The best times to visit Lizard Island for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 2nd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Lizard Island Travel Info

Weather in Lizard Island

Temperature

Average temperatures in Lizard Island vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Lizard Island, the hottest months are December, January, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early December where highs are regularly around 90.7°F (32.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.6°F (24.8°C) at night.

Lizard Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Lizard Island Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Lizard Island Perceived Temperature (F)

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Lizard Island Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Lizard Island Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 89.6 81.9 75.7
Feb 88.8 81.7 76
Mar 87.4 80.8 75.4
Apr 85.4 79.7 75.3
May 83.3 77.4 73.3
Jun 80.1 74.7 70.6
Jul 79.2 73.5 69.4
Aug 81 74.5 70.2
Sep 84.1 76.8 71.7
Oct 86.3 78.6 73.3
Nov 88.8 80.9 75.4
Dec 90.3 82.4 76.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32 27.7 24.3
Feb 31.6 27.6 24.4
Mar 30.8 27.1 24.1
Apr 29.7 26.5 24.1
May 28.5 25.2 22.9
Jun 26.7 23.7 21.4
Jul 26.2 23.1 20.8
Aug 27.2 23.6 21.2
Sep 28.9 24.9 22.1
Oct 30.2 25.9 22.9
Nov 31.6 27.2 24.1
Dec 32.4 28 24.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lizard Island are September, August, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early September. For example, on the week of September 3rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

When can you find snow in Lizard Island? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Lizard Island.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lizard Island (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 42% 0 11.6
Feb 45% 0 11.6
Mar 48% 0 16.5
Apr 23% 0 6.1
May 18% 0 1.9
Jun 15% 0 1.7
Jul 14% 0 1.5
Aug 5% 0 0.7
Sep 2% 0 0.3
Oct 7% 0 0.9
Nov 11% 0 1.4
Dec 22% 0 6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 42 0 29.5
Feb 45 0 29.5
Mar 48 0 41.9
Apr 23 0 15.5
May 18 0 4.8
Jun 15 0 4.3
Jul 14 0 3.8
Aug 5 0 1.8
Sep 2 0 0.8
Oct 7 0 2.3
Nov 11 0 3.6
Dec 22 0 15.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Lizard Island has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (61.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (74.5%).

Wind in Lizard Island is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is July, followed by May and June. July’s average wind speed of around 14.8 knots (17 MPH or 27.4 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 19.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Lizard Island.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 9.1 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Feb 8.5 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Mar 11.3 Significant breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Apr 14.2 Significant breeze 17.3 Strong breeze
May 14.7 Significant breeze 17.9 Significant breeze
Jun 14.6 Significant breeze 18.1 Strong breeze
Jul 14.8 Significant breeze 18.5 Significant breeze
Aug 14.1 Significant breeze 17.8 Strong breeze
Sep 13.2 Significant breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Oct 13.7 Significant breeze 17.2 Strong breeze
Nov 11.4 Significant breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Dec 9.8 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 71.8%
Feb 74.5%
Mar 73.9%
Apr 69%
May 67.7%
Jun 71.3%
Jul 68.2%
Aug 65%
Sep 61.6%
Oct 62.4%
Nov 65.4%
Dec 66.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Lizard Island?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Australia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Lizard Island, QL, Australia is July, followed by September and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Lizard Island in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 58.3 in December means 58.3% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Lizard Island Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 81.6°F (27.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 15 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 1 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Lizard Island, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 90.4°F (32.4°C) and 83.1°F (28.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Lizard Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.7°F (32.6°C) and 88.3°F (31.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 7 to 13 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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