The best times to visit Sunshine Coast for ideal weather are
March 26th to November 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Sunshine Coast Travel Guide
Other Sunshine Coast Travel Info
Weather in Sunshine Coast
Average temperatures in Sunshine Coast vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a chance of rain throughout most 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 Sunshine Coast, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 83.7°F (28.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72°F (22.2°C) at night.
Sunshine Coast Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sunshine 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.
Sunshine Coast Perceived Temperature (F)
Sunshine Coast Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sunshine 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)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sunshine Coast are August, September, and then July. 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 12th.
When can you find snow in Sunshine Coast? 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 Sunshine Coast.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sunshine 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
Sunshine Coast has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (63.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (71.4%).
Wind in Sunshine Coast is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.8 MPH or 12.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 11.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sunshine Coast.
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||6.8||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||6.6||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.3||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.1||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.1||Light breeze||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.9||Barely noticeable||7.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4||Light breeze||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.2||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.3||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.9||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||6.3||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.4||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sunshine Coast?
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 Sunshine Coast, 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 Sunshine Coast 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 Sunshine Coast Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 82.1°F (27.8°C) and 72.5°F (22.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 11 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 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sunshine Coast, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 81.3°F (27.4°C) and 72.7°F (22.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 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 Sunshine Coast to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.7°F (28.7°C) and 81.9°F (27.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.