brisbane weather

Brisbane weather can vary between hot and muggy in summertime and dry and mild during winter, with humidity levels at its highest between June and October.

An inland trough and humid air mass over much of Queensland have caused rain, showers and thunderstorm activity that is forecast to last through Christmas Day.

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Spring in Brisbane offers ideal conditions, with warm and dry conditions allowing visitors to explore its parks and botanical gardens while attending popular events like Wildlands Dance Music Festival in late December or Paniyiri Greek Festival in May.

Summer in Brisbane is its hottest season and busiest beach season, while parklands precincts bloom with flowers at this time. Unfortunately, it’s also stinger season on the Great Barrier Reef so full body wetsuits should be worn to prevent being stingered by sea creatures.

Autumn in Brisbane can be an enchanting time of year, as temperatures are warm yet humidity levels remain manageable. Autumn provides visitors with an excellent opportunity to take advantage of all sorts of outdoor activities – including visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or embarking on a river cruise – at great discounts as this is not peak tourist season. Hotels prices also tend to be cheaper during autumn compared to peak tourist seasons such as June through August.


Brisbane experiences hot and humid temperatures during December-February; this period can also see tropical cyclones strike the city.

By April, the temperatures begin to gradually cool down and you can begin enjoying sunny beach days or exploring fresh-produce markets, and meet koalas at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Though afternoon storms still occasionally happen – they provide much-needed relief from the heat!

Autumn (March to May) and winter (September to November) offer ideal sightseeing conditions; temperatures are comfortably warm while humidity levels remain low, providing ideal conditions for exploration of sights such as mauve jacarandas, golden silky oaks and red poincianas. You’ll also avoid crowds at beaches and theme parks while city night temperatures can drop significantly, making these seasons great times to travel!


Brisbane’s autumn season is an extraordinary spectacle of vibrant color. As temperatures cool off and humidity decreases, deciduous trees paint an unforgettable panorama of vibrant reds, burnished golds and vibrant orange hues that delight.

Autumn is also the ideal season for hiking and experiencing nature, as you can stroll through one of Melbourne’s many gorgeous parks or gardens, all boasting vibrant autumn foliage. Roma Street Parkland and New Farm Park provide picturesque scenic strolls that will leave you mesmerized by Mother Nature.

Spring and autumn are great times to experience Brisbane as temperatures are comfortable yet not unbearably hot, humidity levels have decreased and accommodation rates and travel prices begin to come down from their summer highs. To protect yourself further it’s advisable to pack sunscreen and a hat, as sunburns can occur more easily during these seasons.


As temperatures cool during the winter season, visitors and locals alike bundle up warm layers. While swimming in the ocean may not be an option, winter provides an excellent time for outdoor activities and events like whale watching and attending Royal Queensland Show (Ekka). Running enthusiasts also relish this time as Brisbane Marathon occurs annually as well as football fans watching State of Origin matches or rugby league fixtures.

As heat and humidity begin to fade away, average temperatures start rising gradually while rainy days decrease significantly – this makes autumn an excellent season for families and couples who wish to experience Brisbane without its summer crowds.