Weather

Local Gold Coast weather forecasts and climate guide.

Current weather and 7 Day forecast for the Gold Coast Australia August 5, 2015

9° C
Clear

Clear
Wednesday
Clear
Clear. Low 8C.
High 25° / Low 8°
Clear
Tomorrow
Clear
Plentiful sunshine. High 18C. Winds S at 10 to 15 km/h.
High 18° / Low 8°
Clear
Friday
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High around 20C. Winds S at 15 to 25 km/h.
High 20° / Low 10°
Clear
Saturday
Clear
Sunny skies. High around 20C. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 km/h.
High 19° / Low 10°
Clear
Sunday
Clear
Plentiful sunshine. High 19C. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 km/h.
High 19° / Low 11°
Clear
Monday
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 23C. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 km/h.
High 23° / Low 11°
Clear
Tuesday
Clear
Sunny. High 21C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
High 21° / Low 11°

 

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