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

Whitsundays Weather in October

October falls during spring and is an excellent time to visit the Whitsundays.

You can expect clear, sunny blue skies, warm to hot temperatures and little or no rain. October heralds the start of the hot season.

October is perfect for exploring the Whitsundays’ hiking trails and beaches, 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 15 to 25 knots.

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.


Whitsundays – October Weather Averages

Ave Temp (°C) Temperature icon  24°C (75°F)
Ave High Temp (°C) Temperature icon  27°C (81°F)
Ave Low Temp (°C) temperature icon  21°C (70°F)
Sunshine (Hrs daily) sun icon  10 hours per day
Daylight (Hrs daily) 13  13 hours per day
Comfort Level Moderately hot icon  Moderate heat & 70% humidity
UV Index 11  Extreme
Days with some Rain umbrella icon  5 days
Ave Rainfall (mm) rain cloud  40mm
Sea Temp (°C) swimming icon  25°C (77°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 October: 18 November, 2018


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