Climate and Weather

Our property is in the rain shadow of the great dividing range and often gets no rain even when it is pouring down in Cairns. We are in the first bit of dry country west of Cairns. Kuranda is still high rainfall rainforest country, Speewah is mixed forest and then comes dry sclerophyll forest at Davies creek and Emerald creek. We get about 1000 – 1200 mm rainfall per year,  higher than west of Mareeba, but a lot less than Cairns or Kuranda. So we enjoy about 300 days of sunshine :-).
Nights are about 5 degrees cooler than Cairns, so bring some warm cloth, especially in winter.

Below is the current weather at Mareeba Airport and the forecast for the next four days.
Mareeba Airport is our closest weather station, about 10 km away.

For a detailed seven day forecast CLICK HERE.