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Best time to visit Port Douglas

The best time to visit Port Douglas is during the winter dry season from May to October when you can expect sunny skies, fresh sea breezes, low humidity and average high daytime temperatures of 28°C (82°F) with a low of 19°C (66°F).


Port Douglas weather

Port Douglas experiences a tropical climate with two seasons: a warm, dry season and a hot, wet season.

June, July and August are the coolest months averaging a high of 25°C (77°F) and a night time low of 17°C (63°F).

The so-called ‘green’ or wet summer season lasts from November to April, with February and March receiving the most rain. Average daytime temperatures rise to 30°C (86°F) with a low around 23°C (73°F).

Note: Stinger (Irukandji jellyfish) season lasts from November to May – stinger nets are available for ocean swimming.


Seasons

High season: June to October during the dry season.
Low season: November to May.


Port Douglas – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 27 26 26 24 23 21 20 21 22 24 25 26
Ave High Temp (°C) 30 30 29 28 27 25 25 25 27 28 29 30
Ave Low Temp (°C) 24 24 23 22 20 18 17 17 19 21 22 23
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 7 6 6 7 7 8 7 8 8 9 8 8
Daylight (Hrs daily) 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Comfort Level High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon
Ave Humidity (%) 78 81 81 78 77 77 75 73 69 70 71 72
UV Index 11 11 11 11 9 7 8 9 11 11 11 11
Days with some Rain 16 16 16 13 10 7 5 5 5 6 8 11
Ave Rainfall (mm) 390 410 420 200 70 40 20 20 30 40 100 190
Sea Temp (°C) 29 29 28 28 26 25 24 24 25 26 27 28
(Port Douglas, Queensland) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia.


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Latest update: Best time to visit Port Douglas: 22 January, 2020


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