The best times to visit Queensland for ideal weather are
June 4th to November 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Queensland Travel Guide
Other Queensland Travel Info
Weather in Queensland
Average temperatures in Queensland vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 81st 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 Queensland, the hottest months are December, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid December where highs are regularly around 83.4°F (28.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.1°F (17.8°C) at night.
Queensland Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Queensland 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.
Queensland Perceived Temperature (F)
Queensland Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Queensland 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)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Queensland are August, July, and then September. 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 Queensland? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Queensland is often around around January 29th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Queensland.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Queensland (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
Queensland has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is October (52.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (64.4%).
Wind in Queensland is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and November. January’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.9 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 late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 13.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Queensland.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||7.5||Gentle breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.7||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|May||6.4||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.1||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||6.3||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.2||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.5||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.3||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.2||Gentle breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Queensland?
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 Queensland, 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 Queensland 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
Overall Queensland Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 82.8°F (28.2°C) and 75.5°F (24.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 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 comfortably cool 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 Queensland, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 82.9°F (28.3°C) and 78.9°F (26.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 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 Queensland to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.4°F (28.6°C) and 80.2°F (26.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.