Hayman Island, Hayman Island Hayman Island, Whitsundays – Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Whitsundays Weather in August

August is an excellent time to visit the Whitsundays.

You can expect clear, sunny blue skies, pleasantly, cool daily temperatures and little or no rain.

August is perfect for exploring the Whitsundays' hiking trails and beaches, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing.

While the sailing season is at it’s best in the Whitsundays from April to October when cooling southeast trades blow consistently from 15 to 25 knots.

August to November is considered the most settled time of year for sailing in the Whitsundays. Don’t miss getting out to watch the annual offshore sailing regatta – the Hamilton Island Race Week.


Whitsundays – August Weather Averages

Ave Temp (°C) Temperature icon  20°C (68°F)
Ave High Temp (°C) Temperature icon  24°C (75°F)
Ave Low Temp (°C) temperature icon  17°C (63°F)
Sunshine (Hrs daily) sun icon  9 hours per day
Daylight (Hrs daily) 11  11 hours per day
Comfort Level Low heat & humidity icon  Low heat & 76% humidity
UV Index 8  Very High
Days with some Rain umbrella icon  5 days
Ave Rainfall (mm) rain cloud  25mm
Sea Temp (°C) swimming icon  22°C (72°F)
Hayman Island, Whitsundays

Best time to visit the Whitsundays

For the best weather visit the Whitsundays anytime between May and November. However, late March through December are considered the best holiday months.

The Whitsundays enjoy a year-round tropical climate of hot, wet summers, warm, dry winters and a pleasant spring and autumn.

Whitsundays Weather Overview


The Whitsundays – Monthly Review

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May June July August
September October November December

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: Whitsundays weather in August: 18 November, 2018


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