Whitsundays Weather and Climate

Hill Inlet & Whitehaven

The weather in the Whitsunday Islands is sub tropical which makes it perfect for beach side holidays. The Whitsunday Islands lie on the equivalent tropical latitude as Honolulu in the northern hemisphere and Mauritius in the southern hemisphere. The Whitsunday Islands have a year round warm tropical climate with an average temperature of 27.4 degrees Celsius (81 degrees Fahrenheit).

The maximum summer temperatures (December, January and February) are around 30 degrees Celsius (86°F) and this is also when the highest rainfall is recorded, in the form of tropical showers which are typically brief. The maximum winter temperatures (June, July and August) are around 24-25 degrees (75°F) and these winter months typically record the lowest rainfall. The high average temperatures makes the Whitsundays weather perfect for beach side holidays and suitable year round for swimming, waters sports and exploring the Great Barrier Reef.

The Whitsundays tropical climate means the days are warm and the atmosphere is very relaxed. You'll only need a light jacket or sweater for evenings during the cooler months with beach wear and casual clothes suitable for the days. The perfect weather for unforgettable tropical holidays.

Whitsundays Average Temperatures

Average TemperaturesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Av Min C252524232118181820222324
Av Max C313029282624232526283131
Av Max F888684827975737779828888