Airlie Beach Weather and Climate

Airlie Beach is well renowned for its subtropical climate and weather year round. The beautiful island captures the hot yet wet season during the months of November through to May. During this season the weather can become rather humid and hot. However Airlie Beach maintains a relatively steady maximum temperature at 32C, and manages to escape the humidity that the northern area of experiences during the summer months.

Weather Forecast

Sunny. Cool. Breezy.
16 - 22

Sunny. Cool.
14 - 20

Morning Clouds
Morning Clouds. Cool. Humid.
15 - 22

Through out these hot months, the weather also includes a generous amount of rain. With rainfall averaging approximately 1000mm per year, nevertheless the number of rainy days is around 80-100 much fewer than most capitals in Australia, with only a few wet days a month from November through to May.

Airlie Beach’s climate also experiences a cool, dry season during the months of June through to October. For the period of these several months the temperatures still remain relatively warm compared to the remainder of Australia, allowing the winter nights to stay fairly comfortable and warm.

The maximum temperature during this time frame arrives at 27C and the minimum is approximately 16C. Thus the winter temperature averages approximately 23C allowing Airlie Beach to enjoy perfect winter days.

Situated off the Great Barrier Reef coast of Queensland, Australia, the north facing Airlie Beach receives the much desired late afternoon sun during the winter months, allowing the days to be pleasant and enjoyable. As well as the calm cooling breeze and shade that relieves the island from the summer humidity and warmth.

Airlie Beach’s subtropical climate and weather tends to attract cyclones during the months of January, February and March where the temperatures reach around 32C. During this period of time the ocean is at its warmest in north Queensland. An average of almost three per year cross the Queensland cost, mostly traveling south west from the Coral Sea and tend to last approximately 5 to 10 days.