Hamilton Island weather in October

October falls during spring and is an excellent time to visit Hamilton Island.

You can expect clear, sunny blue skies, warm to hot temperatures and little or no rain. October heralds the start of the hot season.

How hot is it in Hamilton Island in October?
Average daytime temperatures usually reach 27°C (79°F) in Hamilton Island in October with moderate heat and humidity, falling to 22°C (72°F) at night.

How sunny is it in Hamilton Island in October?
There are normally 10 hours of bright sunshine each day in Hamilton Island in October – that's around 76% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in October?
Sunrise is around 5:30am with sunset around 6:05pm.

How warm is the sea around Hamilton Island in October?
The average sea temperature around Hamilton Island in October is 25°C (77°F), which is pleasant for swimming.

Does it rain in Hamilton Island in October?
There are usually three days with some rain in Hamilton Island in October and the average monthly rainfall is 13mm (‹1in) .

How windy is it in Hamilton Island in October?
October sees an average wind speed of 22km/h (14 mph; 12 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 Hamilton Island in October?
October is the perfect time for exploring the island’s beaches and hiking trails, as well as swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing.

While you can sail all year-round in Hamilton Island, August to November is considered the most settled time of year for sailing in the Whitsundays.

Note: 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.

Local holidays?
King's Birthday – 3rd October.

Hamilton Island weather in October

Temperature icon High Temp: 27°C (81°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 22°C (72°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 10 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 22 km/h (14 mph; 12 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 3 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 13mm (‹1in) per month
Moderate heat icon Comfort Level: Moderate heat & 74% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
swimming icon Sea Temp: 25°C (77°F)
Hamilton Island, Whitsundays

Best time to visit Hamilton Island

For the best weather visit Hamilton Island anytime between May and November.

Hamilton Island Weather Overview

Hamilton Island weather by month

Note: Meteorological data for Hamilton Island 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, Hamilton Island Airport (HTI), also known as Great Barrier Reef Airport. 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: Hamilton Island weather in October: 28 September, 2023

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.