Queensland Climate




Queensland climate, due to it's size has quite a variation across the state, from the tropical coasts in the north to the highlands of the southeast, were snow has fallen.

The far north of Queensland experiences hot humid summers (wet season) and mild warm winters. Tropical north Queensland weather summer temperatures can reach over 31 degrees Celsius during the day, with humidity levels around 75%, which can make it feel much hotter.


The Queensland climate of the central west is hot, in fact this is where the hottest temperatures in the state occur during summer. Temperatures in winter are still quite warm during the day but can drop at night to be quite cold.

Cairns Queensland

The Queensland weather in the inland southern west and ranges is hot with dry summers. Temperatures in the winter months can be very cold at times although normally still very pleasant.

The Queensland inland south east has a temperate climate with warm summers. Temperatures in winter are cold with nighttime frost being quite common.

The Queensland climate of the south, where the majority of the population reside, such as The Gold Coast, The Sunshine Coast and Brisbane is some of the most beautiful in Australia.

This area experiences warm temperate summers with the average daily maximum temperature around 28 degrees Celsius and the average daily minimum temperature around 20 degrees Celsius.

The winters are only slightly cooler with the average daily maximum temperature around 20 degrees Celsius while the average daily minimum temperature drops to around 9 degrees Celsius.

Australian Outback Desert

The highest recorded maximum temperature in Queensland was recorded at Birdsville on the 24th of December 1972, it was 49.5 degrees Celsius.

There was a maximum temperature recorded on the 16th of January 1889 at Cloncurry in Queensland of 53.1 degrees Celsius but this is not considered to be an official recording.

The lowest recorded minimum temperature in Queensland was recorded at Stanthorpe on the 4th of July 1895, it was minus 11 degrees Celsius.


Brisbane Weather

Brisbane weather is humid and sub-tropical, which is great for year round outdoor enjoyment with an average of 240 days or more of fine and sunny weather every year.

Brisbane Australia

Summer in Brisbane is hot and humid.

The average daily maximum temperature is around 28 to 30 degrees Celsius.

The average daily minimum temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius.

Winter (if you can call it that) is dry and mild.

The average daily maximum temperature is around 18 to 20 degrees Celsius.

The average daily minimum temperature is around 10 degrees Celsius.

The highest recorded maximum temperature in Brisbane was on the 26th of January 1940, it was 43.2 degrees Celsius.

The lowest recorded minimum temperature in Brisbane was on the 19th of July 2007, it was minus 0.1 degrees Celsius.


Gold Coast Weather

Gold Coast weather is also sub-tropical with an average of 300 days a year of sunshine.

Gold Coast Australia

In summer the average daily maximum temperature is around 28 to 32 degrees Celsius.

The average daily minimum temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius.

In winter the average daily maximum temperature is around 20 to 22 degrees Celsius.

The average daily minimum temperature is around 9 degrees Celsius.


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