Whitsundays Region Guide

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Climate & Weather

Updated: 30-Apr-2009

The Whitsundays enjoys a tropical climate of hot summers, warm winters and bright spring and autumn days...

The average daytime temperatures range from 23 degrees in the winter months of June and July and up to 32 degrees during the height of summer . During winter expect sunny days and crystal clear, cool nights, meanwhile summer brings typical tropical humidity. Higher rainfall can be expected January to March when days can be steamy and the summer heat can be broken by tropical showers.

The average water temperatures remain a very comfortable 25 degrees year round. Marine stingers may be present in the waters of tropical Queensland (with a higher-risk perior October-May). Protective lycra suits are a common option for holidays during these times and can be hired or purchased on arrival. Many reef cruises also include them in the cost of your day.

What to pack?

Basic essentials include sunscreen, wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and swimmers. Don't forget your camera. Be sure to include some light clothing such as shorts, tshirts and comfortable light weight natural fibres. Bring a warm jumper for the evenings during the winter months. Sandals and thongs are very acceptable.

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