Rainy season floods Airlie Beach

Tropical North Queensland's rainy season in the Whitsundays means impossible humidity from the non-stop rain. The wet season means floods. It means tourists stranded as Airlie Beach is isolated by flood water. Towns up and down the Bruce Highway in tropical North Queensland are isolated every rainy season, with neither tourists nor supplies able to enter or leave.

Record Rains in November 2010

There are no weather records kept in Airlie Beach, but nearby Proserpine had its wettest November in 27 years. The 1950 record was 329.8mm. November 2010 had 494.6mm by 24 November. Hamilton Island has already had 568.8mm, far above the 281.2mm record of November 2000.