Port Douglas, Australia
Weather warning!!! Port Douglas Reviews
Mar 21, 2000
Just thought i'd pass on my knowledge of the weather in Port Douglas as this advice may save your holiday!
There are really only 2 seasons in the far North of Australia, the 'wet' and the 'dry' seasons.
Unlike many other destinations in Australia the best time to go is
April/May through to September/October, the 'dry' season and the rest of Australia's winter.
As the North is very tropical it is always warm but gets very muggy in the summer.
Reasons to go to Port Douglas in the dry season.
1)This is the tourist season and the town is in full swing.
2)All restaurants and hotels are open.
3)You can swim anywhere in the ocean.
4)The weather is not to muggy and hot.
5)There is hardly any bugs (mosquitos) about.
6)The annual town Carnivale is in May(a week of fun!)
Reasons not to go to Port Douglas in the wet season.
1)The town is very quiet with many businesses closing for the off season.
2)Marine stingers infest the ocean and these can be deadly so you are restricted to swimming in an enclosure.
3)BUGS!! Mosquitos nest in the mangroves around the town and are at their worst during the wet season.
4)The weather is very hot and muggy and unbareable.
5)Tropical storms affect the North, hence the term 'wet' season! Cyclones can appear but ususlly there is just a lot of rain.
Hope this gives you an idea of the weather and lets you know what to expect in the different seasons. Happy Travelling!!
Part of the Port Douglas - 2000 - 2004 travel blog
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