Brisbane enjoys a subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild winters. As it lies within the cyclone belt, Brisbane remains vulnerable to tropical cyclones.
Brisbane is home to many attractions, from its city center and South Bank Parklands along the river to City Botanic Gardens and Mount Coot-tha. Furthermore, many shopping centres and factory outlets can be found here.
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Northern hemisphere summer begins around June 20 or 21 when the summer solstice occurs and ends with vernal or spring equinox which typically falls around March or April due to Earth’s tilted axis facing toward the sun.
Summer marks an increase in solar UV radiation and sunburn is possible if not protected with sunscreen and a hat. Furthermore, it brings hotter weather than normal with bushfires ravaging vast swaths of land across the landscape.
Australia’s summer season can vary widely between coast and inland regions, from hot and sunny on the coast to cold and wet conditions inland. Tourist attractions like Koala Sanctuary and Moreton Island are particularly popular during this period – however visitors should bring plenty of sunscreen because the climate varies widely throughout its vast territory.
Autumn marks a time for harvest and release, both within nature and our own lives. Tree leaves change color to vibrant orange and red hues during this season while fruit ripens and falls from others – not to mention many festivals taking place!
Brisbane is a subtropical city characterized by hot and humid summers and mild winters, with the average temperature being 24degC but reaching up to 30degC on occasion. Thunderstorms tend to strike throughout the summer season.
This year’s autumn weather in Australia is anticipated to be wetter than average due to La Nina, an ocean climate driver which pushes warm waters closer to Australia, increasing moisture. However, according to BOM announcement, La Nina event has now passed and neutral ENSO conditions should prevail throughout autumn and into winter.
Subtropical Brisbane enjoys year-round warm and sunny conditions. However, during Summer thunderstorms and flooding are common.
Autumn is an ideal time to visit Brisbane as humidity levels are generally low and temperatures usually range between the mid-20’s to high-20’s, as well as having few cloudy days compared to other seasons.
Winter and early spring months tend to be the driest, though occasional periods of rainfall do occur. While it rarely snows in Brisbane, inland areas sometimes experience frosty mornings requiring warm clothing and an umbrella just in case. Temperatures usually remain between mid-20s to low-20s with westerly winds increasing your chance of frost formation; sea temperature also tends to be cooler compared with summer. Swimming should still be safe but sun protection should be worn if swimming for prolonged periods.
Spring in Brisbane runs from April to May, with temperatures remaining comfortable yet slightly cooler than during other seasons. Tourism numbers increase during this season so be sure to book flights and accommodation early to avoid disappointment!
La Nina weather patterns that caused floods in Queensland and NSW this year appear likely to return, according to Mr How. A negative Indian Ocean Dipole should bring wet conditions across Western Australia while La Nina will provide above average rainfall across Eastern Australia.
The Southern Annular Mode (SAM) is forecast to remain negative through most of July and August, which should increase cold front activity and precipitation across western NSW, south-east Victoria, Tasmania, while decreasing rainfall over southern WA and Queensland. We may experience more thunderstorms towards October; however this rain shouldn’t lead to widespread flooding or damage.