The best times to visit Surfers Paradise for ideal weather are

April 9th to November 18th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Surfers Paradise Travel Info

Weather in Surfers Paradise


Average temperatures in Surfers Paradise vary somewhat. 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 Surfers Paradise, the hottest months are January, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 86°F (30°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.3°F (21.8°C) at night.

Surfers Paradise Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Surfers Paradise 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.

Surfers Paradise Perceived Temperature (F)


Surfers Paradise Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Surfers Paradise 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 84.8 77.1 70.9
Feb 84.3 76.5 70.3
Mar 82.9 75.2 68.9
Apr 79.5 70.8 63.4
May 75.1 66 58.3
Jun 70.7 62 54.4
Jul 70.1 60.5 51.8
Aug 72.7 62.6 53.1
Sep 76 66.4 57.6
Oct 78.6 69.3 61.4
Nov 81 72.9 66.3
Dec 82.9 74.8 68.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.3 25.1 21.6
Feb 29.1 24.7 21.3
Mar 28.3 24 20.5
Apr 26.4 21.6 17.4
May 23.9 18.9 14.6
Jun 21.5 16.7 12.4
Jul 21.2 15.8 11
Aug 22.6 17 11.7
Sep 24.4 19.1 14.2
Oct 25.9 20.7 16.3
Nov 27.2 22.7 19.1
Dec 28.3 23.8 20.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Surfers Paradise 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 mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

When can you find snow in Surfers Paradise? 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 Surfers Paradise.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Surfers Paradise (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 25% 0 7.2
Feb 35% 0 7.3
Mar 27% 0 6
Apr 25% 0 6.6
May 21% 0 4.1
Jun 19% 0 3.7
Jul 13% 0 2.1
Aug 9% 0 2.6
Sep 14% 0 2
Oct 16% 0 3.5
Nov 20% 0 3.8
Dec 26% 0 6.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 25 0 18.3
Feb 35 0 18.5
Mar 27 0 15.2
Apr 25 0 16.8
May 21 0 10.4
Jun 19 0 9.4
Jul 13 0 5.3
Aug 9 0 6.6
Sep 14 0 5.1
Oct 16 0 8.9
Nov 20 0 9.7
Dec 26 0 16


Humidity and Wind

Surfers Paradise has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (57.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (69%).

Wind in Surfers Paradise is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by February and March. January’s average wind speed of around 12.2 knots (14.1 MPH or 22.7 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 19.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Surfers Paradise.

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 12.2 Significant breeze 17.7 Strong breeze
Feb 12.1 Significant breeze 18 Strong breeze
Mar 12.1 Significant breeze 17.4 Strong breeze
Apr 10.4 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
May 9.2 Gentle breeze 14.6 Strong breeze
Jun 9.2 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Jul 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.3 Strong breeze
Aug 9.4 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Sep 10.1 Gentle breeze 16.3 Strong breeze
Oct 11 Significant breeze 17.3 Strong breeze
Nov 10.9 Gentle breeze 16.7 Strong breeze
Dec 11.3 Significant breeze 17.4 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68.9%
Feb 69%
Mar 67.5%
Apr 65.5%
May 63.6%
Jun 63.9%
Jul 58.1%
Aug 57.3%
Sep 61.4%
Oct 63.4%
Nov 68.3%
Dec 68.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Surfers Paradise?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Surfers Paradise, QL, 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 Surfers Paradise 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

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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. 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 Surfers Paradise Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 84.2°F (29°C) and 72.7°F (22.6°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 slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

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 3 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Surfers Paradise, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 82.6°F (28.1°C) and 73.7°F (23.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Surfers Paradise to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86°F (30°C) and 82.3°F (27.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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