Best time to visit Noosa Heads

Anytime: Noosa is a year-round destination.

For hot-weather activities, the best time to visit Noosa is from mid-December to mid-March; and anytime from mid-September to late-April is good for a range of outdoor activities.

Noosa Heads weather

Noosa has a temperate climate: summers are warm and partly cloudy; winters are cool and mostly clear; rainfall occurs year-round.

Noosa is known for its mild climate with an average annual temperature of 25°C (77°F).

Summer, from December to February, averages 27°C (80°F), with high humidity and the occasional rain shower.

Autumn, from March through May, enjoys warm weather with humid conditions at around 70 per cent. Although temperatures are slightly cooler, the weather is still warm enough to swim.

Winter, from June to August, is the coldest time of year, with an average temperature of 20°C (68°F).

Spring, from September to November, brings clear skies, minimal rainfall, warm temperatures and the perfect weather for enjoying the beaches and national parks.

Water temperature ranges from 20°C (68°F) in winter to 26°C (78°F) in summer.

What is the best month to visit Noosa?
September, October and November are the best months to visit Noosa, since the weather is hot and sunny with minimal rainfall and good conditions for water sports.

The months of April and May are a good alternative.

Which is the hottest month in Noosa?
The hottest time of year in Noosa is normally January, with an average high temperatures of 29°C (84°F) with moderate heat and humidity and a low of 22°C (71°F).

However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature may climb to around 31°C (87°F). Brief, torrential showers and thunderstorms are common in summer.

The warm season lasts from late-November to late-March, with an average daily high temperature above 27°C (80°F).

Which month is the coldest in Noosa?
July is the usually the coldest month of the year, with an average high temperature of 21°C (69°F) and a night-time low of 11°C (51°F).

The cool season lasts from June through August, with an average daily high temperature below 22°C (71°F).

When is it sunniest in Noosa?
The sunniest time of year in Noosa is normally September with nine hours of bright sunshine per day – that's around 75% of daylight hours.

What is the humidity in Noosa?
Noosa experiences seasonal variation in humidity, with approximate average relative humidity calculated at between 59% – 71% over the course of the year.

What do the humidity conditions feel like in Noosa?
We derive the humidity comfort level – what conditions feel like – from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Meteorologists agree that dew point temperature is a more consistant indication of 'absolute humidity' than relative humidity, which fluctuates with temperature. 

The average annual dew point in Noosa is 16°C (61°F), and varies over the course of the year from comfortable at 10°C (50°F) to somewhat muggy and uncomfortable at 21°C (70°F).

The more humid time of year lasts from mid-October through April, when you can expect the comfort level to be muggy at least 20% of the time.

The month with the most muggy days in Noosa is January, with around 24 days that are muggy or worse.

June through September is generally comfortable, with less than two days in any month that are muggy.

When is the sea warmest in Noosa?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Noosa in February when the water temperature reaches 26°C (78°F), which is pleasant for swimming.

The time of year with warmer water lasts from late-December to early-April, with an average temperature above 25°C (77°F), which is warm enough for swimming.

You can expect cooler water lasts from late-June through September, with an average temperature below 22°C (71°F), which is cool for swimming.

Which month has the most rain in Noosa?
March is usually the wettest month in Noosa with 176mm (7in) of rainfall on average, distributed across 14 days.

You can expect some rainfall throughout the year in Noosa. The rainy season lasts from late-October to early-June, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day.

The drier season lasts from early-June to late-October. The month with the least rainfall is September, with an average of 55mm (2in).

What is the windiest month in Noosa Heads?
February is the windiest month of the year, with an average hourly wind speed of 16 kilometres per hour (10 mph; 8.6 knots).

January through to April are usually the windiest months in Noosa Heads, with average wind speeds of more than 15 kilometres per hour (9 mph; 8 knots).

Mid-April to late-December experiences less wind. The calmest month of the year in Noosa Heads is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 14 kilometres per hour (8.7 mph; 7.6 knots).

The predominant wind direction in Noosa Heads varies throughout the year: the wind is most often from the south from early-May to mid-August; before a change from the east until September, and also from October to May. From September to October the wind is most often from the north.

Noosa Heads Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
29 29 28 26 23 21 21 22 24 25 27 28
Average low temperature (°C)
22 22 21 18 15 12 11 11 14 17 20 21
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
8 8 8 8 7 6 7 8 9 9 9 8
Average daily daylight (hrs)
13 13 12 11 11 10 10 11 12 13 13 14
Comfort level – heat
Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon
Comfort level – humidity (#muggy days)
24 24 20 10 4 0 0 0 2 6 12 20
Average dew point temperature (°C)
21 21 20 17 14 12 10 11 14 16 18 20
Average relative humidity (%)
70 71 69 68 65 63 59 59 63 66 67 69
UV Index (max)
11+ 11+ 11 8 5 4 4 6 8 10 11+ 11+
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
10 12 14 11 10 9 7 5 6 8 7 10
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
146 162 176 128 126 100 58 26 29 82 78 133
Average wind speed (km/h)
15 16 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Average sea temperature (°C)
26 26 26 25 23 22 21 20 21 22 23 25
Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Holiday seasons

High season: December to January and March to April are Noosa's top holiday season when bookings should be made in advance.
Shoulder season: October to December, February to March.
Low season: April to September.

Holiday periods are typically based around school holidays, with availability and prices fluctuating accordingly.

Source: Meteorological data for Noosa Heads is based on weather statistics gathered for the 27-year period 1996 to 2024 by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) from the closest weather station: Tewantin RSL Park, located 6km (4mi) west of Noosa Heads.

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.

Latest update: Best time to visit Noosa, Sunshine Coast: 11 May, 2024

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