Weather in Whitsunday, Australia in August

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Visiting Whitsunday, Australia in August

August is one of the best months to visit Whitsunday for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

August has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 54.3% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 3.1cm (1.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (72°F). August is a good month for swimming in Whitsunday with comfortable temperatures for most people.

Also consider visiting Whitsunday in one of the other best months of September, October, November, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for August.

Can you sunbathe in Whitsunday in August?

Yes, August is a good time for sunbathing in Whitsunday.

August has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 54.3% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 3.1cm (1.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

More about August temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Whitsunday in August?

Yes, August is a good month for swimming in Whitsunday with warm sea temperatures 22°C (72°F).

More about August sea temperatures.

Is August a good time to holiday in Whitsunday?

Yes, August is a good time for a holiday in Whitsunday.

August has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 54.3% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 3.1cm (1.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (72°F). August is a good month for swimming in Whitsunday with comfortable temperatures for most people.

More about the August temperatures and sunshine.

Is Whitsunday warm in August?

Yes, Whitsunday is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in August.

The average maximum temperature in Whitsunday in August is 22°C (72°F). The average maximum temperature is 21°C (70°) in the previous month and 25°C (76°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Whitsunday in August is 20°C (68°F). The average temperature is 19°C (67°F) in the previous month and 22°C (72°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Whitsunday in August?

The average day light hours per day in Whitsunday in August are 11.4. The sunshine percentage is 54.3% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Whitsunday in August

The average maximum temperature in Whitsunday in August is 22°C (72°F). The average maximum temperature is 21°C (70°F) in the previous month and 25°C (76°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Whitsunday in August is 20°C (68°F). The average temperature is 19°C (67°F) in the previous month and 22°C (72°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Whitsunday in August is 18°C (64°F). The minimum temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Whitsunday in August

During August the average day light hours are 11.4 per day in Whitsunday. The sunshine percentage is 54.3% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Whitsunday in August is typically 8.7 during August. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Whitsunday in August

The average sea water temperature in Whitsunday in August is 22°C (71.6°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Whitsunday in August

The average total rainfall in Whitsunday in August is 3.1cm (1.2inches) and on average there are 4.8 rainy days in August making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Whitsunday in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Whitsunday in August is 17°C (63°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 19°C (19°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Whitsunday in August is typically 88%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.1% in the previous month and 86.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Whitsunday in August is typically 74.1%. The average relative humidity is 75.6% in the previous month and 73.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Whitsunday in August

The average maximum wind speed in Whitsunday in August is typically 34KM/H (21MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 37KM/H (23MPH) in the previous month and 34KM/H (21MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Whitsunday in August is typically 23KM/H (14MPH). The average wind speed is 27KM/H (17MPH) in the previous month and 22KM/H (14MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Whitsunday in August is from the South East.

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