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A Guide To Gold Coast Average Temperatures

Famous for its sun, sand and surf, the Gold Coast is never short of sunshine throughout the year. Here are the average temperatures on the Gold Coast, Australia with expert recommendations on the best air conditioner temperatures to escape the heat. 

Gold Coast Average Monthly Temperatures

The average temperature in Gold Coast, Australia is 19.9°C degrees Celsius, not accounting for seasonal fluctuations. However, Gold coast monthly temperatures are much more varied. Here’s a breakdown of average Gold Coast temperature by month, with suggestions for ideal air conditioner temperatures to escape the heat. 

Average Winter Temperature Gold Coast

Gold coast winter temperatures are mild with sunny, clear skies, dry weather and cool nights. The average winter temperature for the Gold Coast is between 12.5 – 21.5°C, with the Gold Coast Hinterland slightly cooler than the city. The coldest temperature ever recorded on the Gold Coast occurred in June, with a maximum daytime temperature of 15.6°C and minimum temperature of 2.5°C at night. 

Most experts recommend 18-20°C as the ideal temperature to set your air conditioner’s thermostat in winter. 


The start of winter brings mild chilly weather. Average Gold Coast temperatures in June range from a minimum of 11°C to a maximum of 20°C. The average sea temperature is 21°C. 


July is the coldest month of the year. Even in the heart of winter, the average Gold Coast July temperature offers a balmy maximum of 20°C with a minimum of 9°C in the mornings and evenings. 


Winter draws to a close with August. The average temperatures in Gold Coast Australia in August offer a maximum of 21°C during the day with a minimum of 10°C in the evening. 

Average Spring Temperature Gold Coast

The average spring temperatures on the Gold Coast vary between 16.9°C and 25.4°C. In spring, sunny days are followed by mild warm evenings. The best temperature to set your air conditioner in spring is 18 and 20°C. 


September in the Gold Coast is characterised by average temperatures between 12°C and 23°C with scattered windy days. September is the driest month of the year with an average rainfall of 42 mm. 


October offers idyllic spring weather with average temperatures ranging between 15°C and 25°C. The average sea temperature is 20°C. 


In November, the temperatures are starting to heat up with occasional cool mornings. The average Gold Coast temperature in November ranges between 17°C and 26°C. The average sea temperature is 23°C.

Average Summer Temperature Gold Coast

During summer, the average Gold Coast temperature ranges between 21°C and 28.4°C, but spikes in temperature are not uncommon. If you live on the Gold Coast, experts recommend setting your air conditioner’s thermostat to 25°C to 27°C in summer. 


December brings average Gold Coast temperatures between 19°C and 27°C. The sea temperature is at an average of 23°C. 


January is the warmest month of the year, with warm, oppressively humid nights. The average temperatures in January range from 20°C to 28°C. The average sea temperature is 25°C.


The average temperature in the Gold Coast in February ranges from 20°C to 28°C, so the weather is very warm and humid. The air can feel muggy during this time, with short, tropical storms common in the late afternoon and early evening. February is the wettest month of the year with an average rainfall of 184mm-215 mm. The average sea temperatures hover around 25°C.

Average Autumn Temperature Gold Coast

Autumn on the Gold Coast means cool evenings and gloriously warm, bright sunny days. In autumn, the average Gold Coast temperature ranges between 18°C and 25.7°C. If you live on the Gold Coast, experts recommend setting your air conditioner’s thermostat to 18-20°C to keep your home cool in the autumn months. 


The weather in March offers sunny days with an average top of 27°C, followed by cooler nights around 19°C. The average sea temperature is a warm 23°C.


April marks the middle of autumn and the weather is starting to cool down after the humid heat of summer. In April, the average temperature on the Gold Coast ranges from 16°C to 25°C. The average sea temperature is 23°C. 


The Gold Coast average temperature in May has a top of 22°C and a low of 13°C. The average sea temperature is 21°C.

Gold Coast Highest Temperature

Typically, the Gold Coast highest temperature reaches 35°C to 39°C in summer. The highest temperature ever recorded in the Gold Coast is 40.5°C in January. 

What is the Gold Coast’s Köppen climate classification?

The Gold Coast has a humid subtropical (Cfa) climate according to the Köppen climate classification system. On the Gold Coast, temperatures are consistently warm throughout the year. Summers are hot, humid and wet with frequent thunderstorms. Winters are short and mild with plenty of sunny days. 

Visits to the beach, BBQs and air conditioners have become an essential part of the Gold Coast way of life to escape the year-round heat. 

What is the humidity on the Gold Coast?

The Gold Coast is known for its high humidity, which rarely falls below 65 percent and can soar as high as 75 percent in summer. Months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (70%). The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (55%). 

What is the average ocean temperature on the Gold Coast?

In summer, the average Gold Coast seawater temperature varies between 25.4°C and 27.1°C. In winter, the average water temperature drops to 21.5°C to 22.6°C. In autumn, water temperatures are still warm enough to swim (25.2°C). 

How many days of sunshine does the Gold Coast have per year?

The Gold Coast enjoys approximately 300 days of sunshine per year, making it one of the sunniest places in Australia. 

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