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.
Rainbow Beach Travel Guide
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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)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Rainbow Beach (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
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.
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||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|
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
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.