Weather is a significant determinant when traveling to Moreton Island. Knowing the weather patterns beforehand will help in better planning of trips and ensure maximum participation of events and activities on the island.
Many activities in Moreton Island like sand tobogganing and whale watching are weather dependent and would be greatly affected during lousy weather. Up to date weather and climate information about Moreton Island can be gotten from the Bureau of Meteorology in Queensland and from the internet through weather sites.
Moreton Island has a sub-tropical climate during most times of the year which makes it possible for visitors to enjoy outdoor activities. The temperatures on the island in the warmer months (November to March) are between 22 and 30 degrees Celsius.
The temperatures experienced during winter (May to July), lies between 12 and 22 degrees Celsius. Rainfall on the island is variable throughout the year and the driest period is experienced between May and October.
The best time to visit Moreton Island is during summer to autumn. Visitors are guaranteed clear blue skies, warm weather, and warm water every day. Also during this period, visitors are most likely going to enjoy the most tropical fish and wildlife.
Even though most of the days on the island during the winter season are sunny and warm, visitors are advised to pack some winter clothes for those cold days and nights. When camping on Moreton Island, visitors should put into consideration the ocean tides because they can alter the trails that are used around the island.