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 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.
High season: June to October during the dry season.
Low season: November to May.
|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|
|Ave Humidity (%)||78||81||81||78||77||77||75||73||69||70||71||72|
|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.
Latest update: Best time to visit Port Douglas: 22 January, 2020
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