Port Douglas generally has an even, humid climate with temperatures being in the low to high 20°Cs most months of the year. The months of Summer (December, January, February) are often in the high 30°Cs with the hottest month being December however it's also likely to experience a lot of rain during this time. The rainiest months out of the year tend to be January, February, March, April, and December. 

What's the weather like in Port Douglas in July?

As the month of July falls during the Winter season, the temperatures in Port Douglas tend to be colder than in Summer. Having said that, in the month of July the average temperature is around 24°C and can lower to 16°C. That's still pretty warm for Winter so you can definitely still enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, and snorkelling as the water temperatures remain around 23°C throughout the Winter months. 

When is the best time to travel to Port Douglas? 

You can travel to Port Douglas at any time of the year as the destination has very good weather all year round. During the Summer months, the temperatures can get quite hot in North Queensland, and the climate quite humid so it's the perfect time to go swimming. If you wanted to avoid the peak tourist periods then we recommend going in either Spring or Autumn as the weather is cooler and there are not as many people around. If the hot temperatures of Summer don't tickle your fancy then you can always go in Winter as the weather is still pretty good and won't be as humid or rainy. 

If you are visiting Port Douglas between the months of October to May and plan on swimming in the ocean then you should be wearing a 'stinger suit' as protection against harmful and dangerous jellyfish stings and other stinging marine life. 

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