The best times to visit Gold Coast for ideal weather are
April 30th to July 15th
August 6th to September 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Gold Coast Travel Guide
Weather in Gold Coast
Average temperatures in Gold Coast vary drastically and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 74 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Gold Coast, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early-to-mid-June where highs are regularly around 86°F (30°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.6°F (21.4°C) at night.
Gold Coast Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Gold Coast Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Gold Coast Perceived Temperature (F)
Gold Coast Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Gold Coast 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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 Gold Coast.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gold Coast (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Gold Coast has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is April (49.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (76.4%).
Wind in Gold Coast is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by February and December. November’s average wind speed of around 8 knots (9.2 MPH or 14.8 KPH) is considered “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-April where average top sustained speeds reach 17.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Gold Coast.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||7.2||a gentle breeze||14.4||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||7.9||a gentle breeze||15.4||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||6.7||a light breeze||13.5||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||7.2||a gentle breeze||14.9||a moderate breeze|
|May||6.8||a light breeze||14.2||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||6.1||a light breeze||14.2||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||3.9||light air||10.7||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||3.4||light air||9.7||a gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.4||light air||9.5||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||6.2||a light breeze||13||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||8||a gentle breeze||15.2||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||7.4||a gentle breeze||13.2||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Gold Coast?
As of 5/2/2017 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.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Gold Coast, Australia is July, followed by August and September. 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 Gold Coast in May. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Gold Coast Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 30.2°F (-1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Gold Coast, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 85.1°F (29.5°C) and 44.3°F (6.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. Tourism is busy during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Gold Coast to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.6°F (9.8°C) and 22.6°F (-5.2°C). These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.