The Douglas Shire is characterised by two seasons – the “green season” and the “dry season”.
The green season is when the rainforest is replenished with restorative rain, beginning around November and ending around May.
Being a monsoonal climate, most rainfall occurs between January and March, with the cyclone season normally confined to between December and April.
Marine stingers are also present during the green season and swimming only within the protected enclosure of Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas is recommended.
The dry season from June to October is typically bathed in sunshine and is the peak holiday period.
Typical daytime temperatures range from 14C to 26C (52F-78F) in mid-Winter/dry season, and 24C to 33C (75F-91F) in mid-Summer/green season.
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