The best times to visit Tropical North Queensland for ideal weather are
May 21st to August 26th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Tropical North Queensland Travel Guide
Other Tropical North Queensland Travel Info
Weather in Tropical North Queensland
Average temperatures in Tropical North Queensland vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most 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 Tropical North Queensland, the hottest months are November, December, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early December where highs are regularly around 99°F (37.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.3°F (24.6°C) at night.
Tropical North Queensland Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Tropical North Queensland Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Tropical North Queensland Perceived Temperature (F)
Tropical North Queensland Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Tropical North Queensland 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Tropical North Queensland are August, June, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.
When can you find snow in Tropical North Queensland? 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 Tropical North Queensland.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Tropical North Queensland (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Tropical North Queensland has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (46.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (78.2%).
Wind in Tropical North Queensland is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.2 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid October where average top sustained speeds reach 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Tropical North Queensland.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||4.9||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.6||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.4||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.2||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.7||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.2||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.3||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.6||Light breeze||11.6||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||6.1||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.7||Light breeze||11.8||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Tropical North Queensland?
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 Tropical North Queensland, 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 Tropical North Queensland 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
Overall Tropical North Queensland Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.5°F (33.1°C) and 88.5°F (31.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 0 to 12 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 quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Tropical North Queensland, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 99°F (37.2°C) and 93.9°F (34.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 4 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 Tropical North Queensland to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 97.7°F (36.5°C) and 89.2°F (31.8°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.