Queensland climate guide

Temperature in Queensland (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
29°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Queensland (Brisbane)29
29°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Queensland (Brisbane)29
28°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Queensland (Brisbane)28
26°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Queensland (Brisbane)26
24°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Queensland (Brisbane)24
22°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Queensland (Brisbane)22
21°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Queensland (Brisbane)21
22°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Queensland (Brisbane)22
24°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Queensland (Brisbane)24
26°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Queensland (Brisbane)26
28°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Queensland (Brisbane)28
29°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Queensland (Brisbane)29
Min temperature (night-time)
21°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Queensland (Brisbane)21
21°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Queensland (Brisbane)21
19°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Queensland (Brisbane)19
17°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Queensland (Brisbane)17
14°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Queensland (Brisbane)14
11°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Queensland (Brisbane)11
9°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Queensland (Brisbane)9
10°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Queensland (Brisbane)10
12°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Queensland (Brisbane)12
15°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Queensland (Brisbane)15
18°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Queensland (Brisbane)18
20°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Queensland (Brisbane)20
Sea temperature
26°C sea temperature in January in Queensland (Brisbane)26
26°C sea temperature in February in Queensland (Brisbane)26
25°C sea temperature in March in Queensland (Brisbane)25
24°C sea temperature in April in Queensland (Brisbane)24
22°C sea temperature in May in Queensland (Brisbane)22
22°C sea temperature in June in Queensland (Brisbane)22
21°C sea temperature in July in Queensland (Brisbane)21
20°C sea temperature in August in Queensland (Brisbane)20
20°C sea temperature in September in Queensland (Brisbane)20
22°C sea temperature in October in Queensland (Brisbane)22
23°C sea temperature in November in Queensland (Brisbane)23
25°C sea temperature in December in Queensland (Brisbane)25

Sunshine & Daylight in Queensland

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
14 hours of daylight per day in January in Queensland (Brisbane)14
13 hours of daylight per day in February in Queensland (Brisbane)13
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Queensland (Brisbane)12
11 hours of daylight per day in April in Queensland (Brisbane)11
11 hours of daylight per day in May in Queensland (Brisbane)11
10 hours of daylight per day in June in Queensland (Brisbane)10
11 hours of daylight per day in July in Queensland (Brisbane)11
11 hours of daylight per day in August in Queensland (Brisbane)11
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Queensland (Brisbane)12
13 hours of daylight per day in October in Queensland (Brisbane)13
13 hours of daylight per day in November in Queensland (Brisbane)13
14 hours of daylight per day in December in Queensland (Brisbane)14

Rainfall in Queensland

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
13 days with some rainfall in January in Queensland (Brisbane)13
14 days with some rainfall in February in Queensland (Brisbane)14
14 days with some rainfall in March in Queensland (Brisbane)14
11 days with some rainfall in April in Queensland (Brisbane)11
11 days with some rainfall in May in Queensland (Brisbane)11
7 days with some rainfall in June in Queensland (Brisbane)7
7 days with some rainfall in July in Queensland (Brisbane)7
7 days with some rainfall in August in Queensland (Brisbane)7
6 days with some rainfall in September in Queensland (Brisbane)6
10 days with some rainfall in October in Queensland (Brisbane)10
11 days with some rainfall in November in Queensland (Brisbane)11
12 days with some rainfall in December in Queensland (Brisbane)12
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
168 mm monthly rainfall in January in Queensland (Brisbane)168
176 mm monthly rainfall in February in Queensland (Brisbane)176
143 mm monthly rainfall in March in Queensland (Brisbane)143
94 mm monthly rainfall in April in Queensland (Brisbane)94
93 mm monthly rainfall in May in Queensland (Brisbane)93
69 mm monthly rainfall in June in Queensland (Brisbane)69
66 mm monthly rainfall in July in Queensland (Brisbane)66
43 mm monthly rainfall in August in Queensland (Brisbane)43
33 mm monthly rainfall in September in Queensland (Brisbane)33
93 mm monthly rainfall in October in Queensland (Brisbane)93
100 mm monthly rainfall in November in Queensland (Brisbane)100
130 mm monthly rainfall in December in Queensland (Brisbane)130

More climate for Queensland

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UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in January in Queensland (Brisbane)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in February in Queensland (Brisbane)11
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in March in Queensland (Brisbane)11
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in April in Queensland (Brisbane)7
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in May in Queensland (Brisbane)5
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in June in Queensland (Brisbane)4
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in July in Queensland (Brisbane)4
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in August in Queensland (Brisbane)6
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in September in Queensland (Brisbane)8
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in October in Queensland (Brisbane)10
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in November in Queensland (Brisbane)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in December in Queensland (Brisbane)11
Heat & Humidity
Moderate heat & humidity in January in Queensland (Brisbane)M
Moderate heat & humidity in February in Queensland (Brisbane)M
Moderate heat & humidity in March in Queensland (Brisbane)M
Low heat & humidity in April in Queensland (Brisbane)L
No heat & humidity in May in Queensland (Brisbane)0
No heat & humidity in June in Queensland (Brisbane)0
No heat & humidity in July in Queensland (Brisbane)0
No heat & humidity in August in Queensland (Brisbane)0
No heat & humidity in September in Queensland (Brisbane)0
Low heat & humidity in October in Queensland (Brisbane)L
Low heat & humidity in November in Queensland (Brisbane)L
Moderate heat & humidity in December in Queensland (Brisbane)M

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Queensland, represented by Brisbane, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Queensland climate overview

Covering a vast area in the northeast of Australia, Queensland is appropriately named the 'Sunshine State', with beautiful beaches and a climate to match. Tourism gives a cosmopolitan atmosphere to the cities, contrasting with a few Aboriginal settlements, mainly in the north.

State capital Brisbane lies between the Sunshine and Gold Coast; home to arguably the best surf beaches in the world. Miles of white sand have built-up resorts to the south and wild unspoilt shoreline further north. Comfortable winter temperatures with plenty of sunshine are followed by warm and wet summers.

Summers are warmer and wetter further north, particularly along the coast, which is characteristically humid. Inland, the high summer rainfall sustains eucalypt and tropical rainforest on a rolling landscape, leading up to the Great Dividing Range.

The northernmost peninsula is wetter still. In fact it only has two seasons; a humid rainy summer season with heavy thunderstorms, followed by a sunny and much drier winter. Temperatures vary little, remaining warm all year. There is rainforest wilderness packed with tropical wildlife and World Heritage listed sites that preserve spectacular waterfalls, lakes and extinct volcanoes.

Queensland is strongly affected by El Niño, when the summer rains can be temporarily replaced by droughts lasting up to one year. Unusually heavy rainfall sometimes immediately follow, before the normal climate pattern returns.

Offshore, and stretching most of the length of the state, the Great Barrier Reef forms numerous coral islands and tropical lagoons. Clear sheltered waters teem with marine-life, providing a scuba paradise in comfortable to warm sea temperatures.

The cyclone season affects northern coastal regions from January to March. The same coastal waters are best avoided from November to April due to deadly box jellyfish.

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