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Rain in Cairns, can we still go out to the reef?

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Rain in Cairns, can we still go out to the reef?

hello,

i will be in cairns next week and just checked the weather and it says thunder and rain...will be still be able to make it out to the reef? this is our once in a lifetime visit and we cannot miss the GBR rain or shine...thanks!

gk
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1. Re: Rain in Cairns, can we still go out to the reef?

Absolutely. You'll often find that it's raining in Cairns, but is clear out on the reef anyway.

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2. Re: Rain in Cairns, can we still go out to the reef?

The above poster is correct, it can be totally different weather out there! Check the BOM water conditions for a better indicator.

Have a great trip!

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3. Re: Rain in Cairns, can we still go out to the reef?

As mentioned above, the weather can be totally different on the Reef to the mainland. Also the calmest days wind wise in the whole year are usually in the wetseason

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4. Re: Rain in Cairns, can we still go out to the reef?

Yes, as mentioned the reef will have different weather.

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5. Re: Rain in Cairns, can we still go out to the reef?

Absolutely make sure you put sunscreen on the back of your arms, legs and behind your ears.

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