Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, QLD © Anwyn Howarth

Weather on the Gold Coast

Frequently asked questions about the weather on the Gold Coast

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

December experiences the longest hours of daylight 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.

On the Gold Coast, humidity rarely drops below 65 per cent, climbing as high as 75 per cent during summer.

In summer the average sea temperature ranges from 25.4 - 27.1°C (77.7 - 80.8°F), and dips in winter to 21.5 - 22.6°C (70.7 - 72.7°F).

Visitors to the Gold Coast 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 on the Gold Coast

SUMMER

Dec Jan Feb
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
27.7 82 28.6 83 28.5 83
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
20.4 69 21.8 71 21.8 71
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
142.6 131 177
Avg rainy days
9.3 9.1 10.3

AUTUMN

Mar Apr May
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
27.7 82 25.7 78 23.4 74
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
20.7 69 18.3 65 15.3 60
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
103.7 123.3 117.2
Avg rainy days
11.1 9.2 8.7

WINTER

Jun Jul Aug
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
21.3 70 21.1 70 21.8 71
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
13.1 56 12 54 12.4 54
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
115.9 46.6 60
Avg rainy days
7.1 4.8 4.5

SPRING

Sep Oct Nov
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
23.8 75 25.2 77 26.6 80
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
14.8 59 16.9 62 18.9 66
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
43.8 100.3 125
Avg rainy days
5.3 6.7 8.8