Queensland is worth a trip or two to refresh your senses and experience nature in the raw. Yet one thing that you, the enthusiastic tourist, must be careful of is the right time and season to venture into this territory. The primary reason for this is that Queensland has a humid subtropical climate that can sometimes become a pain in the neck for cooler temperatures. So selecting the right time is key to enjoying your stay in Queensland. If you want to go during the summer months, remember that there will be heavy precipitation and a great deal of humidity. Also, there comes a time when the climate is relatively dry. This is the ideal time to go on vacation in this spot. It is between June and October. Both temperature and rainfall may vary in accordance with the region within this territory.
In the far northern regions, the heat and humidity are a bit too much. Yet towards the south and east, it is relatively cool. One thing which is favourable to tourists is the fact that it is never cold in Queensland. Thus tourists may stroll along the beaches or swim in the waters of parts of Queensland without sweaters or jackets.
We will break up the year-round climatology of Queensland for the average traveller:
- Summer: This season is usually quite wet and humid and lasts from December to February. Besides rainfall, there may be many storms and cyclones, so it is good to remain at home during such a time.
- Autumn: A much-needed reprieve from the summer days is a time of relatively calm weather (even in Cairns). It lasts from March to May. While in the north it is still balmy, the cold breeze in the south allows tourists to enjoy their activities in the Great Outdoors.
- Winter: Now, this is the time when the climate hits the sweet spot. It is a calm and dewdrops settle on plants and flowers in the morning. It lasts from June to August, and the rainfall is sparse too.
- Spring: Here, the days of Autumn seem to return, so it is okay but not ideal for trips. As this season progresses, the days get more humid and hot, and the rainfalls come back.
Therefore the right time to go would be between June and September. It may get a little congested. This is the peak holiday season, and the lodgings have their rates sky-high. It is also the best opportunity to view the whales diving and coming up for air in the waters along the beaches. The Great Barrier Reef is accessible, as well. From December to March it is not so favourable a season. The heat can get to you (alongside the mosquitoes), and there is a lot of discomfort due to the humidity. Even swimming in the seas and oceans may be hazardous due to stinging jellyfish and sharks. Finally, there is the third season which lasts between April to May and October to November. It is slightly hot but not to the extent of extreme discomfort. The beaches are vacant, and the lodgings have slashed their rates due to a scarcity of tourists.
Whatever the case, the bottom line is that the average temperatures in Queensland vary throughout the year. So it is best to adjust your trip’s timing accordingly.