November Weather Averages for Cairns

What's the Weather Like in Cairns in November


Cairns tops global tourists attractions because of the numerous and impressive attractions in Australia's Far North Queensland Region. There are many top tourist sites that bring a high number of tourists to Cairns each year. In November, average temperature for the month is 27°C (80˚F). The highest temperature for November is 30°C (86˚F) while the lowest is 23°C (73˚F). The average sea temperat...

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What's the Weather Like in Cairns in November


Cairns tops global tourists attractions because of the numerous and impressive attractions in Australia's Far North Queensland Region. There are many top tourist sites that bring a high number of tourists to Cairns each year. In November, average temperature for the month is 27°C (80˚F). The highest temperature for November is 30°C (86˚F) while the lowest is 23°C (73˚F). The average sea temperature for November is 27°C (81˚F). During the month, the surface water temperature increases gradually as the month progresses.

Sunshine Hours

In November, Cairns enjoys an average of 9 hours of sunshine each day. Cloud cover in November increases rapidly from 43% to 62% in the course of the month. November 1 is the clearest day of the month.


In November, rainfall amount rapidly increases with a monthly average of 130mm for 12 days of the month. During the month, there is a significant increase in rainfall with 63mm at the beginning of the month to 119mm towards the end of November.

Sunshine and Sunset

In November, the length of day gradually increases with an average monthly increase of 20 minutes between the first and last day of the month. November 1 is the shortest day of the month while the longest day is November 30. The earliest sunrise is 5.33am on November 25 and the latest sunrise is 5.39am on November 1. On the other hand, November 1 has the earliest sunset at 6.22pm while the latest sunset is on November 30 at 6.37pm.


In November, there is a rapid increase in humidity from 76% at the beginning of the month to 91% over the course of the month.


In November, the average hourly wind speed decreases gradually from 7.6 miles per hour to 7.0 miles per hour during the month. The actual wind speed of any given area is determined by the topography.

Cairns Hotels in November

Cairns is a marvelous city with endless tourist attractions that bring in visitors from all over the world. The city is blessed with numerous accommodation choices and serves as the base from which tourists can explore the interior Far North Queensland Region. Irrespective of whether you're a luxury or budget guest, Cairns fully caters for all kinds of visitors with the best facilities.

The Jack Backpackers

The Jack Backpackers is situated in the middle of Cairns City Center and for three years in a row, was voted the best Cairns' venue. The Jack offers guests nice accommodation options as well as exciting facilities to entertain guests throughout their stay. The facility has Backpacker Hostel Accommodation, a Bar, Gaming room, Function Rooms and a Tour Shop. The hotel has a venue that holds a capacity of 800 people ideal for different kinds of functions such as birthday parties, Christmas parties, Hen's Nights and Corporate events among others.

North Cove Waterfront Suites

North Cove Waterfront Suites consist of one, two and three bedroom spacious and tastefully designed contemporary holiday apartments with modern features and amenities to guarantee comfort. The apartments have self-catering facilities and are equipped with everything guests need to feel relaxed and at home. The suites sit amidst lush tropical and beautifully landscaped gardens with sufficient space to spend time outdoors. The building offers magnificent views of the Esplanade and the Coral Sea while some apartments have views of the mountains.

Water Edge Cairns Luxury Apartments

Water Edge Cairns Luxury Apartments are fabulous luxurious apartments that define what a perfect holiday entails. As a preferred Cairns accommodation destination, the property consists of one, two and three bedroom exquisite oceanfront apartments. For those who want to reside right next to the water, this is a great choice. Each apartment is uniquely designed with a spacious open plan living and topnotch facilities. Aside from the Ocean, the apartments have beautiful views of the Esplanade and lie within a short distance for Cairns' shopping, local markets, restaurants, bars, Casino and other entertainment amenities.

Vision Cairns Apartments 

Vision Cairns Luxury Apartments are exquisite, high-end five star apartments that boast of the most sophisticated features and a unique and comfortable living. Everything here is refined to luxury and a 5-star ambience is evident throughout the property. The two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses sit in a prime location just 100 meters from numerous shops, restaurants and entertainment spots. The property is located close to Cairns Esplanade, the swimming lagoon and the Reef Fleet Terminal. From here, guests can easily enjoy ocean and partial city views as well as easily venture out to other attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Tropical Rainforests.

Cairns Beaches in November

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island is an unspoilt and attractive island that lies adjacent to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef area. The island is famous for its white coral beaches, magnificent sceneries and lush protected rainforests. Fitzroy Island is surrounded by fringing reefs and you can engage in various water sports such as snorkeling and diving. Most of the island is designated as Fitzroy Island National Park.

Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon is a popular swimming spot providing a suitable environment for visitors to sunbake and enjoy safe swimming. You can also meet other tourists and make friends while staring at breathtaking views of Trinity inlet and mountains. You can also take walks on the beach and boardwalks. Within the area are parks under giant Banyan trees, several restaurants and coffee shops where you can relax after enjoying a cold swim. 

Thornton Beach  

Thornton Beach is a hidden jewel located midway between Cape Tribulation and Daintree River. The beach is situated 2 hours North of Cairns and is accessed via the scenic Captain Cook highway. If you're looking for an isolated and quiet beach with stunning views of the surrounding, look no further. The beach serves as a base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, horse riding, jungle surfing, fishing and sea kayaking among other activities.

Restaurants and Bars

Cairns is a hub for entertainment and dining so you can be sure you'll have plenty of fun after a long day of exploring numerous top rated attractions. Even though Cairns is a small city, it has vibrant eating and drinking joints that outnumber what you will find in some bigger cities. At each and every corner of the city, you will see a restaurant, café, cocktail bar or pub attending to customers.

Perrotta's at the Gallery

Perrotta's is a well-known restaurant for its excellent food, service and coffee having been around since 1997. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared from fresh local ingredients. If you love salads, tacos, pasta, sandwiches and pizza, Perrotta's will take care of all your needs. The strategic location makes the all-inclusive café, restaurant and bar a popular joint for locals and tourists. Opening hours are from 6.30am-10pm 7 days a week.

Paradiso Café Cairns   

Paradiso Café is popular for its signature 100% organic coffee with a unique taste you might not experience anywhere else. There is a rich delicious menu catering for diverse needs of customers at the best prices in Cairns. The café is situated at the deck of the Centre of Contemporary Arts. You can walk around and view spectacular pieces at the art gallery for free. Paradiso is located right next to Cairns City Center, the lagoon and Esplanade. Opening hours are from 7am-4pm 7 days a week.


NOA is Cairns' premier breakfast, lunch and dinner location. NOA is situated in middle of Edge Hill Village and is within a 5 minutes walking distance to Cairns Botanical Gardens and The Tanks Art Theatre. The restaurant opened its doors in summer 2014 and ever since, has risen to one of the best spots to grab your favorite meals in a casual, friendly and relaxed environment. The refined dining standards are tailored to meet the needs of every guest. Opening hours are Monday-Sunday 7am-10pm.

Cock & Bull 

Cock & Bull is one of Cairns' best social pubs which enables patrons indulge in the style and charm of a traditional English tavern with a country bar atmosphere. The ambience is superb as the décor is unique and everyone is friendly and welcoming. The meals are super tasty and served in generous portions and you can find the best premium quality steaks here. Cock & Bull is loved by young people because of the huge and cheap meals as well as a wide assortment of drinks and a great social scene. Cock & Bull opens 7 days a week 10am-5.30am.

Things to Do in Cairns in November

Day Cruise to Michaelmas Cay  

Michaelmas Cay is located 40km or 22 nautical miles from Cairns and is an ideal destination for daytime cruises using vessels that depart Cairns on a daily basis. Michaelmas Cay is the largest, secluded and uninhabited coral cay in the entire Cairns region. Because of the need to protect the ecosystem, only a few vessels are allowed to access the sensitive island that is home to various bird species. You can travel on a beautiful vessel on a day trip to Michaelmas Cay and enjoy numerous activities such as snorkeling, diving, watch fish feeding shows and admire island birds. The cruise can either be on a motorized boat or sailing depending on the weather conditions on the day of travel. This is an exciting day excursion you shouldn't miss while in Cairns.

Cairns Harbour Cruises  

Cairns Habour Sunset cruises are popular cruises that allow you to explore a picturesque mangrove wilderness. This cruise takes you on a tour to see hidden attractions that are rarely seen even by locals themselves except for fishermen. The vessels used for the cruise are modern, air-conditioned and carry visitors along the Trinity inlet channel allowing you to marvel at Cairns' scenic nature. Along the cruise, you will see rich diverse wildlife and beautiful scenery you've never encountered in your life before. This is the best opportunity to take memorable shots and videos as the vessels have a both an upper and lower deck for better views.

Visit Kuranda Rainforest Markets

Kuranda Rainforest Markets  are a must visit especially if you appreciate shopping in a lovely and scenic environment different from what you are used to. The beautiful natural ecosystem surrounds the two market locations; Original Markets and Heritage Markets allowing shoppers to sample items in a dense tropical rainforest. Numerous items such as aboriginal artifacts, paintings, sculptures, wood and jewellery as well as handmade leather items. There are food stalls where you can sit down to eat and enjoy tropical fruit juices.  

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