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

Whitsundays Weather in March

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.


Whitsundays – March Weather Averages

Ave Temp (°C) Temperature icon  26°C (79°F)
Ave High Temp (°C) Temperature icon  29°C (84°F)
Ave Low Temp (°C) temperature icon  24°C (75°F)
Sunshine (Hrs daily) sun icon  7 hours per day
Daylight (Hrs daily) 12  12 hours per day
Comfort Level Moderately hot icon  Moderate heat & 77% humidity
UV Index 11  Extreme
Days with some Rain umbrella icon  15 days
Ave Rainfall (mm) rain cloud  220mm
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 March: 18 November, 2018


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