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

Whitsundays Weather in February

February is a good time to visit the Whitsundays, despite falling during the wet season.

You can expect sunny skies, warm to hot temperatures and high humidity on most days with tropical rain showers falling in the late afternoon or early evening.

Be prepared for thunder, lightning and heavy rainfall. It’s best to carry an umbrella or rain jacket.

You should also be prepared for the occasional cyclone, which can occur in the Whitsundays from November to May, but are most likely to occur in February and March. Queensland has an excellent cyclone warning system that provides plenty of advance notice of an impending cyclone.

Despite the occasional rain shower, February is still a good time to enjoy the Whitsundays' hiking trails and beaches, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing.

The stinger season lasts from October to March. A lycra stinger suit should be worn when swimming in the Whitsundays during this time. The risk of being stung is small. Sharks are generally not regarded as a risk.

February is not as hectic as January as most school children have gone back to school after the long summer break.


Whitsundays – February Weather Averages

Ave Temp (°C) Temperature icon  27°C (81°F)
Ave High Temp (°C) Temperature icon  30°C (86°F)
Ave Low Temp (°C) temperature icon  25°C (77°F)
Sunshine (Hrs daily) sun icon  7 hours per day
Daylight (Hrs daily) 13  13 hours per day
Comfort Level High heat & humidity icon  High heat & 78% humidity
UV Index 11  Extreme
Days with some Rain umbrella icon  14 days
Ave Rainfall (mm) rain cloud  295mm
Sea Temp (°C) swimming icon  28°C (82°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

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 February: 18 November, 2018


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