The best times to visit Rainbow Beach for ideal weather are

April 2nd 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.



Other Rainbow Beach Travel Info

Weather in Rainbow Beach


Average temperatures in Rainbow Beach vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 55th 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 Rainbow Beach, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid January where highs are regularly around 85°F (29.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.5°F (22.5°C) at night.

Rainbow Beach Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Rainbow Beach 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.

Rainbow Beach Perceived Temperature (F)


Rainbow Beach Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Rainbow Beach 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 84.2 77.4 72.5
Feb 83.3 77 72.3
Mar 81.7 75.7 71.1
Apr 77.5 72.1 67.3
May 72.8 67.6 62.5
Jun 69 63.8 58.7
Jul 68 62.5 56.9
Aug 71 64.2 58.5
Sep 75.1 67.9 62.4
Oct 78.3 70.7 65.2
Nov 82.1 74.1 68.7
Dec 83.2 75.9 70.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29 25.2 22.5
Feb 28.5 25 22.4
Mar 27.6 24.3 21.7
Apr 25.3 22.3 19.6
May 22.7 19.8 16.9
Jun 20.6 17.7 14.8
Jul 20 16.9 13.8
Aug 21.7 17.9 14.7
Sep 23.9 19.9 16.9
Oct 25.7 21.5 18.4
Nov 27.8 23.4 20.4
Dec 28.4 24.4 21.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Rainbow Beach are October, September, and then August. 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 early to mid February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 12th.

When can you find snow in Rainbow Beach? 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 Rainbow Beach.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Rainbow Beach (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 22% 0 6.5
Feb 24% 0 5.3
Mar 22% 0 4.6
Apr 25% 0 3.5
May 26% 0 4.5
Jun 22% 0 3.3
Jul 12% 0 1.4
Aug 11% 0 3.7
Sep 10% 0 2
Oct 9% 0 1.6
Nov 14% 0 2.7
Dec 22% 0 4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 22 0 16.5
Feb 24 0 13.5
Mar 22 0 11.7
Apr 25 0 8.9
May 26 0 11.4
Jun 22 0 8.4
Jul 12 0 3.6
Aug 11 0 9.4
Sep 10 0 5.1
Oct 9 0 4.1
Nov 14 0 6.9
Dec 22 0 10.2


Humidity and Wind

Rainbow Beach has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (57.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (67.8%).

Wind in Rainbow Beach is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 17.7 knots (20.3 MPH or 32.7 KPH) is considered “a fresh breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 25.7 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Rainbow Beach.

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 15.9 Significant breeze 21.8 Strong breeze
Feb 17.3 Strong breeze 23 Very strong breeze
Mar 17.7 Strong breeze 23.1 Strong breeze
Apr 16.4 Significant breeze 22 Very strong breeze
May 14.8 Significant breeze 20.5 Strong breeze
Jun 14.2 Significant breeze 20.1 Strong breeze
Jul 14.2 Significant breeze 20.1 Strong breeze
Aug 13.3 Significant breeze 19.3 Strong breeze
Sep 13.5 Significant breeze 19.8 Strong breeze
Oct 13.6 Significant breeze 20 Strong breeze
Nov 13.3 Significant breeze 19.7 Strong breeze
Dec 14.8 Significant breeze 21.2 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.3%
Feb 67.8%
Mar 66.7%
Apr 66.2%
May 61.3%
Jun 63%
Jul 58.1%
Aug 57.9%
Sep 60.1%
Oct 60.4%
Nov 62.5%
Dec 64.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Rainbow Beach?

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 Rainbow Beach, 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 Rainbow Beach 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 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 Rainbow Beach Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83.3°F (28.5°C) and 71.1°F (21.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 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 moderate precipitation with 3 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Rainbow Beach, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 83.2°F (28.4°C) and 72.5°F (22.5°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 Rainbow Beach to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85°F (29.4°C) and 82.7°F (28.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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