The best times to visit Gold Coast for ideal weather are

April 30th to July 15th

or

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.

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Gold Coast Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Gold Coast

    Temperature

    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)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Gold Coast Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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.

    Gold Coast Perceived Temperature (F)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Gold Coast Perceived Temperature (C)

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    High
    Average
    Low

     

    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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 33.3 25.1 18.7
    Feb 29.4 20 11.7
    Mar 47.7 37.7 29.7
    Apr 63.9 52.8 42.7
    May 77.4 66 56.7
    Jun 80.2 71.3 64.1
    Jul 81.9 72.8 64.4
    Aug 81.3 70.7 61.6
    Sep 78.1 65.3 54.9
    Oct 65.8 54.2 44.8
    Nov 50.4 41 32.6
    Dec 43.2 37.2 32.2

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 0.7 -3.8 -7.4
    Feb -1.4 -6.7 -11.3
    Mar 8.7 3.2 -1.3
    Apr 17.7 11.6 5.9
    May 25.2 18.9 13.7
    Jun 26.8 21.8 17.8
    Jul 27.7 22.7 18
    Aug 27.4 21.5 16.4
    Sep 25.6 18.5 12.7
    Oct 18.8 12.3 7.1
    Nov 10.2 5 0.3
    Dec 6.2 2.9 0.1

     
    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.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gold Coast (in).

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 0 0 0
    Feb 0 0 0
    Mar 0 0 0
    Apr 0 0 0
    May 0 0 0
    Jun 0 0 0
    Jul 0 0 0
    Aug 0 0 0
    Sep 0 0 0
    Oct 0 0 0
    Nov 0 0 0
    Dec 0 0 0

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 0 0 0
    Feb 0 0 0
    Mar 0 0 0
    Apr 0 0 0
    May 0 0 0
    Jun 0 0 0
    Jul 0 0 0
    Aug 0 0 0
    Sep 0 0 0
    Oct 0 0 0
    Nov 0 0 0
    Dec 0 0 0
    –>

     

    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    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
    Jan 62.7
    Feb 57.2
    Mar 56.7
    Apr 49.8
    May 53.3
    Jun 65.9
    Jul 67
    Aug 66.1
    Sep 62.8
    Oct 56.4
    Nov 57.4
    Dec 76.4

     

    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

    Key
    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 68.5 in May means 68.5% of the tourists vs. July.

    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.

     

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