The best times to visit Darling Downs for ideal weather are

March 5th to June 3rd


August 20th to November 25th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Darling Downs Travel Info

Weather in Darling Downs


Average temperatures in Darling Downs vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Darling Downs, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid January where highs are regularly around 91.4°F (33°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.2°F (18.4°C) at night.

Darling Downs Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Darling Downs Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Darling Downs Perceived Temperature (F)


Darling Downs Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Darling Downs Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 89.9 76.6 64.7
Feb 88.3 75.3 63.6
Mar 85.9 72.4 59.9
Apr 80.3 66.1 51.9
May 73.3 58.7 44.2
Jun 67.2 53.7 40.3
Jul 66.5 52 36.6
Aug 71.1 55.2 38.3
Sep 77.8 62.1 45.1
Oct 83.6 68.3 52.9
Nov 87.8 73.7 60.4
Dec 87.8 74.7 62.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.2 24.8 18.2
Feb 31.3 24.1 17.6
Mar 29.9 22.4 15.5
Apr 26.8 18.9 11.1
May 22.9 14.8 6.8
Jun 19.6 12.1 4.6
Jul 19.2 11.1 2.6
Aug 21.7 12.9 3.5
Sep 25.4 16.7 7.3
Oct 28.7 20.2 11.6
Nov 31 23.2 15.8
Dec 31 23.7 17.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Darling Downs are July, April, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Darling Downs? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Darling Downs.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Darling Downs (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 2.6
Feb 15% 0 2.7
Mar 12% 0 3.1
Apr 8% 0 1
May 8% 0 1.1
Jun 9% 0 1.3
Jul 6% 0 0.9
Aug 8% 0 1.3
Sep 10% 0 1.2
Oct 10% 0 1.8
Nov 14% 0 2.8
Dec 19% 0 3.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 6.6
Feb 15 0 6.9
Mar 12 0 7.9
Apr 8 0 2.5
May 8 0 2.8
Jun 9 0 3.3
Jul 6 0 2.3
Aug 8 0 3.3
Sep 10 0 3
Oct 10 0 4.6
Nov 14 0 7.1
Dec 19 0 8.9


Humidity and Wind

Darling Downs has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is October (42.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (64%).

Wind in Darling Downs is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by February and March. January’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.2 MPH or 18.1 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Darling Downs.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 9.8 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Feb 9.8 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Mar 9.4 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Apr 7.8 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
May 7 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jun 7 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jul 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Aug 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Sep 8.1 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Oct 8.9 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Nov 9.2 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Dec 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 52%
Feb 54.4%
Mar 54.4%
Apr 53.2%
May 56%
Jun 64%
Jul 56.9%
Aug 48%
Sep 45.5%
Oct 42.7%
Nov 45.7%
Dec 52.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Darling Downs?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Australia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Darling Downs, QL, Australia is May, followed by July and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Darling Downs in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 76.2 in December means 76.2% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Darling Downs Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.5°F (30.8°C) and 70.6°F (21.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Darling Downs, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 73.2°F (22.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Darling Downs to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.4°F (33°C) and 87.3°F (30.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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