Whitsundays weather in July

July is a good time to visit the Whitsundays.

You can expect clear, sunny blue skies, pleasantly cool daily temperatures with no humidity and the very occasional rain shower.

How hot is it in the Whitsundays in July?
This is winter in the Whitsundays: July is the coldest month. Average daytime temperatures usually reach 21°C (69°F) in the Whitsundays in July with low heat and humidity, falling to 18°C (64°F) at night.

What does the humidity feel like in the Whitsundays in July?
The average dew point temperature in the Whitsundays in July is 15°C (59°F), which feels comfortable. 

There are on average five days in early July that may feel muggy.

How sunny is it in the Whitsundays in July?
There are normally seven hours of bright sunshine each day in the Whitsundays in July – that's around 58% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in July?
Sunrise is around 6:40am with sunset around 5:40pm.

How warm is the sea in the Whitsundays in July?
The average sea temperature in the Whitsundays in July is 22°C (72°F).

Does it rain in the Whitsundays in July?
There are usually five days with some rain in the Whitsundays in July and the average monthly rainfall is 28mm (1in).

How windy is it in the Whitsundays in July?
July sees an average wind speed of 22km/h (14 mph; 12 knots).. The predominant wind direction is from the south-east and east.

What to do in the Whitsundays in July?
July is a perfect time to enjoy the island’s beaches and hiking trails, as well as swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing.

While you can sail all year round in the Whitsundays, the sailing season is at it’s best between April and October when cooling southeast trades blow consistently between between 27km/h (17 mph; 15 knots) and 46km/h (28 mph; 25 knots).

Local holidays?
School holidays run from late June through early July – flights and hotel rooms should be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Whitsundays weather in July

Temperature icon High Temp: 21°C (69°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 18°C (64°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 7 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 11 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 22 km/h (11.9 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 5 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 28 mm (1 in) per month
Low heat icon Comfort Level: Low heat; ≤ 5 muggy days
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: High
swimming icon Sea Temp: 22°C (72°F)
Hamilton 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.

Whitsundays weather overview

Whitsundays weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for the Whitsundays is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) from the closest weather station: Hamilton Island Airport (HTI), also known as Great Barrier Reef Airport.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices. Dew point temperature measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Latest update: Whitsundays weather in July: 12 June, 2024

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