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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.

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