Port Douglas Weather
Port Douglas weather is a mix of hot and humid summers, pleasantly cool winters and seamless transitions between the two seasons that feel like spring and autumn.
The difference between summer and winter is slight, and winter in Port Douglas is the most popular for its comfortable climate and stunning blue skies.
Summer (December – February)
The weather showcases the true beauty of tropical paradise. Temperatures average between 23°C and 30°C (73°F – 86°F), but the humidity makes it feel hotter.
There are thunderstorms, occasional cyclones and plenty of rain brought to dramatic life the beautiful waterfalls and river systems.
Clothing tips: Travellers only need to rely on casual summer clothing.
This spectacular monsoon period results in raging rivers and Mossman Gorge overflows, a rain-drenched Daintree Rainforest and calm Coral Seas. Summer rains often occur at night, leaving the days sunny with a slight chance of a shower. The average daytime temperature is 30°C (86°F).
Winter (June – August)
Temperatures fluctuate between a comfortable 19°C and 24°C (66°F – 75°F) with plenty of blue-sky sunny days, pleasant, balmy evenings and low rainfall.
The average daytime temperature is 26°C (79°F), and humidity levels are low. Perfect weather for a full-on visit for adventure, relaxation and escape.
Spring (September – November)
Spring is similar to the autumn months, with average daily temperatures of 30°C (86°F). The days are becoming steadily warmer in advance of the ensuing Green Season.
No daylight saving time
Ultraviolet (UV) Index
Visitors should check the UV index in local weather reports when visiting Port Douglas and the Daintree. The index describes the daily solar UV radiation intensity.
We recommend that you use protection from sunburn by wearing sun-smart clothing, including a hat and sunglasses, and using SPF30+ sunscreen (widely available in pharmacies and supermarkets). You can also download the SunSmart app on Google Play or Apple Store.
Bug repellent is recommended for midges, mosquitos and sand flies, particularly when fishing in rivers, and wariness recommended for waters which are inhabited by crocodiles (observe the signs).
Visit the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology website for current Port Douglas weather conditions
See our page on things to do in Port Douglas