Weather in Brisbane

Brisbane Lightning

If you’re thinking of visiting Brisbane and you’d like to check on the weather, try these links:

Australian Bureau of Meterology

Our Brisbane

Generally, Dec, Jan and Feb are our hottest months. This is when we get the big summer storms and it can be quite humid. This is the best time to head to the beaches on the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane’s north, and the Gold Coast to the south. Brisbane’s coastal suburbs and villages border Moreton Bay and these areas have cooling breezes and sheltered beaches, which are great for families with young children. The islands of Moreton Bay such as North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island are also popular spots with locals and visitors in the summer months. In the city there’s Southbank which has Australia’s only inner city beach, along with extensive parklands and plenty of places for alfresco dining.

June, July and Aug are the winter months and we mostly have clear blue skies.  It can be cold overnight and in the mornings, but by midday, long sleeves are often enough to keep you warm. This is a great time to explore the natural areas on Brisbane’s doorstep. Mt Coot-tha in the city’s west has plenty of walking tracks and is only 15 minutes by car from the CBD. It’s also the home of the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.

The other months during spring and autumn are wonderful in Brisbane.  It’s still warm enough to swim and eat alfresco in the evenings, but the summer heat has passed. A lot of the city’s festivals are held during these mild months.

About Dianne McLay

Australian writer, author and photographer. Author of 3 guidebooks: Brisbane's Best Bush, Bay & City Walks -- Best of Brisbane guide book -- Best Village & Coastal Walks of the Sunshine Coast. Photographer for "Building Brisbane's History - the fascinating stories behind the city's most notable buildings and structures" Editor of
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