brisbane weather

Brisbane is situated on Australia’s east coast and enjoys a tropical climate, featuring hot, wet summers and mild, dry winters.

Thunderstorms are expected to sweep through Bayside suburbs on Saturday evening. The SES has received reports of flooding at homes and power outages that need their assistance.

Brisbane’s ocean is at its warmest from November to May.

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Winter in Brisbane tends to be moderately warm, rarely dropping below freezing point. This makes winter an excellent time to visit, with dry, sunny weather that makes for enjoyable sightseeing excursions.

This chart displays the average annual temperature for Brisbane as well as its highest and lowest monthly temperatures throughout each year, along with precipitation counts (rain or snow) by month; highest rainfall total is found in February while lowest amounts occur during October.

Brisbane’s climate is typically dry, with rainfall occurring primarily during the summer months – usually rain or thunderstorms – becoming most prevalent. Subtropical in nature and affected by sea breezes, humidity levels during this season tend to reach very high temperatures that make sightseeing challenging; be sure to bring along sun protection such as sunglasses, hats and/or visors when visiting this season for optimal enjoyment!


Spring from September to November is an ideal time for traveling to Brisbane as temperatures remain mild, humidity is minimal and rainfall minimal. Additionally, this period has less crowds as school holiday seasons have concluded and events like Wildlands and Australian Greek Festival take place during this time.

From October to April is considered to be Brisbane’s muggier period of the year and therefore wintertime is the optimal time for visitors who prefer cooler temperatures but less humidity, as well as reduced risk of thunder storms or flooding.

Summer in Brisbane is the time for outdoor adventures – explore fresh-produce markets, visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or just sip craft beer by the river. Just make sure that you remember your sunscreen! Swimming may be possible during certain times of the day but afternoon thunderstorms or humidity could make the experience less than ideal.


Brisbane’s humid subtropical climate creates a humid and steamy city year-round, and especially so during its high season from December to February when afternoon thunderstorms could occur more frequently (particularly during La Nina years).

But, from November to early January is considered the “low season”, when temperatures are much cooler and there is increased rainfall compared to other months. This makes November-January an excellent time to visit because attractions will be less crowded and prices more reasonable.

At Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and local fresh produce markets, humidity drops a little in June and July compared to its normal levels, creating the ideal atmosphere to explore fresh produce markets or meet wildlife at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Be mindful of night temperatures; bring a jumper or jacket as night temperatures can drop significantly; this month also features half the average rainfall as well as lowest levels of humidity compared with any other month of the year – whilst September starts off delightfully with no humidity whatsoever!


Brisbane may not be known as a hub of autumn festivities, but the season still brings significant changes. From March to May temperatures typically begin to reduce and humidity begins to dissipate.

As you move through the city, it’s easy to spot the bright yellow quaking maples that add an autumn touch and create its distinct golden appearance. Enjoying leafy scenery, exploring museums or taking in live music are great ways to experience Brisbane culture while unwinding under the sun.

No matter the season, Brisbane provides plenty to see and do regardless of your preferred time of visitation. Summer provides warm, sunny temperatures while spring or autumn may provide milder temperatures with less crowds compared to other times of the year. No matter the time of year that you visit though, Brisbane always has something exciting happening!