August Weather Averages for Cairns

What's the weather like in Cairns in August


Cairns is a must visit tourist attraction in Australia's Far North Queensland Region. The city is a top destination for travelers who come from different parts of the world to experience Cairns magical holidays. In August, temperatures are still low with the monthly average temperature at 22°C (72˚F). The highest temperature for August is 26°C (79˚F) and the lowest temperature is 18°C (64˚F). The ...

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What's the weather like in Cairns in August


Cairns is a must visit tourist attraction in Australia's Far North Queensland Region. The city is a top destination for travelers who come from different parts of the world to experience Cairns magical holidays. In August, temperatures are still low with the monthly average temperature at 22°C (72˚F). The highest temperature for August is 26°C (79˚F) and the lowest temperature is 18°C (64˚F). The average sea temperature for August is 24°C (75˚F) with the temperature remaining the same throughout the month.

Sunshine Hours

In August, Cairns has an average of 8hours of sunshine per day. Cloud cover in August remains constant throughout at 38%. August 24 is the clearest day of the month.


In August, rainfall is the lowest in the entire year with a monthly average of 20mm for 10 days of the month. The average rainfall during the month of August remains constant throughout the month.

Sunshine and Sunset

In August, the length of days begins to increase as the month progresses. August 1 is the shortest day of the month while the longest day of the month is August 31. In August, there is a total increase of the length of day by 24 minutes. The earliest sunset is on August 1 at 6.04pm while the latest sunset is 6.10pm on August 31. On the other hand, August 1 has the latest sunrise 6.42am and the earliest sunrise is 6.24am on August 31.


August has a steady increase in humidity as the month progresses i.e. from 14% at the beginning of the month to 26% in the later days of August.


In August, the average wind speed gradually begins to decrease from 8.5 miles per hour to 7.9 miles per hour later on in the month. Topography is a key factor that determines the variation of wind speeds in any given area.

Cairns Hotels in August

Cairns is a top-rated tourist destination with exclusive accommodation facilities tailored for different types of guests. No matter where you're staying in Cairns, hotel facilities are modernized and well-equipped to ensure you have a comfortable and memorable stay. The city has a wide variety of hotels ranging from budget hotels, apartments to 5-star luxurious resorts.

Caravella Backpackers

Caravella Backpackers provides guests with stunning views of the blue waters, offering a quiet and calm environment to relax. There are a wide range of facilities customized to make your stay comfortable. As a budget hotel located in the heart of Cairns at the Waterfront Esplanade, backpackers have an incredible place to stay during their holiday in Cairns. The warm and friendly staff is always at hand to ensure guests are happy and fully indulge in the sights and Sounds of Cairns.

Inns Cairns Boutique Apartments

Inns Cairns Boutique Apartments is the destination for travelers looking for a nice and convenient place to stay while on holiday in Cairns. The facility boasts of 38 self-contained apartments which are located close to the Cairns Central Shopping Centre and other exciting attractions. The Lagoon and iconic Esplanade, Cairns Convention Centre and Cairns Cruise Terminal are all located within a short walking distance from the apartments. All apartments are comfortably furnished with modern amenities suitable for single guests, couples, families as well as groups. The outdoors consist of a pool and BBQ area to ensure holidaymakers remain entertained throughout their stay.

IL Centro Apartment Hotel

IL Centro Apartment Hotel is a superb establishment suited for both holidaymakers and business travelers. Located just 100 metres from Cairns Convention Centre, the hotel offers exquisite facilities for guests looking for a fun and exciting place to stay. Each apartment is fully equipped with the latest amenities to epitomize style and luxury. All the 38 one-bedroom apartments are self-contained and spacious offering you all the privacy you need. In addition, they have large balconies that offer breathtaking views of the city. From IL Centro, you can easily visit Cairns Shopping Centre and do shopping, dine at various restaurants and tour night markets. The apartments have been tastefully furnished with a classic style and come with a large lounge area.

Driftway Villas  

Driftway Villas are a group of beautiful villas located 10 minutes away from Cairns City behind the Yorkeys Knob Beach. If you are looking for spacious and reasonably priced accommodation facilities, this is the place to be. Each villas has 3 bedrooms with a sleeping capacity of 6 persons. The villas are self-contained and come with a large and private yard where guests can relax and have fun. The beach is only 100 metres away so you can feel free to remain outdoors and enjoy the tropical weather.

Cairns Beaches in August

Green Island is located approximately 45 minutes from Cairns and can be accessed by catamaran via the Coral Sea. The island is a 6,000 year old coral cay and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Green Island is a tropical island paradise and lies within the Green Barrier Reef Marine Park hosting over 120 native plant species, coral gardens, amazing bird varieties and abundant marine life. The island has quiet and laid back pristine white sandy beaches.

Restaurants and Bars

Cairns has a vibrant dining and entertainment scene that will well-known and admired across the globe. While in Cairns, you're spoilt for choice as there are different joints you can sit and enjoy your favorite meal and drink. You can be assured your holiday in Cairns is well taken care of thanks to the amazing restaurants and bars in the city and its environs.


Caffiend is an elegant, arty, artisan and refined restaurant that focuses on offering diners the best meals from a rich tropical menu using the freshest local ingredients. All the food is sourced locally and the ever-changing menu will make you feel like coming back again and again. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and welcoming with unique artwork dominating the walls. Customer service is impressive and every guest is treated like royalty because the team believes in delivering nothing short of the finest dining experiences. Caffiend opens daily from 7am to 3pm.

Dundee's Restaurant

Dundee's restaurant is situated beneath Cairns Harbour Lights Hotel and sits next to the Cairns Esplanade. You can find the finest and tastiest steaks, seafood, pastas and a wide variety of Australian cuisine prepared by the best chefs in the industry. The views are splendid as you can watch as reef boats and vessels enter and exit the Great Barrier Reef. The delightful and enchanting menu is served at the waterfront restaurant allowing guests to soak up in Cairn's marvelous weather and attractions. Dundee's restaurant opens from 7.30am till late in the night.


In2Thai is located next to the Cairns Central business District and serves authentic Thai cuisine for those keen to explore Thailand's dining culture. There is an extensive menu prepared by Thai chefs using fresh and local ingredients. Aside from serving delicious food prepared using traditional techniques, you get to enjoy a fine, warm and friendly environment. At In2Thai, Thai foods come alive with bold flavours and a unique taste that will make you feel as if you're in Thailand. The restaurant opens Monday to Friday from 11am-2pm for lunch and 5pm till late for dinner. On Saturday and Sunday, opening hours for dinner are 5pm till late.

Mondo on the Waterfront 

Mondo on the Waterfront is the ideal restaurant for those who want to experience something different and extraordinary. This award-winning restaurant has magnificent views of Trinity Inlet and offer different types of food and drinks. Whether you're looking for somewhere calm and relaxing to take a cup of coffee or wish to enjoy one of the restaurant's signature dishes, Mondo on the Waterfront is a good bet. The large and spacious facility is ideal for family gatherings, cocktails and business lunches.  

Things to do in Cairns in August

Trip to Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest is a world heritage site because of its extremely unique biodiversity that is found in the forest. Many endangered and rare animals, plants and trees call this forest home. The survival of the Green Barrier Reef depends on the Daintree forest which is a major water tower that supplies water to Cairns and the entire Tropical North Queensland region throughout the year. Take guided rainforest tours to learn more about the importance of trees as you enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery.

Take a Trip to Cairns Regional Gallery Café

Cairns Regional Gallery Café is the premier destination for contemporary art exhibitions as well as historical artifacts from both local and international artists. Situated in a landmark heritage building, the Gallery also has exhibitions that focus on highlighting Far North Queensland's cultural heritage. Throughout the year, the Gallery offers a diverse range of unique learning programs targeted for audiences of various ages and diverse backgrounds.

Tour the Great Barrier Reef  

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia's magnificent natural wonders with the world's largest coral reef. It is also one of the seven wonders of the natural world. The reef has rich marine life and consists of more than 3000 individual reef systems, coral cays and picturesque tropical islands with the finest and beautiful golden beaches. The Great Barrier Reef is no doubt one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world with so many activities that visitors can engage in.

Shop from Australian Tropical Food Markets

Tropical Food Markets in Australia are a must visit especially if you love going for shopping. It is the best way you can experience what Cairns has to offer and get a chance to buy various items such as fresh fruits and groceries from the region's interior fertile lands. Some of the popular markets you can visit include; Rusty's Bazaar, Cooktown Market, Archer Creek Market and numerous Beach Markets.

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