The Whitsundays weather is characteristic of a sub tropical climate, making it the perfect destination for sunny waterfront holidays and smooth sailing adventures. Located on the same tropical latitude as Honolulu and Mauritius, the Whitsunday Islands offer a year-round tropical climate with an average temperature of 27.5 degrees Celsius. With consistently warm temperatures, the Whitsundays weather offers most ideal conditions for tropical vacations, swimming, sailing, snorkeling, water sports and scuba diving.
During the winter months (June to August), you can expect high average temperatures around 24 to 25 degrees and through the summer (December to February), high average temperatures ranging from 27 to 32 degrees Celsius. Year-round, the water temperature averages an inviting 24 degrees... perfect for exploring the Great Barrier Reef! Up-to-date Whitsundays weather forecasts can be found here:
Bureau of Meteorology: Central Coast Forecast
The tropical wet season of the Whitsundays falls between January and March. During these months you can expect the weather to be quite hot, but broken up with short periods of rain. Should you avoid the Whitsundays weather during these months? Absolutely not! The rain is not cold and does not have an effect on all the exciting activities the Whitsundays has to offer such as snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing. Most of the time, the rain is short-lived and the wetness is evaporated almost instantly!