Sunshine Coast Weather & Climate

Aptly named, the Sunshine Coast experiences one of the most ideal climates and highest sunshine levels in the world. Averaging approximately 7 hours of sunshine a day, the seasonal variations are less extreme than those seen in Europe, northern Asia and North America.

Temperatures in the Sunshine Coast are generally warm year round with summer temperatures averaging 17 - 28 degrees Celsius from December to February and autumn temperatures falling between 13 - 25 degrees Celsius from March to May. However the coastal location benefits from cooling sea breezes on warmer days.

The Sunshine Coast's climate remains steady even in the change to winter with temperatures ranging between 7 - 22 degrees Celsius during June to August. Spring is similarly mild with temperatures reaching between 13 - 25 degrees Celsius.

Although the Blackall Range can experience temperatures several degrees cooler than other parts of the Sunshine Coast, there is always the trademark sunny weather to keep the climate enjoyable. The Sunshine Coast's main rainfall occurs in the first few months of the year with an average of 300 mm falling which drops off to an average of just 40 mm throughout the winter months.

Despite minimum temperatures falling in winter, the ocean remains a pleasant 19 degrees Celsius while in summer the ocean is a warm 26 degrees Celsius meaning the beaches are always busy with both locals and tourists alike.

Current Sunshine Coast Weather

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22°
few clouds

Sunshine Coast Weather Forecast

Thursday

1am
Clouds
22°
4am
Clouds
21°
7am
Clouds
22°
10am
Clouds
28°
1pm
Clear
30°
4pm
Clear
27°
7pm
Clear
21°
10pm
Clear
20°

Friday

1am
Clear
19°
4am
Clear
18°
7am
Clear
21°
10am
Clear
28°
1pm
Clear
30°
4pm
Clear
27°
7pm
Clear
20°
10pm
Clear
19°

Saturday

1am
Clear
18°
4am
Clear
17°
7am
Clouds
20°
10am
Clear
28°
1pm
Clear
31°
4pm
Clear
30°
7pm
Clear
22°
10pm
Clear
20°

Sunday

1am
Clear
19°
4am
Clouds
19°
7am
Clouds
21°
10am
Clouds
28°
1pm
Clouds
31°
4pm
Rain
27°
7pm
Rain
21°
10pm
Rain
21°

Monday

1am
Clouds
20°
4am
Clouds
19°
7am
Clouds
21°
10am
Clouds
30°
1pm
Clear
32°
4pm
Rain
28°
7pm
Rain
22°
10pm
Rain
22°
Data from OpenWeatherMap

Sunshine Coast Annual Average Climate

Averages Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall (mm) 170 200 200 170 170 100 80 60 50 80 110 140
Temp (°C) 24 24 23 21 18 15 15 15 18 20 21 23
Min Temp (°C) 21.5 21.2 19.9 17.4 14.9 11.7 10.8 11.6 14 16.5 18.5 20.5
Max Temp (°C) 27.6 27.2 26.4 24.6 22.2 19.8 19.3 20.3 22.3 24.1 25.4 27

Sunshine Coast Annual Average Temperature Graph (°C)

Sunshine Coast Annual Average Rainfall Graph (mm)

Sunshine Coast Packages