Surfers Paradise Weather & Climate

Surfers Paradise is renowned for its year round perfect weather. In fact, there is no ‘bad’ time to visit Surfers Paradise, making it a popular holiday destination. Surfers Paradise weather is characterised by mild winters and warm and sunny summers with ocean breezes providing a welcomed cool, refreshing breeze. The weather in Surfers Paradise is consistently sunny with steady water temperatures that make it ideal for swimming and water activities. After all, it’s not called Surfers Paradise for nothing!

Famous for having some of the world’s best weather, Surfers Paradise boasts a beautiful location as well as an outstanding range of natural attractions, making it a must see destination on any holiday to Queensland. During summer, temperatures average between 19 degrees Celsius to 29 degrees Celsius while the cooler winter temperatures still reach a comfortable 9 degrees Celsius to 21 degrees Celsius.

Home to some of the best beaches in Queensland, Surfers Paradise is especially popular in summer however is also enjoyed by many in winter as well. Although the warmer temperatures and constant sunshine of summer is incredibly enjoyable, it’s also worth noting that the chance of sunburn is very high, particularly for visitors who aren’t used to warmer climates.

Aside from the direct sunlight the water and sand can also reflect sun glare and spending too much time out in the sun unprotected can cause painful skin burns. To ensure you can enjoy your holiday safely and comfortable, its recommended that visitors regularly apply sunscreen, drink lots of water and protect themselves with sunglasses, hats and sensible clothing.

Of course Surfers Paradise weather does experience some rainfall, however these brief and scattered showers are normally at their heaviest from December to April. Occurring during summer and early autumn, these little sun showers are a welcome relief from the warmer weather. The average annual rainfall in Surfers Paradise varies with approximately 7 days in a month during winter and 15 days in a month during summer.

Annual Average Climate

Averages Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall (mm) 180 190 200 130 130 90 70 50 50 80 100 130
Temp (°C) 24 24 23 21 18 15 14 15 17 20 22 23
Min Temp (°C) 20.3 20.5 19.2 16.5 13.4 10.6 9.2 9.8 12.1 15 17.4 19.2
Max Temp (°C) 28.5 28.3 27.6 25.9 23.3 21.2 20.6 21.4 23.3 25.2 26.7 28.1

Annual Average Temperature Graph (°C)

Annual Average Rainfall Graph (mm)