Gold Coast weather in October

October is an excellent time to visit the Gold Coast, as the weather continues to get warmer.

You can expect clear, sunny blue skies, low humidity with little or no rainfall and warm to hot temperatures. By late month you may experience occasional early summer storms that occur usually during the late afternoon.

How hot is the Gold Coast in October?
While maximum daytime temperatures in the Gold Coast in October may reach 31°C (88°F), usually they average a high of 25°C (77°F) with low to moderate heat and humidity, falling to an average night-time low of 17°C (62°F).

How sunny is the Gold Coast in October?
There are normally eight hours of bright sunshine each day in the Gold Coast in October – that's around 61% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in October?
Sunrise is around 5am with sunset around 6pm.

How warm is the sea in the Gold Coast during October?
The average sea temperature around the Gold Coast during October is 23°C (73°F).

Does it rain in the Gold Coast in October?
There are usually six days with some rain in the Gold Coast during October; the average rainfall is 87mm.

What to do in the Gold Coast in October?
October is perfect for visiting the numerous theme parks, hinterland rainforests and taking whale watching tours – humpback whales are heading south with their calves.

Don’t miss the Ironmen and Ironwomen competitions in mid-October and then pick a good spot to watch the V8 super cars racing around the Gold Coast street circuit.

Local holidays?
King's Birthday – 3rd October.

School holidays in other states see interstate visitors to the Gold Coast continue until mid-month, with an increase in the price of flights and accommodation during this time.

Gold Coast weather in October

Temperature icon High Temp: 25°C (77°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 17°C (62°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 8 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 13 hours per day
rain cloud Rainfall: 87mm per month
umbrella icon Wet Days: 6 days with some rain
Low heat icon Comfort Level: Low heat & 66% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Very high
swimming icon Sea Temp: 23°C (73°F)
Gold Coast, Queensland

Note: Meteorological data for the Gold Coast is based on weather statistics gathered for the period 1992 to 2020, and is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) at the closest weather station, Gold Coast Seaway. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

Best time to visit the Gold Coast

Anytime. The Gold Coast receives more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

Summer, from December to February, is generally the most popular time of year, even though humidity is relatively high and you can expect the occasional storm.

Autumn and spring are more pleasant with less humidity and still plenty of sunshine, while winter is pleasantly mild to warm with little-to-no rain.

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Latest update: Gold Coast Weather in October: 29 September, 2023

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