Weather in Brisbane – What’s Hot and Humid?

Brisbane City

Brisbane takes on a golden hue during Autumn as temperatures steadily decrease, although nights remain comfortable despite this. You may require an additional light sweater towards the end of season though.

Summers can be hot and humid, yet beautiful. Visitors should wear sun-protective clothing to safeguard themselves against UV rays.

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Brisbane’s mild spring climate makes for ideal outdoor activities, including jacaranda trees bursting into glorious lilac bloom.

The Bureau of Meteorology projects an unusually hot spring this year, meaning less congestion at city attractions and festivals. This bodes well.

However, it would still be wise to bring along sunscreen and light jacket for evening. Brisbane weather can be unpredictable so checking forecasts regularly is crucial if you wish to plan an itinerary around experiencing all it has to offer – with around 280 days of sunshine per year there’s something special here for every season and budget! Booking early ensures your preferred dates don’t become unavailable as there are hotels all across Brisbane with rates to suit.


Brisbane summer weather can be oppressively hot and humid during December-February months, which may not suit those coming from more temperate environments; days can become steamy quickly with regular morning rainstorms or rolling storms beginning the day off right.

Autumn brings with it relief from heat and humidity, making March, April, and May an excellent time for outdoor sports and events like the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art hosted every third year by Queensland Art Gallery.

Rainfall decreases and temperatures cool off slightly during this warm season with sunny skies most days, making for perfect viewing conditions for mauve jacaranda, golden silky oak, and red poinciana trees. You’ll need a jacket on cooler nights for evening walks though; muggy days do occur but only 17% of the year; otherwise it remains pleasant with dry, temperate air quality – an excellent opportunity to discover Brisbane’s natural wonders during this cool season!


Brisbane Australia experiences pleasant temperatures in autumn that are both warm and sunny without being oppressively humid, making this an ideal time to take advantage of all that Brisbane offers, such as its parks and green spaces, wildlife attractions (such as Koala Sanctuary) and Moreton Island dolphins (moreton Island dolphins). Visitors should bring light summer clothing including hat and sunscreen.

Brisbane experiences highly variable autumn rainfall, from intense downpours to light showers on any given day. On average, though, skies remain either clear or mostly cloudy 87% of the time during this season.

Parts of eastern Australia are experiencing an unprecedented heatwave, with temperatures in Sydney and inland areas like Penrith expected to reach the mid-40s – the first time in over 165 years this has happened during autumn – leading to fire warnings throughout Australia and forecast temperatures over 40C on tomorrow, making for one hot day!


Winter in Brisbane brings warm days with sunny skies and a gentle breeze, and nights with temperatures between 11 and 23 degrees – one of the best times of year to visit Brisbane.

Summer brings with it scorching, muggy weather and frequent thunderstorms that can be unbearably hot if not used to it, yet when combined with an influx of southern tourists and accommodation costs increasing significantly, can become intolerable for some.

Rainfall patterns vary year to year. The solid line depicts average precipitation accumulated over 31-day period centered on each day while the dashed lines show 25th, 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.