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Humidity in Cairns in October?

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1. Posted by Bubbly (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

Hi Everyone
Im starting my travels in Cairns on 3rd October, I plan on spending around 2 weeks around there. Is it gonna be awful humid around that time? If anyone can tell me what its gonna be like id be very grateful, cheers

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 9y

I was in Darwin at the beginning of October - it was incredibly hot and humid so i presume cairns will be the same, as it's the build up to the rainy season. i wouldn't change your plans because of it though - just don't plan to do too much and if you can, get a hostel with a pool (i found that many of the backpacker hostels in darwin had pools). if you go any later it will be rainy season and this can scupper your plans as some roads become impassable.

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 9y

Here's a link to average monthly weather conditions in Cairns.

Seems like October has the lowest humidity of the year.

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 9y

Darwin and Cairns are both in the tropics but there are major differences. Darwin is much hotter, especially during the build up season, when temperatures in Darwin and especially around Katherine can rise to almost 40 degrees (shadow that is!). In Cairns things are much more bearable with lower humidity (slightly) but especially lower temperatures, around 30.

5. Posted by Bubbly (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

So it's gonna be humid but not really bad, thank god for that! Thanks everyone (",)

6. Posted by JessieG (Full Member 67 posts) 9y

The worst time for humidity is at the end of the year and beginning of the next.
Though temperatures are becoming more different (I do believe this is a result of climare change) but yes, whilst you are there it shouldn't be too bad.
Ps, the flies can be annoying

7. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 9y

How stupid would an aussie think i looked if i went around wearing a mosquito net on me noggin?

8. Posted by JessieG (Full Member 67 posts) 9y

Haha I haven't heard the word noggin for donkeys years.
We have the "aussie" hats, that some tourists seem to buy that the the corks hanging off them.
Buy some mosquito repellent too. Englishies with fair skin seem to attract the mozzies. Buy Rid...I haven't had to use it for ages.. I'm pretty sure that's what it's called.

9. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 9y

Do the cork hats work? I'm gonna get one regardless cos .......well it's the done thing :)
Much obliged, i shall get some Rid.

10. Posted by ozman (Full Member 118 posts) 9y

They wear fly nets in the Outback come summertime. The flies there are so bad that no-one could really care less what you look like.

But please, don't wear a mossie net or one of those tourist hats in Cairns!