The Gold Coast region has a fabulous truly comfortable sub-tropical climate ideal for outdoor enjoyment all-year round. The Coast averages 245 days of fine and sunny weather each year and has an average rainfall of about 1400mm annually, the majority of which falls in the summer period. Daytime temperatures on the coastal strip are generally in the twenties (Centigrade). However in the Hinterland average winter maxima are approximately 16°C (61°F). In winter clear skies and drier air are associated with cool nights and light frosts may occasionally occur, especially in the hinterland.
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Average temperature 20-28°C (68-82°F). Best time for beaches and water activities. Remember to Slip, Slop, Slap. January to March are usually the months of highest rainfall - usually fantastic hot days followed by occasional tropical storms. Humidity can sometimes be high but is often tempered by the cool sea breezes. The cool rainforests and mountain creeks are a wonderful retreat from the hot summer days.
Average temperature 15-25°C (59-77°F). Usually lovely sunny days followed by glorious nights - ideal for both indoor and outdoor activities and very popular with the fishing and boating enthusiasts.
Average temperature 11-21°C (52-70°F). Generally sunny and dry - a haven from the colder climates to the south. Casual clothing is recommended for most of the year although a jacket will come in handy on cooler winter nights. Usually ideal conditions for golfing and bowling. Winter mountain conditions can be very cool and crisp.
Average temperature 15-25°C (59-77°F). Similar to Autumn with glorious sunny days followed by balmy evenings, perfect for outdoor and indoor activities. Enjoy a day at the beach or on the Broadwater.