The Brisbane Forecast – Bruising Cold Across Southern Queensland

Brisbane City

Queenslanders are experiencing cold snap, with apparent temperatures in many parts of the state falling drastically and Brisbane experiencing its coldest morning of the year.

Now that school uniforms have returned, Queensland can relax as heat and humidity begin to lessen – but that won’t be all – the cooling is only just beginning!


The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning about a system expected to form Tropical Cyclone Kirrily and bring with it gale-force winds and heavy rainfall across Queensland. A severe weather alert is in effect for residents between Ayr and St Lawrence as this system moves south toward Queensland’s coastline.

Brisbane in autumn is an ideal city for visitors, as temperatures are warm enough to enjoy its beaches without being so intense as to cause discomfort. Furthermore, days are still sunny throughout the day providing an ideal opportunity to discover Brisbane’s parks and green spaces.

Winter in Brisbane may be mild, but bringing extra layers can be beneficial if you plan to be out at night. As it’s bushfire season in Australia, it’s also wise to stay informed of warnings and take precautionary steps – hat, sunglasses and sunscreen should always be in your purse or wallet when out and about.


Summer temperatures can reach the mid 30s Celsius, with high levels of humidity. To be prepared when visiting South Bank lagoon, beach or North Stradbroke Island in summer it’s advisable to pack sun-protective clothing, including sun hat and sunscreen; wildfire season should also be taken seriously by paying attention to local warnings.

From March to May, temperatures begin to moderate while rainfall recedes, making this period an excellent time for travel to Brisbane as temperatures allow enough water to be safely navigated for swimming without the oppressive heat becoming overwhelming. Overnight temperatures may drop as low as 10degC; thus it would be wise to pack an umbrella or light jacket just in case temperatures drop further at night.

September to November offers mild temperatures with plenty of sunshine – perfect conditions to explore Brisbane’s parks and green spaces, view purple jacaranda flowers blooming, as well as whale migration across Moreton Bay. At night it can get cool; therefore a light jacket should always be carried when venturing out at night.


An intense cold snap has hit southern Queensland, with Brisbane experiencing its coldest morning of 2018. Lloyd Castle is keeping track of how much rainfall falls at his suburban Brisbane farm and has provided it to the Bureau of Meteorology.

A trough is currently moving across South East Queensland and the Bureau has issued warnings of heavy rainfall and potential flash flooding in coming days.

At first, the day started off cloudy and rainy, but as time progressed the sun finally made an appearance and broke through the clouds.

Winter in Brisbane can be an enjoyable visit – though nights can become quite cool. While days remain sunny, the heat and humidity have decreased considerably. A light jacket is always recommended when venturing out at this time of year in Brisbane; otherwise you could visit its beaches, North Stradbroke Island, and rugby matches!


Brisbane’s subtropical climate enables it to experience hot, humid summer days while remaining mild and temperate throughout autumn, winter, and spring – making it an attractive year-round travel destination.

A weak high pressure system over SEQLD will bring sunny skies with light winds. Later in the day, winds will shift north-northwesterly under 10 knots while sea levels will stay under 0.5 metres.

When visiting in summer, it is essential to bring sun-protective clothing such as hats and sunglasses for sun safety. Also drinking plenty of water throughout the day while staying out of direct midday sun. Finally using sunscreen with at least 30 SPF.

An expected tropical low is expected to form off Queensland’s far north coast by Wednesday morning and become a tropical cyclone by Thursday. As it moves across Queensland it may weakened into a tropical depression but could still produce heavy rainfall across central and southern parts of Queensland – Lloyd Castle’s farm usually receives slightly more precipitation than desert environments but whatever falls he records and shares it with BOM.