As its name suggests, Surfers Paradise delivers idyllic weather conditions with warm, sunny days, providing the perfect setting for whatever you have planned during your visit, be that beach, attractions, dining or shopping.

Summer - December, January and February
Where the beach is the place to be!

A Gold Coast summer can last forever! With our warmest temperatures recorded as early as November, and extending far into April, Surfers Paradise is favoured with a warm climate most year round. In the official summer months, expect highs averaging 28ºC – 32ºC with overnight still often in the high teens and low twenties. First on your packing list should be swimmers or togs for the beach.  Don't forget a hat and lots of sunscreen, as the UV factor can be high at this time of year. 

Average High temp: 30ºC
Average Sunrise: 5:00 am
Average Sunset: 7:00 pm

Autumn - March, April and May
Late nights and warm days

Surfers Paradise is a great autumn holiday destination. Temperatures are still in the twenties, so expect warm days, but slightly cooler nights. Water temperatures are still high enough to swim comfortably, so don't forget to pack your swimmers. If you're planning on spending time at the beach, remembers to bring all the slip, slop slap necessities – hat, sunscreen, t-shirt and sunglasses are still a must, even in the autumn months.

Average High temp: 25ºC
Average Sunrise: 6:00 am
Average Sunset: 5:30 pm

Winter - June, July and August
Looking for an alternative to the beach? Head into the Surfers Paradise Precinct!

Even in winter, Surfers Paradise's coldest temperatures rarely go below ten degrees overnight, and can be as high as 21ºC most days. Be sure to pack jackets so you can enjoy the 5 o'clock sunset, and continue your day after dark. Jeans and a light jacket are generally all you'll need to stay warm if you're in the shade or a bit of wind during the day.

Ocean temperatures are a little cooler in winter, but many hotels and resorts keep the pool heaters on all year round, so make sure you pack your swimmers for those warm winter days. Even in winter it's important to be sun smart, so be sure to continue using sun screen.

Average High temp: 21ºC
Average Sunrise: 6:30 am
Average Sunset: 5:15 pm

Spring - September, October and November
Cool evenings and warm days

Spring provides a unique weather climate, where the temperature is rising but the rains are not yet ready to fall. Spring also brings longer days, with the sun lasting from 5am to 6pm, ensuring you can make the most of your time in Surfers Paradise. During the day, keep up the sunscreen as you're out and about – the weather is perfect for beach activities in spring, as temperatures average a comfortable 25ºC.

Average High temp: 25ºC
Average Sunrise: 5:00 am
Average Sunset: 6:00 pm

Whether you're a local or just visiting, if you're here during our summer season you will most likely experience our tropical stormy afternoons and evenings. The best way to stay updated with weather alerts and information is by visiting the BOM website.