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

Clear
26°
clear sky

Sunshine Coast Weather Forecast

Thursday

1am
Clouds
20°
4am
Clouds
20°
7am
Clouds
24°
10am
Clouds
34°
1pm
Clouds
38°
4pm
Rain
24°
7pm
Clear
22°
10pm
Clear
20°

Friday

1am
Clouds
20°
4am
Clouds
20°
7am
Clouds
21°
10am
Clouds
25°
1pm
Clouds
24°
4pm
Clouds
23°
7pm
Clouds
19°
10pm
Clouds
19°

Saturday

1am
Clouds
19°
4am
Rain
18°
7am
Clouds
21°
10am
Clouds
23°
1pm
Clouds
23°
4pm
Clouds
22°
7pm
Clouds
19°
10pm
Clouds
16°

Sunday

1am
Clouds
16°
4am
Clouds
17°
7am
Clouds
20°
10am
Clouds
23°
1pm
Clouds
28°
4pm
Clouds
26°
7pm
Clear
19°
10pm
Clouds
18°

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)