Palm Cove Weather & Climate

With plenty of sunshine, beautiful warm seas, refreshing sea breezes and a warm climate all year round, Palm Cove weather is hard to beat.

Palm Cove weather has 2 distinct seasons; a winter period of warm temperatures and low rainfall, and a summer period of balmy temperatures and high rainfall.

Winter (Dry season) starts in May and finishes in October offering sunshine, fresh breezes and relatively low humidity. Summer (Wet season) extends from November to April and refreshes the region with tropical downpours of an afternoon and occasional dramatic electrical storms.

Ocean water temperatures range from 23 degrees Celsius in July to 29 degrees Celsius in February. You can swim at Palm Cove all year round. The 'best' swimming season runs between April and October. Between the months of November and March, Palm Cove is home to the box jellyfish, so a special swimming enclosures is erected at the beach to protect swimmers.

Note: When swimming in Australia it is recommended you swim at beaches patrolled by Lifesavers and to swim between the flags. When in the sun apply a good quality sunscreen, wear a hat and avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of water!

Palm Cove weather temperatures are recorded as average maximums and average minimums per month in the table below. Palm Cove has an average rainfall of 2010mm (average 168mm per month).

Palm Cove Average Monthly Maximum & Minimum Temperatures

TemperaturesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Av Max C303029282625242526282930
Av Min C232322211917161718202222

 

Palm Cove Average Monthly Rainfall & Humidity

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall in mm40543542419799493027353889175
Humidity %767978757574727067686970

For more information on Palm Cove weather please visit the Bureau of Meteorology web site. The Bureau of Meteorology is responsible for the functions of a National Meteorological Service including the provision of monitoring, research and services in the public interest.

Palm Cove Weather Forecast from nearby Cairns