Airlie Beach weather in February

February is a good time to visit Airlie Beach, despite falling during the wet season.

You can expect sunny skies, warm to hot temperatures and high humidity on most days with tropical rain showers falling in the late afternoon or early evening.

How hot is it in Airlie Beach in February?
Daytime temperatures average 31°C (88°F) in Airlie Beach in February with high heat and humidity, falling to 23°C (73°F) at night.

What does the humidity feel like in Airlie Beach in February?
The average dew point temperature in Airlie Beach in February is 23°C (73°F), which can feel muggy and uncomfortable. 

There are on average 28 days in February that may feel muggy.

How sunny is it in Airlie Beach in February?
There are normally seven hours of bright sunshine each day in Airlie Beach in February – that's around 58% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in February?
Sunrise is around 6am with sunset around 6:30pm.

How warm is the sea around Airlie Beach in February?
The average sea temperature around Airlie Beach in February is 28°C (82°F)., which is pleasant for swimming

Does it rain in Airlie Beach in February?
February is usually the wettest month in Airlie Beach. There are usually at least 14 days with some rainfall in Airlie Beach in February, and the average monthly rainfall is 345mm (13.5in).

Be prepared for thunder, lightning and heavy rainfall. It’s best to carry an umbrella or rain jacket.

How windy is it in Airlie Beach in February?
February sees an average wind speed of 14km/h (8.7 mph; 7.6 knots). The predominant wind direction is from the south-east and east.

What is the chance of a cyclone in Airlie Beach in February?
On average less than one day in February in Airlie Beach is likely to be affected by the passage of one or more tropical storms.

Queensland has an excellent cyclone warning system that provides plenty of advance notice of an impending cyclone.

What to do in Airlie Beach in February?
Despite the occasional rain shower, February is still a good time to enjoy the region’s hiking trails and beaches, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing.

The stinger season lasts from October to March. A lycra stinger suit should be worn when swimming in the sea around Airlie Beach during this time. The risk of being stung is small. Sharks are generally not regarded as a risk.

Local holidays?
February is not as hectic as January as most school children have returned to school after their long summer break. However, flights and hotel rooms should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

Airlie Beach weather in February

Temperature icon High Temp: 31°C (88°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 23°C (73°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 7 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 13 hours per day
rain cloud Rainfall: 345 mm (13.5 in) per month
umbrella icon Wet Days: 14 days with some rain
Hot icon Comfort Level: High heat; 78% relative humidity
temperature icon Dew Point: 23°C (73°F) – Muggy
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
wind icon Wind speed: 14 km/h (8.7 mph; 7.6 knots)
swimming icon Sea Temp: 28°C (82°F)
Airlie Beach, Whitsundays

Best time to visit Airlie Beach

Anytime, but for the best weather visit Airlie Beach anytime during the winter dry season from May to November.

Airlie Beach Weather Overview

Airlie Beach weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for Airlie Beach is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) from the closest weather station: Proserpine Airport (PPP), also known as Whitsunday Coast Airport, located 39km (24mi) southwest of Airlie Beach.

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. Dew point temperature measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Latest update: Airlie Beach weather in February: 12 June, 2024

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