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Best time to visit Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

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The best time to visit Airlie Beach is March-May

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, March-May is the best time to go to Airlie Beach.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 28℃ (83℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 29℃ (84℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 15℃ (60℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Airlie Beach when the days are longest, you should visit in December. The wet season in Airlie Beach falls around March, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in September instead.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Airlie Beach, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

December

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Airlie Beach seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Airlie Beach as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Airlie Beach is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Airlie Beach

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Airlie Beach for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Airlie Beach climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Airlie Beach for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Airlie Beach in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 213mm (8") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Airlie Beach in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Airlie Beach in February

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 181mm (7") over 21 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Airlie Beach in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Airlie Beach in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 227mm (9") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Airlie Beach in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Airlie Beach in April

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 92mm (4") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Airlie Beach in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Airlie Beach in May

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Airlie Beach in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Airlie Beach in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Airlie Beach in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.


Airlie Beach in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Airlie Beach in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Airlie Beach in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Airlie Beach in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Airlie Beach in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 7 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Airlie Beach in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Airlie Beach in October

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Airlie Beach in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Airlie Beach in November

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Airlie Beach in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Airlie Beach in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 134mm (5") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Airlie Beach in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Airlie Beach is usually February, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (83℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Airlie Beach is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Airlie Beach is generally around March, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of March too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Airlie Beach, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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