Summer in the Whitsundays
Summer in Australia falls from December to February and is certainly the hottest time of the year in the Whitsundays. Temperatures reach daily maximum averages of 28°C to 32°C, with ocean temperatures hovering around a comfortable 28°C.
Summer brings along the Queensland wet season, which creates high humidity and frequent rain showers throughout the season. Not to worry though, the sunny nature of the Whitsundays always shines through in no time after showers - making the Whitsundays a stunning tropical destination even in the wet season!
Evening temperatures always remain quite warm, so there is no need to pack a sweater during these hot summer months. Just don't forget your swimsuit! The heat of the day can easily be cooled with a quick refresh in the Airlie Beach Lagoon or with a snorkel around the Whitsunday Islands on an exciting day tour!
Whitsundays Average Temperature and Rainfall during Summer
Looking for more information on the summer month's weather? Check out our local's weather guides for December, January, and February!
Things to do in the Whitsundays during Summer
Get ready for a Queensland summer under the sun, filled with plenty of snorkelling, diving, swimming, and sailing to cool down!
Considering stinger season
The Whitsundays stinger season does fall during the warmer summer months (October to May), so it is highly recommended you wear a stinger suit when entering the ocean - however, this doesn't stop you from having fun in the Whitsunday Islands colourful inner fringing reefs! Jam-packed, adventurous tours run year-round, but keep in mind that summer months correlate with many school holidays in Australia, so make sure to book in advance!
The Whitsundays are breathtaking all year round, and are always worth a visit! No matter if you visit in summer, fall, winter, or spring, there is always an abundance of vibrant natural wonder and cocktails by the seaside to be had!
The Great Barrier Reef is teeming with reef fish, turtles, stingrays, and thousands of species of coral all year round, with the calm coves and inlets of the Whitsundays providing ideal locations to snorkel and play under the sun!
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