Gold Coast, Queensland Main Beach, Gold Coast – Image courtesy Bruce Miller/CSIRO

Gold Coast weather in January

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.


Gold Coast – January Weather Averages

Ave Temp (°C) Temperature icon  25°C (77°F)
Ave High Temp (°C) Temperature icon  29°C (84°F)
Ave Low Temp (°C) temperature icon  20°C (68°F)
Sunshine (Hrs daily) sun icon  8 hours per day
Daylight (Hrs daily) 14  14 hours per day
Comfort Level Moderately hot icon  Moderate heat & 68% humidity
UV Index 11  Extreme
Days with some Rain umbrella icon  13 days
Ave Rainfall (mm) rain cloud  178mm
Sea Temp (°C) swimming icon  26°C (79°F)
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Gold Coast – Monthly Review

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Best time to visit the Gold Coast

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.

Gold Coast Weather Overview


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.


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Latest update: Gold Coast Weather in January: 14 December, 2018


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