Brisbane Climate

Brisbane has a comfortable, sub-tropical climate, which is enjoyable all year round with temperatures averaging in the mid to high 20’s all year round.

Brisbane by Season

Summer spans the months of December to February and sees the highest rainfalls. Whilst high 20’s are the average during summer, many days are in the high 30’s and sometimes occasionally even crack the 40 degree Celsius mark.

Autumn lasts from March until May and is favored by many being very comfortable weather day and night. Temps range from 18 to 25 Celsius.

Winter starts in June and finishes in August. During this time it is not as humid and there is much less rainfall, the nights are certainly cooler too, but not cold, dropping only to the mid-teens on average. It’s still a great time to visit, particularly if you don’t like really hot weather.

Spring starts in September and finishes in November offering very pleasant weather albeit a little dry and occasionally windy in its early onset.  Temps range from 16 to 25 degrees.

Brisbane Av. Temps by Month

 

SEASONS AND AVERAGE DAYTIME TEMPERATURES BY MONTH
25°min – 30°max.
Dec/Jan/Feb
Summer
18°min – 26°max.
March/April/May
Autumn
13°min – 21°max.
June/July/Aug
Winter
16°min – 25°max.
Sep/Oct/Nov
Spring
AVERAGE WATER TEMPERATURE BY MONTH
25°
Dec/Jan/Feb
23°
March/April/May
20°
June/July/Aug
22°
Sep/Oct/Nov
All temps in Celsius. Fahrenheit = ° C × 1.8 + 32

 

Brisbane Tides & QLD Weather Warnings

 

Visit Tide Predictions for Queensland for the latest tide reports from the Bureau of Meteorology. Visit Queensland Warnings Summary – see any current warnings in effect for Queensland, from the Bureau of Meteorology.

 

Other Brisbane Climate and Weather FAQ’s

 

What time is sunrise and sunset in Brisbane?

Here are the average sunrise and sunset times for each month

DATE SUNRISE SUNSET DAY LENGTH
January
February 05:28
March
April
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

What is the Ultraviolet Index or UV Index?

UV Index describes the level of solar UV radiation intensity for that day. It’s important to take notice of this figure and to dress appropriately. The UV index is at its highest during the summer months.

 

Where can I get a trusted and accurate weather report and UV Index?

Visit the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s Brisbane page

 

Clothing Tips for Brisbane

Sunscreen is a must, along with a hat, and sunglasses for eye comfort. Lightweight clothing is most comfortable most year-round with a light jacket or jumper for cooler nights in winter. One of the most important considerations in Queensland is Sun Safety – learn more about sun protection at QLD Government Sun Safe site

Brisbane Monthly Temperature and Rainfall chart

 

STATISTICS JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANNUAL
TEMPERATURE
Mean maximum temperature (°C) 28.6 28.6 27.7 25.7 23.4 21.3 21.1 21.8 23.8 25.2 26.6 27.7 25.1
Mean minimum temperature (°C) 21.8 21.8 20.7 18.3 15.3 13.1 12.0 12.5 14.8 16.9 18.9 20.4 17.2
RAINFALL
Mean rainfall (mm) 124.2 171.6 103.7 123.3 119.8 110.7 44.9 63.3 45.1 104.8 128.9 146.0 1285.5
Decile 5 (median) rainfall (mm) 110.6 147.2 103.8 89.0 83.2 57.2 34.0 40.4 25.0 102.8 87.2 128.0 1265.8
Mean number of days of rain ≥ 1 mm 9.1 9.8 10.4 9.2 9.0 6.9 4.6 4.8 5.3 7.0 8.9 9.3 94.3
9 AM CONDITIONS
Mean 9am temperature (°C) 26.0 25.8 24.8 22.7 19.8 17.1 16.5 17.7 20.2 22.2 23.7 25.0 21.8
Mean 9am relative humidity (%) 70 72 71 68 68 69 65 61 62 63 65 67 67
Mean 9am wind speed (km/h) 18.6 17.8 19.3 17.4 15.0 14.1 13.7 15.5 16.7 17.8 18.7 18.0 16.9
3 PM CONDITIONS
Mean 3pm temperature (°C) 26.6 26.8 25.8 24.1 22.0 20.1 19.7 20.3 21.7 22.7 24.1 25.3 23.3
Mean 3pm relative humidity (%) 70 70 68 65 62 58 55 56 62 66 68 69 64
Mean 3pm wind speed (km/h) 25.5 24.0 25.6 23.0 20.3 19.1 19.9 22.4 24.4 25.3 24.7 25.1 23.3