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

Clouds
19°
overcast clouds

Sunshine Coast Weather Forecast

Wednesday

1am
Clouds
13°
4am
Clouds
12°
7am
Clouds
13°
10am
Clouds
20°
1pm
Clouds
23°
4pm
Clouds
21°
7pm
Clouds
16°
10pm
Clouds
16°

Thursday

1am
Clouds
16°
4am
Clouds
15°
7am
Rain
15°
10am
Rain
17°
1pm
Rain
17°
4pm
Rain
18°
7pm
Rain
15°
10pm
Clouds
15°

Friday

1am
Clouds
14°
4am
Clouds
14°
7am
Rain
15°
10am
Rain
18°
1pm
Clouds
18°
4pm
Clouds
19°
7pm
Clouds
17°
10pm
Rain
16°

Saturday

1am
Rain
16°
4am
Rain
16°
7am
Clouds
15°
10am
Clouds
19°
1pm
Clouds
19°
4pm
Clouds
19°
7pm
Clouds
17°
10pm
Clouds
17°
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