October falls during spring and is an excellent time to visit Airlie Beach. You can expect sunny and blue clear skies, warm to hot temperatures and little or no rain. October heralds the start of the hot season.
How hot is it in Airlie Beach in October?
Daytime temperatures usually reach 30°C (86°F) in Airlie Beach in October with moderate to high heat and humidity, falling to 17°C (62°F) at night.
How sunny is it in Airlie Beach in October?
There are normally 10 hours of bright sunshine each day in Airlie Beach in October – that's around 76% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in October?
Sunrise is around 5:30am with sunset around 6pm.
How warm is the sea around Airlie Beach in October?
The average sea temperature around Airlie Beach in October is 25°C (77°F), which is comfortable for swimming.
Does it rain in Airlie Beach in October?
There are usually four days with some rain in Airlie Beach in October and the average monthly rainfall is around 25mm (1in).
How windy is it in Airlie Beach in October?
October 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 to do in Airlie Beach in October?
October is perfect for hiking the region's trails and exploring beaches, snorkelling and scuba diving. It's also excellent for sailing.
August to November is considered the most settled time of year for sailing in the Whitsundays.
The stinger season lasts from October to March. A lycra stinger suit should be worn when swimming in Hamilton Island during this time. The risk of being stung is small. Sharks are generally not regarded as a risk.
King's Birthday – 3rd October.
|High Temp: 30°C (86°F)|
|Low Temp: 17°C (62°F)|
|Sunshine: 10 hours per day|
|Daylight: 13 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 14km/h (8.7 mph; 7.6 knots)|
|Rainfall: 25mm (1in) per month|
|Wet Days: 4 days with some rain|
|Comfort Level: High to moderate heat & 61% humidity|
|UV Index: Extreme|
|Sea Temp: 25°C (77°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 October: 29 September, 2023
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