Brisbane enjoys a subtropical climate and experiences sunshine throughout the year. Winter, which lasts from June to September, is generally mild and dry while summer can get more humid but is still manageable with some nice warm breezes present.
Pack light clothing when travelling to Brisbane during warmer seasons. Consider also packing a raincoat and umbrella.
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June to August typically offer mild temperatures with no rain in Brisbane – ideal conditions for outdoor activities like cycling, kayaking and exploring the Brisbane Riverwalk.
An ideal time to visit is now for food and wine festivals as well as the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka). Temperatures are pleasant with low humidity levels and an enjoyable breeze providing cooling relief.
Autumn in Brisbane is a delight, with temperatures dropping between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius and humidity being greatly reduced. This makes autumn the ideal season to explore New Farm Park, City Botanic Gardens or South Bank; or relax by the water at South Bank. Autumn also marks an ideal opportunity to visit Brisbane beaches as the water warms up gradually reducing summer crowds; bring along light jacket, hat, sunscreen and plenty of fluids as you may see whales swimming off-shore!
Spring shoulder season between autumn and summer can be an ideal time to visit Brisbane, with hot and humid summer conditions beginning to dissipate while accommodation and travel prices drop from their winter peak. Plus, this time is when many jacaranda trees bloom brilliantly transforming streets and parks into magnificent displays of purple blooms!
Water temperatures remain warm enough for swimming throughout most of the year. A visit during summer can often bring light rain showers that dissipate quickly.
The chart above displays the number of hours per day during which various forms of precipitation such as rain, snow and sleet occur, such as rain, snow or sleet. The darker its hue is, the greater is its chance of precipitation occurring; this chart represents averages for all sites within a region; individual sites may differ due to factors like wind direction and local terrain features such as topography.
Summer heat in Toronto can be unbearably humid. At this time of year, the UV index peaks and sunburn is common – however there are numerous indoor attractions to keep visitors cool.
Brisbane boasts more than just museums, art galleries, restaurants and cafes; it also has an exciting nightlife scene. Visit many bars and clubs in the city center on a warm evening to visit many bars and clubs there; just remember to dress comfortably if visiting during cooler seasons with a light jacket or sweater for colder temperatures.
Winter (December to February) is mild and dry, offering ideal conditions for sightseeing and outdoor recreation. Additionally, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) offer pleasant visits – temperatures remain hot but humidity and rainfall levels are lower compared to summer; cities’ parks and gardens blossom beautifully during these periods; also providing opportunities for some of the region’s finest dining.
As summer winds down and school children prepare to return, Brisbane begins to change pace. Temperatures remain warm but humidity levels drop significantly, along with accommodation and travel prices becoming much cheaper.
The muggier period of the year runs from October 31 to April 17 when comfort levels become oppressive or muggy at least 17% of the time.
The dry season of the year extends for 8.1 months from May 1 to November 30, when rain chances are extremely low. A wet day is defined as any 24-hour period in which there is at least 20% chance of rainfall with 0.57-inch (14.4 mm) or greater precipitation; during a wet month (30-35% chance) precipitation; dry month (0%) rain/snowfall probability and wet year 50% rain or snow probability can all apply simultaneously.