Daintree Rainforest Weather

Daintree Rainforest National Park is one of the wettest climates in Australia.

The “wet season” from December to April involves heavy, frequent downpours. Some areas receive over six metres of rainfall annually. Most of the rain falls during the night at this time of year, so there are still many great weather days possible on the Reef and Islands.

Maximum temperatures through “the wet” range from 27°C to 33°C (80 – 91°F), with humidity, often exceeding 80%.

The Daintree Rainforest weather is pleasantly warm in the cooler, drier months from May to September. There is reduced humidity and the maximum temperature averages 26°C (79°C).

The rainforest temperatures are comparatively mild thanks to the protective canopy layer provided by the tall trees. The air is often humid but cool.

Daintree Rainforest Weather
The Daintree Rainforest weather is pleasant during the months of May to September.

The Daintree Rainforest’s highest recorded temperature is 36.7°C (98.06°C), and the lowest on record is 8.9°C (48.02°C).

Clothing tips: Warmer clothing during the winter months (June-September).

Casual resort-style clothing is acceptable, and suitable footwear is needed for walks.

Sea temperatures range from 23°C (73°C) in July (winter) to 29°C (84°C) in February (summer).

No daylight saving time

Daylight saving is not observed in the state of Queensland, so the time zone in Daintree Rainforest is Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), UTC +10.

Ultraviolet (UV) Index

Visitors should check the UV index in local weather reports when visiting the Daintree Rainforest and Far North Queensland. The index describes the daily solar UV radiation intensity.

Protection from sunburn recommended by wearing sun-smart clothing, including a hat and sunglasses, and using SPF30+ sunscreen (widely available in pharmacies and supermarkets). Bug repellent for midges, mosquitos and sand flies but wariness for the waters which are inhabited by crocodiles (observe the signs).

See our page on how to get to the Daintree Rainforest