March Weather Averages for Cairns

What's the weather like in Cairns in March


Cairns is a major global tourist attraction spot found in Cairns Region, Queensland Australia. Cairn is warm throughout the year with March having an average temperature of 27°C (81˚F). The highest temperature in March is 30°C (86˚F) while the lowest is 24°C (75˚F). At night, the temperatures drop and it is advised to keep warm. In March, the average sea temperature remains the same fluctuating at ...

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  • Temperature Temperature 27°C 81°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 30°C 86°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 24°C 75°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 360 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 19 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 29°C 84°F

What's the weather like in Cairns in March


Cairns is a major global tourist attraction spot found in Cairns Region, Queensland Australia. Cairn is warm throughout the year with March having an average temperature of 27°C (81˚F). The highest temperature in March is 30°C (86˚F) while the lowest is 24°C (75˚F). At night, the temperatures drop and it is advised to keep warm. In March, the average sea temperature remains the same fluctuating at 1°F of 84°F (29°C) throughout.

Sunshine Hours

In March, each day receives approximately 7 hours of sunshine. Cloud cover rapidly reduces as the month progresses paving way for more sunshine conditions in the later days of March. March 31 is the clearest day of the month with plenty of sunshine. Cloud cover in March reduces from 75% at the start of the month to 59% towards end of the month.


In March, rainfall intensity is still high but decreases rapidly as the month progresses. The average rainfall for the month is 360mm covering 19 days of March. The sliding rainfall pattern begins at 16 inches (406mm) in early March and drops to 10.8 (274mm) inches at the end of the month.

Sunrise and Sunset

Over the course of March, the days become shorter with an average decrease of 29 minutes for the entire month. March 31 is the shortest day of the month while March 1 is the longest day of the month. March 1 has the earliest sunrise at 6.16 am while the sun sets the latest on March 31 at 6.42 pm. March 31 has the latest sunrise at 6.22am and earliest sunset at 6.19 pm.


The weather conditions in March are hot and humid but not as high as the previous months.  Humidity drops in the course of March with a decrease from 99% to 94% for the last days of the month.


March average hourly wind speed increases towards the end of the month. The speed increases from 7 miles per hour to 8.4 miles per hour. Local topography and other factors have a direct impact on wind speed at any given time.

Extraordinary Occurrences

Rainfall is still heavy in March and for this reason, Cairns at times experiences heavy downpours that causes flooding. During this time, water bodies such as Barron River experience a drastic increase in water levels. Heavy thunderstorms have also been in the past reported in Cairns in March.

Cairns Hotels in March

Cairns is a tourist haven with numerous top rated world class attractions. People visit Cairns to see the breathtaking scenery, enjoy beach life and superb dining facilities. The city is blessed with a wide range of hotels, resorts, holiday apartments and backpacker facilities. Irrespective of your budget, you can find decent accommodation across the city. Whether you're looking for 5-star accommodation or cheap hotels, Cairns Hotels have the capacity to cater for different holiday goers.

The Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort 

Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort best describes what luxury accommodation is. Located on the famous Four Mile beach, this magnificent resort is an exclusive paradise surrounded by lush tropical gardens, sparking saltwater lagoons and an 18-hole golf course. Some of the highlights of this resort include exclusive rooms and villas, international restaurants, lagoon pools as well as wedding and event facilities. The hotel has a large outdoor relaxation area where guests can unwind and mingle with the scenic environment.

BIG4 Ingenia Holiday Cairns Coconut  

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut is set amidst beautiful tropical gardens, palms and rainforest. Spacious accommodation caters for individuals, groups and families. There is a wide choice of cabins, condos and villas tailored to meet guest expectations. The peace and quiet environment at the hotel enables you to enjoy your holiday in a tranquil and peaceful setting. All caravans and tents are beautifully designed coupled with top notch facilities.

Tropic Towers Apartments

Tropic Towers Apartments consists of several self-contained holiday apartments specially designed to reflect Far North Queensland tropical lifestyle. Guests enjoy a homely environment as the apartments are fitted with spacious and modern amenities that include a comfortable living area with a private balcony, fully fitted kitchen and television. Families or large groups will definitely love these apartments located in a serene environment.

Cairns Central YHA Backpackers  

Cairns Central YHA Backpackers is a favorite spot for backpackers visiting Cairns. Cairns is a well-known backpacker's mecca and the hostel has everything backpackers need to enjoy their stay in Cairns. Cairns Central YHA Backpackers is centrally located and has a well-manicured gardens, two spas, a swimming pool and a large outdoor games area. The hostel is close to the magnificent Cairns Esplanade with numerous shops, restaurants and bars.

Cairns Beaches in March 

Nudey Beach

Nudey Beach is a wonderful tiny beach on Fitzroy Island with a small stretch of sand. The beach is known for its attractiveness and the lovely Fitzroy Island which has numerous lush protected rainforests. On the beach, you can marvel at the impressive views of Cairns hinterland. The island is about 45 minutes away from the bustling Cairns City.

Bars and Restaurants

Cairns has the best restaurants and bars well-known for serving tasty cuisine, finest wines and alcoholic drinks. If you fancy dining and entertainment, Cairns has plenty to offer you. In recent times, the city has witnessed a significant increase in the number of bars and restaurants thanks to the high tourist population.

Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant  

Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant is the home to authentic Balinese cuisine in the midst of a tropical ambience. Both local, regional and international guests converge here for exotic Balinese flavors and professionally curated cocktails served by top chefs with the finest skills. The restaurant has a unique, exciting and welcoming feeling that provides the ideal setting for various kinds of events. You can celebrate dining with your family, friends and colleagues in this amazing facility that also comes with a bar area. The restaurant opens throughout the week from 6.30 am till late.

Linga Longa International Restaurant  

Linga Longa International Restaurant offers a blend of international dishes drawn from Australian, European and French cuisine. There's a meal to suit every tastebud and preference as you're assured of delicious food and services. The restaurant goes to great lengths to source for the finest and fresh ingredients to satisfy your expectations. Everything is perfect; from entrees, main course dishes and desserts. Guests sample local and international wine brands and indulge in a memorable experience. The restaurant opens its doors from 11.30 am to 2pm for lunch on Friday and Saturday and 5.30pm till late for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday.

Splash Seafood Restaurant

Splash Seafood Restaurant is known for its sumptuous sea food menu served amidst a spectacular location with breathtaking sceneries of the Coral Sea. Located on Cairns Esplanade, the facility offers you the freshest ingredients allowing you to sample what marine cuisine Tropical North Queensland has to offer. You can come here for romantic dinner, family lunch and group celebrations. Splash Seafood Restaurant opens 7 days a week from 11.30 am to 10.30pm.

The Conservatory Bar 

The Conservatory bar is an ideal meeting place to have fun, make new friends and explore Cairns' vibrant social scene. The bar has an extensive wine menu carefully tailored to suit your taste. In addition, there are mouthwatering cocktails, smoothies and juices made from local ingredients. The Conservatory Bar also has live music so you get fully entertained during your time at the premises. The bar opens 8am to 2pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and 8am to late from Wednesday to Friday. On Saturday, the bar remains open from 4pm to late.

Things to Do in March

Spend Time on Cairns Esplanade

The Cairns Esplanade is the center of all activities and businesses. You can walk around and explore this beautiful recreational area with stunning views. Visitors from all walks of life can find so many interesting and fun things to do. For instance, you can lie on beautifully maintained lawns, enjoy dinner at a restaurant, have an early morning jog or use the skateboard ramp.

Visit Baron Gorge National Park  

Barron Gorge National Park is undoubtedly one of Queensland's most famous parks. Extending from Lake Placid which lies on the coastal lowlands to Atherton Tableland near Kuranda, a high altitude region, the National Park is situated inside the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Barron River is a major feature in the park and begins its journey here and drains into the Coral Sea. The park is home to the traditional Aboriginal people who have strong spiritual connection and beliefs. Visit Barron falls and pass through numerous walking trails.

Tour Fantastic Falls

While on holiday in Cairns, venture out and visit Fruit Bat, Eliot and Twin Falls.  Enjoy beautiful views and swim in natural shallow and deep pools around the falls. The route to these falls is muddy, rugged and challenging so you won't mind a good splash after getting dirty.

Tour Australian Tropical Food Markets 

The best Tropical Food Markets in Australia are found in Queensland Region. If you love shopping, go on a tour of different types of markets. Popular markets where you can purchase fruits and groceries include Beach Markets, Archer Creek Markets, Cooktown Market and Rusty's Bazaar among others.

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