The best times to visit Port Douglas 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 Port Douglas Travel Info

Weather in Port Douglas


Average temperatures in Port Douglas vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th 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 Port Douglas, the hottest months are January, December, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid December where highs are regularly around 91.2°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.7°F (25.4°C) at night.

Port Douglas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Port Douglas Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Port Douglas Perceived Temperature (F)


Port Douglas Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Port Douglas 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 90.3 82.9 77.6
Feb 88.8 82.3 77.5
Mar 86.8 81.2 76.8
Apr 84.2 79.2 75.3
May 80.9 76.4 73
Jun 77.9 73.5 70.4
Jul 76.9 72.2 69
Aug 79.7 73.4 69.6
Sep 83.9 76.3 71.5
Oct 86.1 78.5 73.5
Nov 88.9 81.1 75.9
Dec 90.4 82.8 77.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.4 28.3 25.3
Feb 31.6 27.9 25.3
Mar 30.4 27.3 24.9
Apr 29 26.2 24.1
May 27.2 24.7 22.8
Jun 25.5 23.1 21.3
Jul 24.9 22.3 20.6
Aug 26.5 23 20.9
Sep 28.8 24.6 21.9
Oct 30.1 25.8 23.1
Nov 31.6 27.3 24.4
Dec 32.4 28.2 25.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Port Douglas are July, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.

When can you find snow in Port Douglas? 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 Port Douglas.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Port Douglas (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 47% 0 18.7
Feb 51% 0 18.4
Mar 47% 0 15.6
Apr 31% 0 6.9
May 26% 0 3.2
Jun 15% 0 2
Jul 7% 0 1
Aug 8% 0 1.2
Sep 9% 0 1.4
Oct 14% 0 2.1
Nov 20% 0 3.7
Dec 31% 0 11.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 47 0 47.5
Feb 51 0 46.7
Mar 47 0 39.6
Apr 31 0 17.5
May 26 0 8.1
Jun 15 0 5.1
Jul 7 0 2.5
Aug 8 0 3
Sep 9 0 3.6
Oct 14 0 5.3
Nov 20 0 9.4
Dec 31 0 29


Humidity and Wind

Port Douglas has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (66.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (78.4%).

Wind in Port Douglas is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is May, followed by April and July. May’s average wind speed of around 15.5 knots (17.9 MPH or 28.8 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 early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 21 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Port Douglas.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 11.5 Significant breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Feb 11.4 Significant breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Mar 14.3 Significant breeze 19 Significant breeze
Apr 15.2 Significant breeze 19 Strong breeze
May 15.5 Significant breeze 19.3 Significant breeze
Jun 14.6 Significant breeze 18.5 Strong breeze
Jul 15.1 Significant breeze 19.1 Significant breeze
Aug 13.5 Significant breeze 17 Strong breeze
Sep 11.7 Significant breeze 15 Significant breeze
Oct 13 Significant breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Nov 11.3 Significant breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Dec 10.5 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 75.1%
Feb 78.4%
Mar 77.3%
Apr 74.1%
May 72.2%
Jun 72.9%
Jul 71.3%
Aug 69.3%
Sep 67.6%
Oct 66.8%
Nov 69.2%
Dec 70.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Port Douglas?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Port Douglas, 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 Port Douglas 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

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 somewhat 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 Port Douglas Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.8°F (31°C) and 79.3°F (26.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 8 to 14 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 the least precipitation with 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Port Douglas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 89.8°F (32.1°C) and 82.6°F (28.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 6 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 Port Douglas to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.2°F (32.9°C) and 87.7°F (30.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 14 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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