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.
|Ave Temp (°C)||20°C (68°F)|
|Ave High Temp (°C)||24°C (75°F)|
|Ave Low Temp (°C)||17°C (63°F)|
|Sunshine (Hrs daily)||9 hours per day|
|Daylight (Hrs daily)||11||11 hours per day|
|Comfort Level||Low heat & 76% humidity|
|UV Index||8||Very High|
|Days with some Rain||5 days|
|Ave Rainfall (mm)||25mm|
|Sea Temp (°C)||22°C (72°F)|
|Hayman Island, 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.
|› January||› February||› March||› April|
|› 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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