Holiday weather guide

Whether you're daydreaming or already planning your next holiday getaway, making sure you arrive at the right time of year can make all the difference between a great holiday or a disappointingly wet one.

To help you plan ahead we provide an instant snap-shot of monthly weather conditions at many of the world's top holiday destinations.

Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand, accurate, and reliable weather information to assist holidaymakers, honeymoon couples and adventure seekers prepare and plan for an overseas adventure.

The weather information we provide is sourced from original historical climate data collated by national weather services at individual weather stations in each of the destinations listed, and represents local weather conditions averaged over a 10 to 30-year period.

While both national and commercial weather agencies typically give weather forecasts, observations and outlooks for up to 14 days, historical weather information provides a more accurate picture of weather conditions at a future date – weather conditions that you can expect during your planned holiday. This is especially true given the climate changes we presently experience worldwide.

And while historical weather averages from official national weather services is often freely available online, it can often be time-consuming to access; instead, we do that research for you.

Here, you can easily check out the average monthly temperatures, humidity, hours of sunshine and possible rainfall at each of these popular destinations to discover which has the best weather in any given month to suit your holiday needs.

Whether you already know where you want to go or not, our holiday weather guide can help you to locate the best holiday destinations in 2024/2025 with perfect weather at a time of year that suits you.


Weather you can expect in the different states and territories of Australia…

Airlie Beach Hamilton Island Hayman Island Whitsundays
Cairns Magnetic Island Townsville Lizard Island
Port Douglas Mission Beach Fraser Island Sunshine Coast
Noosa Heads Moreton Island Brisbane Gold Coast
Palm Cove Gladstone Daintree National Park
Western Australia
Broome Cable Beach Coral Bay Turquoise Bay
Exmouth Ningaloo Reef Monkey Mia Jurien Bay
Perth Margaret River Esperance The Kimberley
Northern Territory
Alice Springs Darwin Kakadu Katherine
Uluru Kata Tjuta NP
New South Wales
Byron Bay Jervis Bay Sydney Lord Howe Island
Katoomba & Blue Mountains
ACT South Australia Victoria
Canberra Adelaide Apollo Bay Melbourne
Cockle Creek Hobart Wineglass Bay


Weather you can expect in the different islands and regions of the Pacific Ocean…

Cook Islands
Aitutaki Rarotonga
Kadavu Taveuni
French Polynesia
Bora Bora Moorea Tahiti
Big Island Kauai Maui Molokai
New Caledonia
Iles des Pins Loyalty Islands
New Zealand
Auckland Queenstown Wanaka
Palau Pohnpei (FSM) Samoa Tonga


Weather you can expect in the different countries and regions of Asia…

Chang Mai Bangkok Pattaya Hua Hin
Koh Chang Ko Samui Ko Phangan Ko Tao
Khao Lak Phuket Krabi Ko Phi Phi
Koh Yao Ko Lanta
Perhentians Redang Tioman Langkawi
Pangkor Penang
Hanoi Da Nang Nha Trang Hoi An
Ho Chi Minh City
Baguio Boracay Cebu Coron
El Nido Manila Pangloa Palawan
Puerto Galera Siargao Siquijor
Bali Lombok
Beijing Hong Kong Xi'an

Indian Ocean

Weather you can expect in the different countries of the Indian Ocean…

Sri Lanka Maldives Mauritius Seychelles

Middle East

Weather you can expect in different destinations in the Middle East…

Ayia Napa Protaras Limassol Paphos
Antalya Bodrum Cesme Istanbul
Kaş Kusadasi Marmaris Oludeniz
Sharm-el-Sheikh Cairo
Abu Dhabi Dubai


Weather you can expect in different countries and destinations in Europe…

Dubrovnik Split
Arcachon Avignon Biarritz Bordeaux
Deauville Paris St Malo Corsica
Côte d'Azur
French Riviera Antibes Cannes Nice
St Tropez
Amalfi Coast Apulia Cinque Terre Florence
Ishia Milan Rimini Rome
San Remo Sicily Venice
Sardinia Alghero Cagliari Costa Paradiso
Costa Rei Costa Smeralda Porto Cervo Villasimius
Athens Crete Kythira
Cyclades Islands
Ios Milos Mykonos Naxos
Paros Santorini Syros
Dodecanese Islands
Kalymnos Karpathos Kos Patmos
Rhodes Symi
Ionian Islands
Corfu Ithaca Kefalonia Lefkada
Paxos Zakynthos
Northern Aegean Islands
Chios Icaria Lemnos Lesbos
Samos Samothrace Thasos
Saronic Islands
Aegina Hydra Poros Salamis
Sporades Islands
Alonissos Skiathos Skopelos Skyros
Estoril Lisbon Algarve Albufeira
Alvor Faro Portimao Villamoura
Madeira Funchal Porto Santo
Madrid Barcelona Granada Valencia
San Sebastian Santander Cordoba Seville
Costa del Sol
Costa del Sol Fuengirola Malaga Marbella
Nerja Torremolinos
Costa Brava
Costa Brava Lloret de Mar Tossa de Mar
Costa Blanca
Alicante Benidorm
Balearic Islands
Ibiza Mallorca Menorca
Canary Islands
Gran Canaria Fuereventura Lanzarote La Palma


Weather you can expect in different islands and regions of the Caribbean…

Anguilla Antigua Barbados British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands Cuba Dominica Grenada
Nevis Puerto Rico St. Kitts St. Lucia
St. Vincent Tobago Trinidad Turks & Caicos
Great Abaco Andros Bimini Cat Island
Eleuthra Exumas Grand Bahama Harbour Island
New Providence Island Paradise Island San Salvador Island
Caribbean Netherlands
Aruba Bonaire Curacao
Saba Sint Eustatius Sint Maarten
Dominican Republic
Puerto Plata Punta Cana
French Antilles
Guadeloupe Martinique St. Barthélemy St. Martin
Kingston Montego Bay Negril Ocho Rios
US Virgin Islands
St. Croix St. John St. Thomas

North America

Weather you can expect in different destinations in Mexico and the United States…

United States
Hawaii Las Vegas Los Angeles Miami
New York City Orlando San Francisco
Cabo San Lucas Cancun Merida Mexico City
Oaxaca Playa del Carmen Puerta Vallarta San José Del Cabo

South America

Weather you can expect in different cities in South America…

Buenos Aires
Rio de Janeiro


Weather you can expect in different countries and destinations in Africa…

Sharm-el-Sheikh Cairo
Agadir Fez Marrakech Meknes
South Africa
Cape Town Durban Knysna Port Elizabeth

Weather guide by month

Weather in the coming months at popular holiday destinations… Best time to visit

Source: Our weather guide is produced from official weather observations sourced from the national weather services of each respective country. This includes historical climate data averaged over a 10 to 30-year period.

Latest update: Holiday weather guide: 24 June, 2024

Best time to visit…

Making sure you arrive at the right time of year is crucial for enjoying a great honeymoon holiday.

Our weather guide indicates the best time to visit each honeymoon destination at a time when the skies are generally clear and sunny, the temperature is warm to hot (rather than scorching) and the chance of rain is minimal or not at all.

And while the skies are not always blue in the tropics, rainfall typically occurs during the late afternoon leaving the rest of the day sunny with clear skies.

If you are planning a long haul trip, just remember that seasons reverse between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres: i.e. winter in Europe is summer in Australia and the South Pacific, and vice versa; mid-winter in Australia is July and August – the peak summer holiday in Europe!

Northern Hemisphere

The Northern Hemisphere contains all of Europe, North America, Central America and the Caribbean as well as around two thirds of Africa, a small slice of South America and the majority of Asia, excluding Indonesia.

Tropical regions in the Northern Hemisphere are typically hot all year and experience a rainy season during the summer months and a cooler dry season in the winter months. Temperate regions, such as Europe, experience four distinct seasons annually.

Southern Hemisphere

The Southern Hemisphere lies south of the equator and contains Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific islands, South America, the southern half of Africa and most of Indonesia.

Due to the earth’s rotation relative to the sun, summer lasts from December to March and winter from June to September; vice versa in the Northern Hemisphere.

Typically in the Southern Hemisphere, summer (December to March) is hot, wet and humid, while winter (June to September) is warm, dry and sunny with mainly clear skies.

Beach-loving couples wondering when and where to go for their honeymoon have a wide choice of fabulous honeymoon destinations around the world.