Weather in the Whitsundays

The Whitsundays, located in Northern Queensland, experiences a tropical climate with hot summers and warm winters. Summers are humid, with the wet season falling from January to March; winters are warm, with comfortable temperatures and less rain. The ocean temperature averages 25°C, varying throughout the seasons, but always remaining warm enough for snorkelling and swimming.

January
Average maximum temp: 30.4°C
Average minimum temp: 24.9°C
Average monthly rainfall: 247.9mm
Average ocean temp: 28.0°C

February
Average maximum temp: 30.1°C
Average minimum temp: 24.9°C
Average monthly rainfall: 330.8mm
Average ocean temp: 28.8°C

March
Average maximum temp: 28.8°C
Average minimum temp: 24.0°C
Average monthly rainfall: 258.40mm
Average ocean temp: 27.0°C

April
Average maximum temp:27.1°C
Average minimum temp: 22.6°C
Average monthly rainfall: 193.4mm
Average ocean temp: 26.0°C

May
Average maximum temp: 24.8°C
Average minimum temp: 20.8°C
Average monthly rainfall: 123.1mm
Average ocean temp: 24.0°C

June
Average maximum temp: 22.4°C
Average minimum temp: 18.4°C
Average monthly rainfall: 89.2mm
Average ocean temp:22.0°C

July
Average maximum temp: 21.9°C
Average minimum temp: 17.6°C
Average monthly rainfall: 61.6mm
Average ocean temp: 21.0°C

August
Average maximum temp: 22.9°C
Average minimum temp: 18.1°C
Average monthly rainfall: 42.4mm
Average ocean temp: 23.0°C

September
Average maximum temp: 25.4°C
Average minimum temp: 19.8°C
Average monthly rainfall: 25.5mm
Average ocean temp: 26.0°C

October
Average maximum temp: 27.6°C
Average minimum temp: 21.8°C
Average monthly rainfall: 43.9mm
Average ocean temp: 26.0°C

November
Average maximum temp: 29.1°C
Average minimum temp: 23.3°C
Average monthly rainfall: 108.2mm
Average ocean temp: 27.0°C

December
Average maximum temp: 30.0°C
Average minimum temp:24.4°C
Average monthly rainfall: 186.8mm
Average ocean temp: 28.0°C

The sun is strong all year in the Whitsundays, so it is always recommended that you load up the SPF and stay prepared with sunnies, a hat and something to cover up with. Even when it doesn’t feel that hot, it is still easy to burn.

You can read more about the weather in the Whitsundays here. 

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