Gold Coast Accommodation

Gold Coast Weather & Climate

The Gold Coast has a sub-tropical climate with plenty of sunshine year round (in fact an average of 300 days a year).

Summer temperatures range from 19 to 29 degrees Celsius (66 to 83 degrees Fahrenheit).

Winter temperatures range from an average of 9 to 21 degrees Celsius (48 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit) - it's no wonder the Gold Coast is Australia's favourite playground.

Historical Rainfall & Temperature Averages

  • Average temperatures are in Celcius.
  • Rainfall amounts are in millimetres. 25 millimeters is approximately equal to 1 inch.
  • A rainy day is counted if rainfall exceeds 0.2mm.
Celcius to Farenheit Conversion
C 10° 15° 20° 25° 30° 35° 40° 45° 50° 55°
F 32° 41° 50° 59° 68° 77° 86° 95° 104° 113° 122° 131°
Historical Rainfall & Temperature Averages
Season Summer Autumn Winter Spring  
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Gold Coast : Recorded at Southport 1881 - 2001
Mean Maximum Temperature 28.5° 28.3° 27.6° 25.9° 23.3° 21.2° 20.6° 21.4° 23.3° 25.2° 26.7° 28.1°
Mean Minimum Temperature 20.3° 20.5° 19.2° 16.5° 13.4° 10.6° 9.2° 9.8° 12.1° 15° 17.4° 19.2°
Mean Rainfall 177.8 191 202.6 138.8 132 96.5 75.6 56.4 58.8 87 104.1 133.3
Mean Rainy Days 12.7 13.5 15.2 11.5 10.1 7.7 7.1 7 7.4 9 9.9 11.3

Suitable Clothing, What to Wear

Easy resort wear and lightweight clothing is suitable attire for the Gold Coast's sub-tropical climate. You may need a jacket or pullover in the evening. If you're planning on doing any bushwalking through the National Parks, then a sturdy pair of comfortable hiking shoes are a must and if you're going to be spending a bit of time on the beach, then sun protective clothing, a broad brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen will save you from getting too much sun - refer to the section about Gold Coast Sun and Beach Safety for more information.

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