Airlie Beach Weather Forecast
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Airlie Beach Weather & Climate
We provide leading Airlie Beach weather forecast updates that extend to deliver data on current temperatures, expected temperatures, expected rainfall and wind, and weather warnings across Airlie Beach. The weather and climate of Airlie Beach is a huge element to consider if you're visiting, planning a holiday, or are a local yourself.
Airlie Beach is a coastal enclave located on Queensland's Whitsunday Coast. The gateway to the famed Whitsunday Islands and Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is located 1135 north of Brisbane's capital and approximately 650km south of Cairns. A popular holiday destination among Australian and international travellers, Airlie Beach hosts a subtropical climate with warm, mild weather year-round.
Daily temperatures range from around 22° to 24°C in the winter months and up to 29° to 31°C in the height of summer in December and January. Throughout the year, the water in Airlie Beach remains a comfortable 25°C, ensuring the region is almost always perfect for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and all other water activities.
The incredible Airlie Beach weather that the region is famed for can be attributed to its proximity to Queensland's tropics and stunning location on the fringe of the Great Barrier Reef. Facing North, the Airlie Beach region benefits from year-round sunshine and cooling coastal breezes to set the tone for a dreamy tropical holiday.
Winter Airlie Beach Weather
An Airlie Beach winter is always forecasted to be relatively mild and comfortable. Winter in Airlie Beach falls between June to October, and although the climate does somewhat cool down, temperatures are still quite warm compared to the rest of Australia. During June and August, Airlie Beach weather forecasts pleasant average temperatures falling between 20°C and 25°C.
Winter in Airlie Beach also coincides with the dry season, where rainfall is minimal. Ideal for a day out on the water, Airlie Beach weather in winter is dry, humidity-free and yet, much warmer than the rest of Australia. Winter also happens to be the major whale migrating season, where visitors get a chance to watch the Humpback and Minke whales flood annually into the area and migrate until August.
Summer Weather Airlie Beach
The summer months are the warmest in Airlie Beach and fall between December and February. As part of Queensland's subtropical region, the summer months in Airlie Beach can be stifling, hot and humid. Summer is both the wet season and the cyclone season, adding another level of dramatic climates on top of the simmering heat.
Summer Airlie Beach weather forecast offers an average of 30°C during the day, with water temperatures maintaining a very comfortable 28°C. While summer does coincide with the wet season in Airlie Beach, it's also very common for rainfall to abruptly stop and for the weather to change into a sunny, sizzling day with little warning. Airlie Beach is the ideal place to cool off in the middle of a scorching summer – with an abundance of rainforests, water inlets and a surrounding of beautiful blue ocean; you're spoiled for choice when it comes to swimming spots.
Airlie Beach Wet Season
The islands surrounding Airlie Beach experience a hot, humid and heavy wet season from November to May; however, Airlie Beach maintains a steady weather pattern with an average temperature of 32°C, with less humidity during these summer months.
The humidity during this period of November to May is the result of rainfall in the wet season. The wet season in Airlie Beach can begin in October and will typically conclude in May. Averaging only 1000mm of rain per year, the Airlie Beach region experiences less rainfall than most of Australia's other capital cities and typically only experiences a few days of wet weather a month during this period.
While many visitors plan to avoid Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday region during the Wet Season, this period (in our opinion) is one of the most beautiful times to experience Airlie Beach. The rain and humidity allow the rainforests to come to life, and the surrounding landscape is saturated in lush, vibrant greenery. However, if you're not a massive fan of the rain or humidity, we advise that you avoid travelling in the month of February as that's when we experience the highest average of rainy days!
Cyclone Season in Airlie Beach
The subtropical climate in Airlie Beach means that the region can experience a wild cyclone season from January to March. During this period, temperatures reach an average of 32°C, and the ocean is also at its warmest. The Queensland Coastline only experiences an average of up to three cyclones annually, and most cyclones tend to move southwest from the Coral Sea and won't have a major impact on Airlie Beach itself.
Average Airlie Beach Weather Forecast by Month
Looking to book your next holiday but not sure when you should be visiting? Use our monthly temperature averages to get an idea of climate and Airlie Beach weather forecasting:
January: Minimum temp. of 24.8°C
Maximum temp. of 31°C
February: Minimum temp. of 24.9°C
Maximum temp. of 30.5°C
March: Minimum temp. of 24.1°C
Maximum temp. of 29.6°C
April: Minimum temp. of 22.7°C
Maximum temp. of 28.1°C
May: Minimum temp. of 20.4°C
Maximum temp. of 26°C
June: Minimum temp. of 17.1°C
Maximum temp. of 23.4°C
July: Minimum temp. of 16.6°C
Maximum temp. of 23.1°C
August: Minimum temp. of 17.4°C
Maximum temp. of 24.3°C
September: Minimum temp. of 19.2°C
Maximum temp. of 27.5°C
October: Minimum temp. of 21.3°C
Maximum temp. of 27.5°C
November: Minimum temp. of 23.4°C
Maximum temp. of 29.5°C
December: Minimum temp. of 24.5°C
Maximum temp. of 30.4°C