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Best time to visit Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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The best time to visit Brisbane is April

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, April is the best time to go to Brisbane.

The very hottest temperatures in Brisbane get to around 30℃ (87℉) in the height of summer. In the colder months such as July, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 13℃ (55℉).

The days are longest in Brisbane in November, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. On average it rains the most days in March, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Brisbane below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

November

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Brisbane seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Brisbane as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Brisbane is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Brisbane

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Brisbane for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Brisbane climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Brisbane for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Brisbane in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brisbane in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Brisbane in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brisbane in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Brisbane in March

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 89mm (4") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brisbane in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Brisbane in April

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brisbane in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Brisbane in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brisbane in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Brisbane in June

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brisbane in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Brisbane in July

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brisbane in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Brisbane in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 9 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brisbane in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Brisbane in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brisbane in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Brisbane in October

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brisbane in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Brisbane in November

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brisbane in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Brisbane in December

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brisbane in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Brisbane is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (82℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Brisbane is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Brisbane is generally around March, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of March too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Brisbane, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in November are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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