Gold Coast Climate

The Gold Coast has a sub-tropical climate and boasts around 300 days of sunshine per annum. Coupled with our clear blue skies, it’s the perfect setting for outdoor events. Check today’s forecast now via the Bureau of Meteorology.

The longest hours of daylight are in December, with sunrise at approximately 4:45am and sunset at 6:40pm. June has the least hours of daylight with sunrise at approximately 6:30am and sunset at 5pm.

The humidity rarely drops below 65 per cent and can climb as high as 75 per cent during summer. Water temperature along the coast ranges from 25.4 – 27.1°C (77.7 – 80.8°F) in summer and dips in winter to 21.5 – 22.6°C (70.7 – 72.7°F).

If your event is to be held outdoors we strongly recommend that you keep an eye on the UV index in local weather reports, which describes the daily solar UV radiation intensity. We also recommend that you protect yourself from sunburn by using SPF30+ sunscreen and wearing sun-smart clothing, including a hat and sunglasses at all times as you can get sunburnt on cloudy days too.

Seasonal Weather


(December – February)

During summer the Gold Coast average temperature is a pleasant 21 - 28.4°C (69.8 - 83.1°F). February is the wettest month (Receiving 184mm/7.2 inches on average), and short, tropical storms are common in the late afternoon and early evening. During summer humidity is high, roughly 69 - 75 per cent, but this is offset by cool sea breezes.


(March – May)

In autumn, Gold Coast sunny days are followed by cooler nights with average temperatures between 18 - 25.7°C (64.4 - 78.2°F). Water temperatures are still high enough to swim (25.2°C / 77.3°F) and it is generally less rainy than the summer months.


(June – August)

Winter on the Gold Coast is generally sunny and dry with average temperatures between 12.5 - 21.5°C (54.5 - 70.7°F). The Hinterland is slightly cooler with maximum winter temperatures around 16°C (60.8°F). Clear skies and dry air average cool nights.


(September – November)

In spring, Gold Coast sunny days are followed by mild tropical evenings and average temperatures range from 16.9 - 25.4°C (62.4 - 77.7°F). Days are dry but can be windy, especially during September.