Brisbane City Botanical Gardens

Brisbane's Climate

Brisbane is a subtropical paradise, blessed with wonderful, warm sunshine throughout the year.

Boasting a long-term annual average high temperature of 26.4C and minimum low of 16C, Brisbane has the perfect climate for life in the great outdoors.

It characteristically has a hot and humid period between October and March, with occasional thunderstorms, hail and torrential rain more common. The months between April and September are traditionally dry and moderately warm.

In December-January, the city can experience daily temperatures of 40C but it rarely reaches heatwave conditions. Daily average highs for those hotter months are 32C.

The city’s heart is as warm and welcoming as its weather. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Brisbane is the perfect location for visitors to enjoy a range of activities – sport, picnics in parks, bushwalking, water sport and other relaxing forms of recreation.

On warm, clear days you can take day trips to numerous intriguing destinations in and around Brisbane, while on perfect nights dine alfresco-style and take in the great river views.

A testament to Brisbane’s wonderful weather is the fact that most of the city’s public spaces, such as the city malls, South Bank, cafe strips, and bayside areas, are alive with activity all year round.

The State Government, Brisbane City Council and surrounding councils have good weather-management systems in place, with regular weather updates provided by radio and TV stations.

For the latest conditions, visit the Bureau of Meteorology site bom.gov.au and follow the Queensland links.
 
Sun protection: When out sight-seeing, always wear a shirt, hat, sunglasses and good sunscreen, even on cloudy days. Reapply sunscreen regularly if spending the whole day outdoors. Try to stay out of the sun in the middle of the day when it is strongest. Always drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.