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Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday island, Queensland, Australia. Author Grizzy Kret. No Copyright
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday island, Queensland, Australia. Author Grizzy Kret

Queensland climate: when to go to Queensland

The climate of Queensland is sub-tropical humid climate with two seasons, a rainy and humid season in summer (October to May) and a relatively dry season between June and October.

The average maximum temperature in Brisbane, ranging between 29°C in January and 20°C in July, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 21°C in January and 9°C in July. The rainy season is from October to May, with greater intensity of rainfall during the months between December and March, the average annual rainfall is 1,200 mm.

North of Brisbane, precipitation intensity increases, the average temperatures are higher, for example, at Cairns maximum average temperatures vary between 31°C in January and 25°C in July, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 23°C in January and 17°C in July, in this area the rainy season is from December to April, with great intensity between January and March, the average annual rainfall is 2,000 mm. This area between November and April can be affected by tropical cyclones.

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Author NASA, by MISR. No Copyright

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Author NASA, by MISR

The temperature of the sea along the coast of Queensland is great for swimming in the sea during all months of the year. It varies between 21 ° C in July and August and 26 ° C in the summer months (January, February and March).

WHEN TO GO TO QUEENSLAND

The best time to visit Queensland are the most dry winter months between June and October.

QUEENSLAND CLIMATE TABLES

BRISBANE (15 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 21,4 30,2 147,9 12,2
February 21,3 30,0 142,5 13,3
March 20,0 29,0 109,2 13,7
April 17,4 27,2 70,8 11,9
May 13,7 24,5 70,4 9,8
June 11,7 21,9 56,1 9,4
July 10,1 21,8 23,7 7,3
August 10,7 23,2 41,2 5,6
September 13,7 25,6 30,4 7,5
October 16,3 27,1 71,4 9,0
November 18,8 28,1 104,6 11,6
December 20,3 29,3 132,7 13,2
YEAR 16,3 26,5 1021,6 124,5
CAIRNS (3 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 23,7 31,5 390,2 18,4
February 23,8 31,2 447,6 18,9
March 23,1 30,6 419,4 19,2
April 21,6 29,3 195,8 17,6
May 19,9 27,6 90,5 13,7
June 17,9 26,0 47,4 9,8
July 17,1 25,7 29,2 9,0
August 17,4 26,6 26,6 7,8
September 18,7 28,1 33,1 7,5
October 20,6 29,5 46,3 8,4
November 22,3 30,7 93,7 10,5
December 23,4 31,4 178,2 13,9
YEAR 20,8 29,0 1999,7 154,7
BRISBANE
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 26
February 26
March 26
April 25
May 24
June 22
July 21
August 21
September 22
October 22
November 24
December 25

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