December is an excellent time to visit Airlie Beach, despite falling during the wet season.
You can expect clear, sunny skies, warm to hot temperatures and high humidity on most days, with tropical rain showers falling in the late afternoon or early evening.
How hot is it in Airlie Beach in December?
Expect an average high temperature of 32°C (89°F) – it's not unknown to hit 34°C (93°F) – in Airlie Beach in December, with high heat and humidity, falling to 21°C (69°F) at night.
How sunny is it in Airlie Beach in December?
There are normally nine hours of bright sunshine each day in Airlie Beach in December – that's around 67% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in December?
Sunrise is around 5:20am with sunset around 6:40pm.
How warm is the sea around Airlie Beach in December?
The average sea temperature around Airlie Beach in December is 27°C (81°F), which is pleasant for swimming.
Does it rain in Airlie Beach in December?
There are usually nine days with some rain in Airlie Beach in December, and the average monthly rainfall is 136mm (5in). It’s advisable to carry an umbrella or rain jacket.
How windy is it in Airlie Beach in December?
December sees an average wind speed of 14km/h (8.7 mph; 7.6 knots). The predominant wind direction is from the south-east and east. However, north-east winds occur with increasing frequency from September through to January.
What is the chance of a cyclone in Airlie Beach in December?
On average one day in December in Airlie Beach is likely to be affected by the passage of one or more tropical storms.
What to do in Airlie Beach in December?
Despite the occasional rain shower, December is still a good time to enjoy the region’s hiking trails and beaches, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing.
Christmas Holidays – 25th - 26th Dec.
Peak summer season in Airlie Beach lasts from mid-December to the first week of January – flights and hotel rooms should be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment.
|High Temp: 32°C (89°F)|
|Low Temp: 21°C (69°F)|
|Sunshine: 9 hours per day|
|Daylight: 13 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 14 km/h (8.7 mph; 7.6 knots)|
|Rainfall: 136mm (5in) per month|
|Wet Days: 9 days with some rain|
|Comfort Level: High heat & 67% humidity|
|UV Index: Extreme|
|Sea Temp: 27°C (80°F)|
|Airlie Beach, Whitsundays|
Anytime, but for the best weather visit Airlie Beach anytime during the winter dry season from May to November.
Note: Meteorological data for Airlie Beach is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) at the closest weather station, Proserpine Airport (PPP), also known as Whitsunday Coast Airport, which is located 39km (24mi) southwest of Airlie Beach. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Airlie Beach weather in December: 29 September, 2023
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