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Local Gold Coast weather forecasts and climate guide.

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

23° C
Clear

Chance of Rain
Saturday
Chance of Rain
Showers possible. Low 20C.
High 25° / Low 20°
Thunderstorm
Tomorrow
Thunderstorm
Rain and thunderstorms. High 26C. Winds N at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
High 26° / Low 19°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially in the morning. High 26C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
High 26° / Low 18°
Clear
Tuesday
Clear
A few clouds from time to time. High 27C. NW winds shifting to E at 15 to 25 km/h.
High 27° / Low 17°
Clear
Wednesday
Clear
Sun and a few passing clouds. High 26C. Winds SE at 10 to 15 km/h.
High 26° / Low 16°
Clear
Thursday
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High around 25C. Winds S at 15 to 30 km/h.
High 25° / Low 16°
Partly Cloudy
Friday
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High around 25C. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 km/h.
High 24° / Low 16°

 

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