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2016 tide table and solunar charts for Cairns for planning your fishing expedition

Tide tables and solunar tables for sport fishers in Cairns. Find out the forecast for high tides and low tides before setting out to fish, and other fishing-related data such as the lunar phase, tidal coefficient, sun and moon rising and setting times, hours of maximum fish activity, weather conditions in Cairns ...

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Tide Chart: high tides and low tides in Cairns  High tides and low tides in February 6, 2016 today High tides and low tides in February 8, 2016

Today Sunday, 7th of February of 2016, the sun rose in Cairns at 6:08 am and sunset will be at 6:54 pm. The moon rose in the southeast (108º) at 4:29 am and will set in the southwest (253º) at 5:38 pm.

In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first low tide was at 1:50 am and the next low tide will be at 2:35 pm. The first high tide was at 8:25 am and the next high tide will be at 8:15 pm.

The lunar phase is a Waning Crescent. Today we have 12 hours and 46 minutes of sun. The solar transit is at 12:31 pm and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 13 hours and 9 minutes.

High tides and low tides in Cairns
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The tidal coefficient today is 92. With such a hight coefficient we will have big tides and the currents will also be very evident. At noon the tidal coefficient increases to 97 to end the day with a tidal coefficient of 100. The tide heights today are 0.5 m, 3.0 m, 1.0 m and 2.5 m. We can compare these levels with the maximum high tide recorded in the tide tables for Cairns which is of 3.4 m and a minimum height of 0.1 m.

High tides and low tides in Cairns

Solunar chart for Cairns   Solunar charts in February 6, 2016 today Solunar charts in February 8, 2016

The solunar fishing calendar in Cairns tells us that today is an excellent day for fishing, the fish activity forecast is very high. Please, read more about solunar tables. The best times of day for fishing are:

solunar period from 4:29 am to 5:29 am, very high activity solunar activitysolunar activitysolunar activity minor period (moonrise)
solunar period from 11:03 am to 1:03 pm, very high activity solunar activitysolunar activitysolunar activity Major period (moon up)
solunar period from 5:38 pm to 6:38 pm, very high activity solunar activitysolunar activitysolunar activity minor period (moonset)
solunar period from 11:32 pm to 1:32 am, very high activity solunar activitysolunar activitysolunar activity Major period (moon down)

Solunar chart for Cairns

Tide timetable for Cairns   Tide tables for Cairns in January 2016 February 2016 Tide tables for Cairns in March 2016

Tide timetable for Cairns. The times are generated in local time in Queensland. You will also have the lunar phase, sunrise and sunset times, the tidal coefficient and the average fish activity forecast for each day according to the solunar tables:

[ 0  low activity ]  ,   [ solunar activity average activity ]  ,  [ solunar activitysolunar activity high activity ]  ,  [ solunar activitysolunar activitysolunar activity very high activity ]

NOTE: The times reflected in the tide table for Cairns are tide forecasts only valid as references for sport fishing. They shouldn't be used as a guide for navigation. The heights are expressed in meters referenced to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW).

MLLW is the average of the lower low water height of each tidal day observed over the official time segment over which tide observations are taken and reduced to obtain mean value (Tidal Datum Epoch).

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Coordinates of Cairns
16° 55' 00" S    145° 46' 43" E

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Local time

Timezone Australia/QueenslandUTC +10
Local time in Queensland  Local Standard Time (LST)
All the times are generated in local time in Queensland.


High tides and low tides in Cairns
The water level is falling. Quedan 54 minutos para la low tide.

1:50 amlow tide( 0.5 m )
8:25 amhigh tide( 3.0 m )
2:35 pmlow tide( 1.0 m )
8:15 pmhigh tide( 2.5 m )

Tidal coefficient

coefficient 0h 92
coefficient 12h 97

Solunar activity

Solunar activity Activity of the day

Major periods
from 11:03 am to 1:03 pm and from 11:32 pm to 1:32 am.

minor periods
from 4:29 am to 5:29 am and from 5:38 pm to 6:38 pm.

Moon phase

Waning Crescent

Waning Crescent

Moon age: 28 days
Light: 3 %
Southern Hemisphere
Next New Moon in Cairns New Moon  (1 day)
February 9, 2016 at 12:39 am
Next First Quarter Moon in Cairns First Quarter Moon  (8 days)
February 15, 2016 at 5:46 pm
Next Full Moon in Cairns Full Moon  (16 days)
February 23, 2016 at 4:20 am
Next Last Quarter Moon in Cairns Last Quarter Moon  (23 days)
March 2, 2016 at 9:11 am

Fishing barometer

Current atmospheric pressure in Cairns
General Fishing Conditions
Fishing changes by Pressure Trend
Very good
bite might slow as conditions stabilize
Normal activity
Good at first. Changing to poor
Note: Rapidly fluctuating either way are indication of good fishing.


Current weather conditions in Cairns


Current temperature in Cairns


Wind direction and speed in Cairns at this moment


Current relative humidity in Cairns

Rising and setting of the moon

Moonrise 4:29 am
Lunar transit 11:03 am
Moonset 5:38 pm
Duration of the moon 13 h 9 m
Rising and setting of the moon in Cairns

Rising and setting of the sun

Sunrise 6:08 am
Transit 12:31 pm
Sunset 6:54 pm
Duration of the sun 12 h 46 m
Rising and setting of the sun in Cairns

Astronomical observation

Earth - Sun
Distance from the Earth to the Sun 2016-02-07 13:40:13

Angular diameter
0° 32' 26"

147,524,319 km

Earth - Moon
Distance from the Earth to the Moon 2016-02-07 13:40:13

Angular diameter
0° 31' 25"

380,277 km

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