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Cairns weather: December downfalls on the way

We’ve all felt the heat this past week as Tropical North Queensland's temperatures rise. 

Just yesterday, the humidity levels sweltered at 75% in comparison to 60% over the last few weeks.

Meteorologist Peter Claassen told Tropic Now the BoM recorded the state's second hottest November on record this year.

"Last month Tropical North Queensland temperatures increased by 1.5 degrees above average," Peter said.

Contributing to the heat, Cairns recorded just 54mm of rain across November – about half of the monthly average. 

However, we won’t be missing out on any wet weather this year as rain levels are predicted to increase by 80% above average this December, as the brunt of the La Nina weather cycle still looms.

The 7-day forecast ahead shows a medium to high chance of showers each day in Cairns, with most of the rain expected to hit tomorrow morning alongside a thunderstorm. 

The max temperature will even out to 32C across the remainder of the week.