Brisbane has experienced an extended drought. No rain is forecasted until this week when a trough moves through, which should bring relief.
Chances of wet days vary throughout the year and can be defined as any day with at least 0.04 inches of liquid precipitation or its equivalent in liquid-equivalent form.
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Brisbane lies at the forefront of Australia’s subtropical climate, and experiences four distinct seasons each year. Summer runs from December until February when temperatures can hit 30 degrees Fahrenheit while humidity levels often lead to waves of thunderstorms.
The warm season marks the start of humpback whale migration along Queensland’s coast, making this an excellent time to visit Gondwana Rainforest with its abundance of ancient plant and animal species that cannot be found elsewhere in the world.
Autumn in Brisbane is an ideal time of year, as temperatures typically range from 15 – 25 degrees and both rainfall and humidity decline significantly. This makes autumn the ideal time for exploring its parks, wildlife refuges, natural beauty spots and school holiday crowds; plus it helps avoid summer school holiday crowds altogether! However, due to lingering heat it is wise to bring a hat, sunscreen, light jacket for added protection!
Summer in Brisbane can be intensely hot and humid with frequent thunderstorms and is the ideal season for premium events like the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka). Temperatures rarely fall below 11degC at night so T-shirts and thongs should still suffice; long sleeves might prove helpful on hikes through nature reserves or walks through stunning sites.
James Feez, manager of a garden centre north of Brisbane, noted business had been relatively stable despite the drought but warned it could soon break. If rain arrives soon there will be problems; otherwise we should be fine until then.
Autumn in Brisbane is an idyllic season for tourists to visit; weather conditions tend to be sunny with a soothing sea breeze and humidity levels remain relatively high but less so than during summer. Foliage begins changing colors at this time as well.
The ocean remains comfortably warm from its summer-heated waters, making it the ideal location for swimming, snorkelling and other beach-based activities.
The dry season lasts 5.2 months with February having the highest probability of wet days. La Nina influences rainfall levels by transporting cooler waters towards Australia and thus increasing rainfall amounts.
Winter in Brisbane is an excellent time to experience its sights and sounds, as the summer heat and humidity have dissipated while it remains warm enough for beach fun without scorching you. Additionally, it offers great opportunities to see some stunning sunsets that Brisbane is famous for: Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Wilson’s Outlook and Lake Moogerah offer prime viewing spots.
Winter brings with it dry conditions that make for ideal walking trails and botanic gardens in local national parks, making this season ideal for visiting them and experiencing all that River City offers. Take a scenic drive around town to take full advantage of all its sights!
The rainier part of the year lasts 5.6 months from October 31 to April 17, with February being particularly wet due to rain or snow showers or both. A “wet day” is defined as any day that receives precipitation – whether alone, snowfall alone, or both combined together.