September heralds the onset of spring and is an excellent time to visit the Whitsundays.
You can expect clear, sunny blue skies, warm daily temperatures and little or no rain.
How hot is it in the Whitsundays in September?
Average daytime temperatures usually reach 25°C (77°F) in the Whitsundays in September with moderate heat and humidity, falling to 20°C (68°F) at night.
How sunny is it in the Whitsundays in September?
There are normally nine hours of bright sunshine each day in the Whitsundays in September – that's around 75% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in September?
Sunrise is around 6am with sunset around 6pm.
How warm is the sea around the Whitsundays in September?
The average sea temperature around the Whitsundays in September is 23°C (73°F).
Does it rain in the Whitsundays in September?
There are usually two days with some rain in the Whitsundays in September and the average monthly rainfall is 9mm (‹1in).
How windy is it in the Whitsundays in September?
September 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 September?
September 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.
|High Temp: 25°C (77°F)|
|Low Temp: 20°C (68°F)|
|Sunshine: 9 hours per day|
|Daylight: 12 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 23km/h (14 mph; 12 knots)|
|Wet Days: 2 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 9mm (‹1in) per month|
|Comfort Level: Low heat & humidity|
|UV Index: Very high|
|Sea Temp: 23°C (73°F)|
|Hamilton 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.
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 September: 29 September, 2023
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