March is still a good time to visit the Whitsundays, despite falling during the wet season.
The start of autumn is hot and humid with the occasional tropical storm 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.
Despite the occasional rain shower, March 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.
Depending on when Easter falls, March can be busy with school holiday crowds. In years where there are no school holidays, March can be a good choice for visiting with generally hot weather, some rain but less crowds.
|Ave Temp (°C)||26°C (79°F)|
|Ave High Temp (°C)||29°C (84°F)|
|Ave Low Temp (°C)||24°C (75°F)|
|Sunshine (Hrs daily)||7 hours per day|
|Daylight (Hrs daily)||12||12 hours per day|
|Comfort Level||Moderate heat & 77% humidity|
|Days with some Rain||15 days|
|Ave Rainfall (mm)||220mm|
|Sea Temp (°C)||28°C (82°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 March: 18 November, 2018
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