The temperate climate of the Atherton Tablelands can vary from humid sub-tropical to drier tropical savannah conditions, but it can reliably live up to claims of 300 days of sunshine a year.

The cooler temperatures and lower humidity are a welcome relief in December to April from the sweltering summer months on the Cairns coastal strip. For the rest of the year, the climate ranges from cold to tolerably comfortable.

Average annual high temperatures are around the mid-20 degrees Centigrade and average lows around 15 degrees Centigrade. Records highs can be in the mid-30s and record lows