Whitsundays weather in November

November is an excellent time to visit the Whitsundays.

You can expect clear, sunny blue skies, warm to hot temperatures and the occasional light rain shower.

How hot is it in the Whitsundays in November?
Average daytime temperatures usually reach 29°C (84°F) in the Whitsundays in November with low heat and humidity, falling to 23°C (73°F) at night.

How sunny is it in the Whitsundays in November?
There are normally nine hours of bright sunshine each day in the Whitsundays in November – that's around 70% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in November?
Sunrise is around 5:15am with sunset around 6:30pm.

How warm is the sea in the Whitsundays in November?
The average sea temperature in the Whitsundays in November is 26°C (79°F).

Does it rain in the Whitsundays in November?
There are usually five days with some rain in the Whitsundays in November and the average monthly rainfall is 25mm (1in).

How windy is it in the Whitsundays in November?
November sees an average wind speed of 23km/h (14 mph; 12 knots). The predominant wind direction is from the south-east and east. However, north-east winds occur with increasing frequency from September through to January.

What to do in the Whitsundays in November?
November is the perfect time for exploring 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, August to November is considered the most settled time of year for sailing in the Whitsundays. It’s normal to get wind from the northeast direction from November through January.

Note: 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.

Local holidays?

Whitsundays weather in November

Temperature icon High Temp: 29°C (84°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 23°C (73°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 9 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 13 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 23km/h (14 mph; 12 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 5 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 25mm (1in) per month
Moderate heat icon Comfort Level: Moderate heat & humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
swimming icon Sea Temp: 26°C (79°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.

The Whitsundays enjoy a year-round tropical climate of hot, wet summers, warm, dry winters and a pleasant spring and autumn.

Whitsundays weather overview

Whitsundays weather by month

Note: Meteorological data for the Whitsundays is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) at the closest weather station, Hamilton Island Airport (HTI), also known as Great Barrier Reef Airport. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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.

Latest update: Whitsundays weather in November: 29 September, 2023

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.