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The Whitsundays enjoys a tropical climate of hot summers, warm winters and bright spring and autumn days. Average daily temperatures range from around 22 - 23 degrees Celsius in the winter months of June and July, and up to 29 - 30 degrees Celsius in December and January during the height of summer. Water temperature remains a welcoming 25 degrees Celsius most of the year round.

The tropical wet season occurs during January to March when days can be steamy and the summer heat is often broken by tropical showers.

What the weather is doing right now!

Weather forecast

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Wet Weather Activities

It’s raining? So what! There are plenty of ways to enjoy the Whitsundays in the wet. 

The summer rain isn’t cold, and if you’re wet already, then why not get out and do all the activities you’d planned - snorkelling, sailing, cruising and exploring the Whitsundays.  Just because it is raining in Airlie Beach might not mean it’s raining on the islands, or at the Reef, or vice versa, so make sure you check with local operators as to the conditions of the day.

Magnums has a new recreational room with a large screen television, games and lounge areas. You can also access the free WiFi and use our purpose built PC stations.