Weather in Brisbane

Sunseekers flock to Brisbane. The Queensland capital enjoys a subtropical climate, defined by warm or hot weather for most of the year. Plan ahead with our information on temperature and rainfall. Weather in Brisbane
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Weather in Brisbane

Find information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help plan your holiday in Brisbane.


 

What is the weather like in Brisbane?

Sunseekers flock to Brisbane. The Queensland capital enjoys a subtropical climate, defined by warm or hot weather for most of the year. Plan ahead with our information on temperature and rainfall.

Summer (December – February)
During summer, average temperatures range from 21 - 29.8°C (69.8 - 85.6°F) and the city has its highest rainfall, which can bring thunderstorms and occasional floods. Average rainfall during this time is 426.6 mm (16.8").

Autumn (March – May)
Autumn signals the end of the hot summer when average temperatures drop between 15 - 25°C (59 - 77°F), and the city experiences low humidity and less rain.

Winter (June – August)
Brisbane’s weather in winter is generally dry and mild with mean temperatures between 11 - 21°C (51.8 - 69.8°F). Early mornings and nights can be crisp, but overnight lows rarely drop below 9°C (48.2°F).

Spring (September – November)
The spring climate is similar to autumn, with average temperatures between 15 - 25°C (59 - 77°F). Warm, sunny days are tempered by cool sea breezes.

Frequently Asked Questions about the weather in Brisbane

Does Brisbane observe daylight saving time? 
Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland.The time zone in Queensland is Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), UTC +10.

What time is sunrise and sunset in Brisbane? 
December experiences the longest hours of daylight with sunrise at approximately 4:50am and sunset at 6:40pm. June has the least hours of daylight with sunrise at approximately 6:30am and sunset at 5pm.

What is the humidity in Brisbane?
In Brisbane the average humidity ranges from 50% in winter to 65 - 70% through the months of January, February and March. On average February is the most humid and September is the least humid.

Does it snow during winter in Brisbane?
It does not snow in Brisbane, however light snowfall has been reported in southern Queensland, including Stanthorpe on the Granite Belt. 

What is the Ultraviolet (UV) Index Forecast?
Visitors to Brisbane should look out for the UV index in local weather reports, which describes the daily solar UV radiation intensity. Protect yourself from sunburn by using SPF30+ sunscreen, which is readily available throughout Australia at supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies, and wearing sun-smart clothing, including a hat and sunglasses.

Seasonal weather in Brisbane

SUMMER

Dec Jan Feb
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
28.6 83 29.1 84 28.9 84
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
19.8 68 20.9 70 20.8 69
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
126 158 172
Avg rainy days
12 13 14

AUTUMN

Mar Apr May
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
28.1 83 26.3 79 23.5 74
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
19.5 67 16.9 62 13.8 57
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
139 90 99
Avg rainy days
14 11 11

WINTER

Jun Jul Aug
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
21.2 70 20.6 69 21.7 71
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
10.9 52 9.5 49 10 50
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
71 63 43
Avg rainy days
8 7 7

SPRING

Sep Oct Nov
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
23.8 75 25.6 78 27.3 81
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
12.5 55 15.6 60 18 64
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
35 94 97
Avg rainy days
7 10 10

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