The Sunshine Coast certainly earns it name with an average of seven hours sunshine a day. The sub-tropical climate is ideal for the beach, alfresco dining and year round activity. Winters are mild and daytime summer temperatures on the coastal region average around 28°C (82F). The hills of the hinterland tend to be a degree or two cooler. Evenings are pleasant with temperatures around 20°C (68F). During the winter months there are clear skies and daytime temperatures average 20°C (68F). Winter brings cool nights and evening temperatures on the coast average 10°C (50F). Light frosts may occasionally occur, especially in the hinterland.
From December to February, the average maximum daily temperate is 28°C (82F) with a minimum of 20°C (68F). Our sub-tropical climate means January to March is the wettest period attracting the odd summer shower. The season remains pleasant enough to enjoy all the activities the Sunshine Coast has to offer: the beach, alfresco dinning, bushwalking, fishing and more.
As summer draws to a close, on the Sunshine Coast, temperatures range from 10°C (50F) to 25°C (77F). The hinterland puts on a beautiful display with the deciduous trees beginning to change their colours, and pleasant evenings bringing a waft of camellias and azalea scent through the air.
The Sunshine Coast is the place to be in winter, with sunny days and temperatures averaging 18°C (64F) - 20°C (68F). The nights are milder yet you can still enjoy the coastline and all of its activities. It’s also a chance to enjoy the smell and warmth of open fires at a cosy B&B in the hinterland.
Spring is magnificent season across the Sunshine Coast with a pleasant 17°C (68F) - 25°C (77F) temperatures. It is one of the most popular times on the Sunshine Coast for residents and holiday makers. The water temperatures make for a refreshing and relaxing segue to winter, a time for reconnecting with loved ones at beachside picnics or adventures in the hinterland.