When is the best time of year to visit the Whitsundays?

Need a break from grey winter skies? A bit of beach time away from the office? The Whitsundays are blessed with boundless sunshine, across every season.

October is the sunniest month, with an average of 10 hours of sunshine every day – but most months average seven to nine hours. Happy days!

The Whitsundays’ summer season runs from December into March: expect average daily maximums hovering around 30°C, cooling off in the tropical rain.

Winter weather extends from June into September – a mild 23°C is the average, with low rainfall.

The spring and autumn shoulder seasons are a mixed bag: November can be hot and wet, while May is usually comfortably dry.

  Average Max Air Temperature (˚C) Average Min Air Temperature (˚C) Average Water Temperature (˚C) Average Rainfall (mm)
January 30.4 24.9 28.0 247.9
February 30.1 24.9 28.0 330.8
March 28.8 24.0 27.0 285.4
April 27.1 22.6 26.0 193.4
May 24.8 20.8 24.0 119.5
June 22.4 18.4 22.0 92.4
July 21.9 17.6 21.0 62.5
August 22.9 18.1 23.0 43.9
September 25.4 19.8 26.0 27.8
October 27.6 21.8 26.0 43.7
November 29.1 23.3 27.0 105.2
December 30.0 24.4 28.0 182.2
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