entire month. April 30 is the shortest day of the month while April 1 is the longest day of the month. April 1 has the earliest sunrise at 6.22 am and the latest sunset at 6.18pm. April 30 has the latest sunrise at 6.28 am and earliest sunset at 5.59pm.


During April, there is a drastic drop in humidity levels with a rapid decline from 94% when the month begins to 76% at the end of April.


In April, the average wind speed remains constant throughout the month. The speed remains within 0.1 miles per hour of 8.6 miles per hour average for April. The windiest day of the year is April 23 where 8.7 miles per hour is recorded as the daily average. Local topography and other factors such as time of day contribute to the wind speed recorded at a particular location.

Extraordinary Occurrences

No major erratic weather conditions have been reported in Cairns in the recent times. However, there is a threat of tropical cyclones and extra caution is required.

Cairns Hotels in April

Cairns is a popular global tourist destination that receives visitors from across the world. Amazing world class beaches, splendid scenery, good nightlife and extraordinary dining are some of the key reasons why people visit Cairns. If you're looking for accommodation, there are many choices to pick from. Irrespective of your preferences, you will definitely find nice accommodation that suits your budget. Cairns has 5-star, midrange, holiday apartments, guesthouses and backpackers hotels.

Kewarra Beach Resort and Spa 

Kewarra Beach Resort and Spa is a unique, exclusive and high-end resort that sits in 30 hectares of lush tropical gardens. The facility consists of deluxe bungalows in a resort offers impeccable beachfront accommodation. In addition, there are spacious suites with pristine views of the Great Barrier Reef and North Queensland's tropical rainforests. This is a great place to relax, unwind and mingle with Australia's flora. The resort's signature bungalows sit close to the lagoon and are designed for use by families and other large groups.

Reef Palms Motel  

Reef Palms Motel Apartments is located in a strategic location in Cairns allowing guests to enjoy a peaceful and quiet tropical environment. All apartments are self-contained suited for diverse groups of travelers looking for exciting accommodation in Tropical North Queensland. The motel is located close to key amenities such as shops, restaurants, bars and markets. Guests get value for their money as the hotel has invested in modern amenities to ensure everyone is comfortable.

BreakFree Royal Harbour

BreakFree Royal Harbour has spectacular views of Trinity Bay and Cairns Lagoon and is surrounded by numerous picnic grounds and parklands. From the hotel, you can easily sample numerous restaurants and indulge in various culinary experiences. From the upper floors, guests enjoy a cool sea breeze and breathtaking views of Cairns Lagoon and the ocean. From your private balcony, you can watch vessels going in and coming out of the marina.

Gateway on Grafton

Gateway on Grafton Apartments are tailored for holiday makers and located close to the city. If you're looking for a quiet and friendly environment, these apartments are a little heaven. You can easily access Cairns' major attractions such as the Cairns Esplanade, Muddies Playground and Cairns Central Shopping Center. The facility has self-catering apartments, a heated pool and BBQ facilities.

Cairns Beaches in April

The Cairns Waterfront

The Cairns Waterfront which lies on the Esplanade has heavenly views that offers visitors a perfect view of the turquoise waters and natural beauty. The ecosystem is spectacular and guests have a chance to walk around and marvel at the city's modern skyscrapers. The Cairns waterfront is a sight to behold.

Machans Beach

Machans Beach has a large stretch of beach and is only 10 minutes away from Cairns City. It is laid-back and perfect for leisurely afternoon strolls or participating in beachside sports such as football, volleyball and cricket.

Restaurants and Bars

Cairns has a vibrant dining and entertainment culture that attracts holidaymakers from around the globe. Australia's finest cuisines are found in Cairns which has numerous dining facilities tailored to cater for different types of customers. While in Cairns, you have an opportunity to sample both local and international cuisine as well as the best wines, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.

Emeralds Restaurant & Bar

Emeralds Restaurant & Bar is a luxury restaurant located at the magnificent Green Island Resort specializing in mouthwatering tropical cuisine. The restaurant sits on an island right in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef with a beautiful outdoor terrace. Visitors have a unique and magical experience that allows them to indulge in wonderful and memorable dining experiences. There is plenty of exotic local produce, intimate beach dining and fun activities. The restaurant opens from 7am to late.

Prawn Star 

Prawn Star is the home of Australian seafood tailored to provide international guests with a unique chance to savour fresh local seafood. The restaurant is known for its delicious lunch, dinner, brunch and drinks and has a spacious outdoor seating space with scenic views for guests to feel the refreshing Cairns atmosphere. Prawn Star opens daily from 10am to 8pm.

Bagus Café

Bagus Café specializes in traditional Indonesian Cuisine prepared by well experienced chefs with an in-depth understanding of Indonesian cuisine. If you've never tasted Indonesian food, you're welcome to sample the rich menu coupled with a variety of delicious smoothies and drinks. The café opens daily from 6.45am to 8.30pm.

Marina Paradiso

Marina Paradiso is situated on Cairns boardwalk marina close to Cairns Habour Lights making it a perfect place to dine away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Specializing in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, the quality of food and service is outstanding. The food is prepared from traditional Italian recipes and creatively transformed into contemporary cuisine reflecting various cultures. Marina Paradiso sits on the most spectacular spot with magical views of the city. The restaurant opens daily from 11am till late.

Things to do in April in Cairns

Visit Daintree Forest and Daintree National Park

A visit to Cairns is not complete without visiting Daintree which is slightly over an hour's drive north of Cairns. Daintree is a vast region of breathtaking natural beauty that covers Daintree River, Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation among others. Daintree is the only location in the entire world where 2 sites listed as World Heritage sites are right next to each other; Daintree National Park and The Great Barrier Reef. Daintree National Park is a dense tropical rainforest with incredible diversity with animal and plant species that are found nowhere else in the world. The forest houses Daintree rainforest which is a paradise for nature lovers. You can have fun drifting and snorkeling in the cool waters of Mossman River.

Visit Cairns Esplanade

The Cairns Esplanade is the main hub of Cairns with a beehive of activities. You can stroll around and get to visit many shops, restaurants and bars. In addition, the Esplanade has superb recreational areas with beautiful views of the surroundings. There are so many fun activities for people of all ages and you'll definitely find many activities to engage in.

Tour Atherton Tableland  

Atherton Tableland or Tablelands as they're famously called is an incredibly beautiful highland region near Cairns. The extensive landscape consists of wetlands, savanna and rainforest home to numerous rare animal and bird species. The area has a waterfall circuit and there's so much you can do and see here. Atherton Tableland is famous for its gourmet food, wine trails and amazing waterfalls. There are many natural wonders such as Mount Mulligan, Curtain Fig Tree, Undara Lava Tubes and Lake Tinaroo among others.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Tjapukai is a top-rated Cairns tourist attraction that takes you on a historic journey of the world's oldest living culture that has been in existence for the last 40,000 years. Research has indicated Australia began at Tjapukai and the region has deep history that helps visitors have an in-depth understanding of Australia's Aboriginal culture. When you visit the park, you will enjoy exciting cultural performances, food and art.

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