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Local Gold Coast weather forecasts and climate guide.

Current weather and 7 Day forecast for the Gold Coast Australia May 30, 2016

20° C
Clear

Partly Cloudy
Today
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 21C. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 km/h.
High 21° / Low 12°
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 22C. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 km/h.
High 22° / Low 12°
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 21C. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 km/h.
High 21° / Low 11°
Chance of Rain
Thursday
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 21C. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
High 21° / Low 13°
Rain
Friday
Rain
Periods of rain. High 21C. Winds NE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near 12mm.
High 22° / Low 16°
Rain
Saturday
Rain
Rain and wind. High 22C. Winds N at 30 to 50 km/h. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall may reach 25mm.
High 22° / Low 16°
Chance of Rain
Sunday
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 22C. Winds N at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.
High 22° / Low 13°

 

Seasons and Average daytime temperatures by Month
25°min – 30°max.
Dec/Jan/Feb
Summer
18°min – 26°max.
March/April/May
Autumn
13°min – 21°max.
June/July/Aug
Winter
16°min – 25°max.
Sep/Oct/Nov
Spring
Average Water Temperature by Month
25°
Dec/Jan/Feb
23°
March/April/May
20°
June/July/Aug
22°
Sep/Oct/Nov
All temps in Celsius. Fahrenheit = ° C × 1.8 + 32

 

Gold Coast Tides & QLD Weather Warnings

Visit Tide Predictions for Queensland for the latest tide reports from the Bureau of Meteorology. Visit Queensland Warnings Summary – see any current warnings in effect for Queensland, from the Bureau of Meteorology.

Surf Reports

If you are heading out surfing you can get the latest conditions at Coastal Watch including Surf Cams and condition reports.

 

Monthly Temperature and Rainfall chart

(from BOM.gov.au)

Statistics Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Temperature
Mean maximum temperature (°C) 28.6 28.6 27.7 25.7 23.4 21.3 21.1 21.8 23.8 25.2 26.6 27.7 25.1
Mean minimum temperature (°C) 21.8 21.8 20.7 18.3 15.3 13.1 12.0 12.5 14.8 16.9 18.9 20.4 17.2
Rainfall
Mean rainfall (mm) 124.2 171.6 103.7 123.3 119.8 110.7 44.9 63.3 45.1 104.8 128.9 146.0 1285.5
Decile 5 (median) rainfall (mm) 110.6 147.2 103.8 89.0 83.2 57.2 34.0 40.4 25.0 102.8 87.2 128.0 1265.8
Mean number of days of rain ≥ 1 mm 9.1 9.8 10.4 9.2 9.0 6.9 4.6 4.8 5.3 7.0 8.9 9.3 94.3
9 am conditions
Mean 9am temperature (°C) 26.0 25.8 24.8 22.7 19.8 17.1 16.5 17.7 20.2 22.2 23.7 25.0 21.8
Mean 9am relative humidity (%) 70 72 71 68 68 69 65 61 62 63 65 67 67
Mean 9am wind speed (km/h) 18.6 17.8 19.3 17.4 15.0 14.1 13.7 15.5 16.7 17.8 18.7 18.0 16.9
3 pm conditions
Mean 3pm temperature (°C) 26.6 26.8 25.8 24.1 22.0 20.1 19.7 20.3 21.7 22.7 24.1 25.3 23.3
Mean 3pm relative humidity (%) 70 70 68 65 62 58 55 56 62 66 68 69 64
Mean 3pm wind speed (km/h) 25.5 24.0 25.6 23.0 20.3 19.1 19.9 22.4 24.4 25.3 24.7 25.1 23.3

Climate Guide

The Gold Coast has a comfortable, sub-tropical climate, which is enjoyable all year round. Temperatures average in the mid to high 20’s all year round.

The highest rainfall is recorded during the summer months of December to February. Being sub-tropical, when it rains on the Gold Coast it’s often seen that storms and clouds take a ‘dump and run’ approach, rather than drizzling rain all day. After the rain, any storm activity or grey skies tend to clear up quickly, and there’s a fast return to sunshine. It can also be quite humid, but not uncomfortably so due to sea breezes. Whilst high 20’s are the average during summer, many days are in the high 30’s and sometimes even crack the 40 degree Celsius mark.

Winter is not as humid and there is much less rainfall, the nights are certainly cooler too, but not cold dropping to the mid teens on average. It’s still a great time to visit, particular if you don’t like the really hot weather.

Spring and Autumn are favored by many, very comfortable weather day and night.

Clothing – Sunscreen is a must, along with a hat, and sunglasses for eye comfort. Lightweight clothing is most comfortable most year round with a light jacket or jumper for cooler nights in winter. One of the most important considerations on the Gold Coast is Sun Safety – learn more about sun protection at QLD Government Sun Safe site