Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Queensland Australia

We show the climate in Queensland by comparing the average weather in 3 representative places: Brisbane, Cairns, and Mount Isa.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Queensland

Average High and Low Temperature in QueenslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F100°F100°F714984687663887775499774NowNowBrisbaneBrisbaneCairnsCairnsMount IsaMount Isa
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brisbane 84°F83°F81°F78°F73°F69°F68°F71°F75°F78°F80°F82°F
Cairns 88°F87°F86°F84°F81°F78°F77°F79°F82°F84°F86°F87°F
Mount Isa 96°F95°F93°F88°F81°F75°F75°F80°F87°F93°F96°F97°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brisbane 70°F70°F67°F62°F56°F51°F49°F51°F55°F61°F65°F68°F
Cairns 76°F76°F74°F72°F69°F65°F64°F64°F67°F70°F73°F75°F
Mount Isa 75°F75°F72°F66°F58°F51°F49°F52°F59°F67°F72°F74°F

Brisbane

Average Hourly Temperature in BrisbaneJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmcold

Cairns

Average Hourly Temperature in CairnsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarmhothotcool

Mount Isa

Average Hourly Temperature in Mount IsaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoolwarmwarmhothotcoolcomfortablesweltering
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Queensland

Chance of Clearer Skies in QueenslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%886864198534NowNowBrisbaneBrisbaneCairnsCairnsMount IsaMount Isa
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brisbane 69%70%76%75%71%75%83%87%87%78%70%69%
Cairns 20%22%32%47%53%53%58%62%63%60%48%29%
Mount Isa 35%38%52%67%74%77%82%84%84%79%68%46%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Queensland

Daily Chance of Precipitation in QueenslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%37116712311NowNowBrisbaneBrisbaneCairnsCairnsMount IsaMount Isa
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brisbane 9.7d10.0d9.5d8.2d8.1d5.6d4.3d4.6d4.9d6.8d8.6d9.8d
Cairns 17.7d18.1d17.2d14.8d10.8d5.9d5.1d4.7d3.8d4.9d8.6d12.3d
Mount Isa 9.2d8.2d4.7d1.3d1.3d0.9d0.6d0.6d0.9d2.4d5.4d7.6d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Queensland

Average Monthly Rainfall in QueenslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec5 in5 in10 in10 in15 in15 in5.51.316.31.13.8NowNowBrisbaneBrisbaneCairnsCairnsMount IsaMount Isa
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brisbane 4.7″5.5″4.1″3.8″3.6″2.5″1.6″1.5″1.5″2.5″3.6″4.4″
Cairns 13.6″16.3″14.2″8.1″4.4″2.1″1.5″1.2″1.1″1.8″3.5″6.7″
Mount Isa 3.7″3.5″1.9″0.4″0.4″0.3″0.2″0.1″0.2″0.5″1.3″2.7″

Hours of Daylight in Queensland

Hours of Daylight in QueenslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr13.910.413.111.1NowNowBrisbaneBrisbaneCairnsCairnsMount IsaMount Isa
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brisbane 13.6h13.0h12.2h11.4h10.7h10.4h10.6h11.2h12.0h12.8h13.5h13.8h
Cairns 13.0h12.6h12.2h11.7h11.3h11.1h11.2h11.6h12.0h12.5h12.9h13.1h
Mount Isa 13.2h12.8h12.2h11.6h11.1h10.9h11.0h11.4h12.0h12.6h13.1h13.4h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Queensland

Chance of Muggy Conditions in QueenslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%68991350NowNowBrisbaneBrisbaneCairnsCairnsMount IsaMount Isa
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brisbane 19.2d18.0d13.5d5.5d1.5d0.1d0.1d0.1d0.7d3.3d8.5d15.0d
Cairns 30.6d27.8d30.0d25.7d19.1d9.2d5.3d5.4d9.9d18.9d25.7d29.7d
Mount Isa 13.9d13.4d7.9d1.6d0.3d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d1.0d4.3d9.7d

Average Wind Speed in Queensland

Average Wind Speed in QueenslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mph11 mph11 mph10.18.56.610.69.0NowNowBrisbaneBrisbaneCairnsCairnsMount IsaMount Isa
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brisbane 9.810.09.68.98.68.78.78.78.99.49.69.6
Cairns 6.76.77.88.68.48.38.48.27.87.77.26.9
Mount Isa 9.59.19.710.410.310.410.410.510.510.49.89.4

Average Water Temperature in Queensland

Average Water Temperature in QueenslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec66°F66°F68°F68°F70°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°F82°F82°F84°F84°F86°F86°F80688474NaNNowNowBrisbaneBrisbane
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brisbane 79°F79°F78°F76°F73°F71°F69°F68°F69°F72°F75°F77°F
Cairns 84°F84°F83°F81°F78°F76°F74°F75°F76°F79°F81°F83°F

Tourism Score in Queensland

Tourism Score in QueenslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.93.37.73.58.14.4NowNowBrisbaneBrisbaneCairnsCairnsMount IsaMount Isa
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Queensland

Beach/Pool Score in QueenslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.66.82.97.00.6NowNowBrisbaneBrisbaneCairnsCairnsMount IsaMount Isa
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Queensland

Growing Season in QueenslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowBrisbaneBrisbaneCairnsCairnsMount IsaMount Isa
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Queensland

Growing Degree Days in QueenslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FNowNowBrisbaneBrisbaneCairnsCairnsMount IsaMount Isa
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Queensland

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in QueenslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh7.63.37.44.67.7NowNowBrisbaneBrisbaneCairnsCairnsMount IsaMount Isa
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brisbane 7.46.86.04.83.83.43.84.75.96.77.27.5
Cairns 6.25.96.05.74.94.64.95.66.77.37.36.9
Mount Isa 7.27.16.75.95.14.85.15.96.87.57.77.5

This report illustrates the typical weather for Brisbane, Cairns, and Mount Isa year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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