Amazing Tropical Weather

The weather in Port Douglas is comfortable and tropical all year round, with maximum temperatures usually forecast at 31º C (88 F) in the summer and 26°C (79 F) in the winter.

There are generally only two seasons in the Tropics, ‘the green’ and ‘the dry’. The green season weather begins with the first monsoonal rains, usually around November, and ends around May. About 75-90% of the annual rainfall is recorded then, with the highest falls between Cairns and Tully around the Bellenden Ker and Bartle Frere Mountains.

During the cooler, dry season the days are balmy and the evenings pleasantly cool (17-26ºC/63-79F). You will only need to pack lightly – at 16 degrees south of the Equator, the weather in Port Douglas is like Tahiti. During the winter months, on very rare evenings, a wrap is required. Winter days are filled with warm and sunny weather, which makes swimming at Four Mile Beach in the middle of July great to write home about!

Summertime, or the green season, means warmer weather and restorative rain. The rainforest revitalises itself and the streams are replenished. Sea temperatures range from 23ºC in July to 28ºC in February. The green season also means marine stingers inhabit the warm tropical waters along the north Queensland coast. Swimming only within the protected enclosure at Four Mile Beach is recommended. Stingers are usually present in the water from November to the end of May.

The warmer green season temperatures usually occur in January, with the lowest temperatures occurring in June, July and August.

The green season is often dramatic, wildly beautiful and eagerly awaited by the flora and fauna of the tropical rainforests. Without our annual rainfall, there would be no rainforest and, as many visitors discover, our ‘liquid sunshine’ doesn’t interfere with diving, snorkelling or touring.

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 Clear blue skies stretch across turquoise waters. The weather in Port Douglas and Daintree is stunning right now!  No chaos. No confusion. Simple harmony. Photo by @saradury  Reef. Rainforest. Catamaran. Turquoise waters and crystal blue skies...if you need more than this, you're confused. Photo by @darrentierneyphotography
 Quick breath. Do you know how long a turtle can hold it's breath for? @wildman_photo  Stone hopping at Pebbly Beach as the sun rises on a new day in tropical paradise. Photo by @mycolourfulworld_  Slip in to the tranquil lagoon and eternal life will be yours. @thalabeach
 The little hidden gem 'Herbie's'. The only place for a cocktail or icy cold beer right on the beach, sand between your toes and hammock to rest your bones. Photo @thalabeach  Floating through ancient rainforest. At peace with the flow, you gently glide along, surrounded by a pristine environment that you feel lucky to enter. Photo by @youngadventuress  Sunrise to sunset, Rex Smeal Park is one of the best places to relax and watch the day slide by. Tropical paradise at it's best. @homeofhunt