Whitsundays weather in February

February is a good time to visit the Whitsundays, 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 the Whitsundays in February?
Daytime temperatures usually reach 30°C (86°F) in the Whitsundays in February with high heat and humidity, falling to 25°C (77°F) at night.

What does the humidity feel like in the Whitsundays in February?
The average dew point temperature in the Whitsundays in February is 24°C (75°F), which can feel muggy and uncomfortable. 

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

How sunny is it in the Whitsundays in February?
There are normally seven hours of bright sunshine each day in the Whitsundays in February – that's around 53% of daylight hours.

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

How warm is the sea around the Whitsundays in February?
The average sea temperature around the Whitsundays in February is 28°C (82°F).

Does it rain in the Whitsundays in February?
There are usually 14 days with some rain in the Whitsundays in February and the average monthly rainfall is 254mm (10in).

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

You should also be prepared for the occasional cyclone, which is most likely to occur in February and March. Queensland has an excellent cyclone warning system that provides plenty of advance notice of an impending cyclone.

How windy is it in the Whitsundays in February?
February sees an average wind speed of 24km/h (15 mph; 13 knots). The predominant wind direction is from the south-east and east.

What to do in the Whitsundays in February?
Despite the occasional rain shower, February is still a good time to enjoy the island’s beaches and hiking trails, as well as swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing.

Note: Be aware that 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.

Local holidays?
None. February is not as hectic as January as most school children have headed back to school after their long summer break.

Whitsundays weather in February

Temperature icon High Temp: 30°C (86°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 24°C (75°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 7 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 13 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 24 km/h (15 mph; 13 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 14 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 254 mm (10 in) per month
High heat icon Comfort Level: High heat; ≤ 28 muggy days
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
swimming icon Sea Temp: 28°C (82°F)
Hamilton 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.

Whitsundays weather overview

Whitsundays weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for the Whitsundays 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: Hamilton Island Airport (HTI), also known as Great Barrier Reef Airport.

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: Whitsundays weather in February: 12 June, 2024

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.