January is a good time to visit the Gold Coast, despite the hot and humid rainy season.
You can expect clear, sunny skies and high humidity for most days with the occasional tropical storm in the late afternoon or early evening. Be prepared for thunder, lightning and heavy rainfall. It’s best to carry an umbrella or rain jacket.
January is the hottest month in Gold Coast with an average temperature of 25°C (77°F).
This is the peak summer season on the Gold Coast – flights and hotel rooms need to be booked well in advance.
January is a great time to enjoy the region’s theme parks and beaches, go surfing or simply relaxing by the swimming pool. Australia Day is celebrated on January 26.
|Ave Temp (°C)||25°C (77°F)|
|Ave High Temp (°C)||29°C (84°F)|
|Ave Low Temp (°C)||20°C (68°F)|
|Sunshine (Hrs daily)||8 hours per day|
|Daylight (Hrs daily)||14||14 hours per day|
|Comfort Level||Moderate heat & 68% humidity|
|Days with some Rain||13 days|
|Ave Rainfall (mm)||178mm|
|Sea Temp (°C)||26°C (79°F)|
|Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|› January||› February||› March||› April|
|› May||› June||› July||› August|
|› September||› October||› November||› December|
The best time to visit the Gold Coast is anytime. Summer (December to February) is generally the most popular time, even though humidity is relatively high and you can expect the occasional storm.
Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia.
Latest update: Gold Coast Weather in January: 14 December, 2018
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