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Wednesday 20 March
10:20 GMT | 20:20 AEST
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Last updated:

20 Mar
UK Time: 09:00 GMT
Local Time: 19:00 AEST
Partly Cloudy
79°F (26°C)
8mph (13kmh)
  • Sunrise 05:51
  • Sunset 18:00
Temp feels like: 82°F (28°C)
Length of Day: 12h 9m
Pressure: 29.83" (1010 hpa)
Visiblity: 10 miles (16 km)
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Historic Temperatures for 20th March in Brisbane

Average High 79°F (26°C)
Record High 86°F (30°C) (1997)
Average Low 64°F (18°C)
Record Low 63°F (17°C) (1997)

Weather in Brisbane

The city of Brisbane, Australia sits on the southeast coast of Queensland in the northeast of Australia and has a subtropical climate with hot summers, warm winters, and plenty of sunshine year round. As the city is in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are reversed to those in the northern hemisphere, so the hottest part of the year falls around Christmas while the coolest falls between June and August. Brisbane's climate is very similar to the climate in Sao Paolo in Brazil, and is known for its pleasant weather but it sits on the flood plain of Brisbane River which makes it subject to flooding. Dam levels throughout the district fell beneath more than a quarter of their normal capacity and only recently rose to their usual levels.

Over the course of the year, the average temperature ranges between highs of 26 degrees Celsius/79 degrees Fahrenheit to lows of 15 degrees Celsius/59 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall occurs during all the months of the year, with the city experiencing maximum rainfall during February, April, December, January, March and May. The average sun hours lie between a minimum of 9 to a maximum of 11 hours all through the year, with the months of January, February, March and December experiencing maximum sunlight and the months – July, August and September experiencing least sunlight over the year. The average sea temperature remains essentially constant between highs of 26 degrees Celsius and lows of 21 degrees Celsius.

Brisbane experiences a pleasant winter during the months of June, July and August, and around September, spring sets in, and Brisbane experiences a surge in tourist traffic and vacationers visiting the city. The city takes over a new look and basks in the glory of pleasant weather and lush green surroundings. The first signs of summer begin to show in during the month of December. Summers in Brisbane are comfortable and this is when the city takes to the sea shore to enjoy its sunny beach life. While the effects of summer continue until the end of February, fall starts setting in by the end of March. During the season of Autumn, Brisbane takes over a yellow glow, while temperatures start dropping in preparation for the cosy winter ahead.

Summer weather in Brisbane

Summer in Brisbane occurs during the months of December, January and February, and is characterized by comfortable and cosy days, and cool nights. The average high temperature gets up to 29°C and the average low to 21°C for most of the season. It regularly gets into the 30s and the record high is 42°C. With soaring humidity, the heat is sometimes quite uncomfortable. It is sunniest at the start of the season with an average sunlight of nine hours of sunshine per day in December which reduces to eight for the rest of the season. This is Brisbane's wet season and torrential rainfall occurs frequently, usually with high winds, thunder and lightning. Flash floods can develop but once a storm is over the sun usually comes out again. The sea gets warmer and warmer, peaking at 27°C in February.

Holidaymakers tend to target the hottest part of the year, but in Brisbane that is probably not advisable. While summer does see plenty of beautiful weather, the rest of the year offers more comfortable conditions in which to enjoy the city. Summer, from December till February, is hot and sticky with abundant rainfall. In contrast to the rest of Australia, southeast Queensland commonly has the highest percentage of precipitation and humidity during the summer. People travelling from more moderate climates may find summer too hot, particularly on windless days when the high temperature builds up in the valley.

Autumn weather in Brisbane

Brisbane's autumn season occurs during the months of MarchApril and May. Autumn in Brisbane takes over a golden glow and the average high temperature drops from the high 20s at the start of the season to the mid-20s by its end. Nights gradually become more comfortable and by May you might even want a light extra layer. Rainfall lessens in quantity and frequency as the season progresses but heavy showers are still common. Sunshine levels do drop, but even May- Brisbane's gloomiest month of the year; you still see an average of six hours of sunshine per day. The sea remains very warm in the mid-20s.

The autumn climate in Brisbane is quite similar to the summer weather and the atmosphere feels a bit energetic. The ideal time to go on a nature hiking among the city's numerous walking trails and nature parks, the autumn weather is perfect to enjoy a picnic amid the meticulously maintained floral gardens. Brisbane in autumn is brimming with a packed calendar with events, and is a perfect time to enjoy the famous Blue Water festival, to stumble upon Brisbane's laneways, enjoy ice cream at Gelato Messina, to sleep under the stars, and enjoy the true autumn colours.

Winter weather in Brisbane

Brisbane's hinterland (20 minutes from the city) can however become very chilly during the winter, striking lows of 5°C. In the city the average high temperature drops into the low 20s while the average low sits around 10°C. It can still get into the mid-20s but generally it is quite mild, and you will need a sweater at night. Winter, from June till August, is pleasantly warm with cool nights and quite dry. It is pretty sunny with sunshine levels increasing to an average of eight hours per day in August. Rainfall lessens to the odd shower and the sea gets down to 21°C. Towards the end of the season, bushfires have been known to happen.

Brisbane is generally most beautiful in the winters, and features beautiful clear skies, lots of sunshine, and is just perfect for families and vacationers with the numerous fun and low-cost attractions in Brisbane which are even more enjoyable in winter. In winter, Brisbane transforms into a winter wonderland with the famous winter festival, kids attractions at the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, and interesting regional shows and some great local shows.

Spring weather in Brisbane

Winter in Brisbane extends from September till November and the average high temperature creeps up through the mid-20s, reaching 27°C in November, and nights become warm again. Spring in Brisbane is hot and sunny and sunshine levels get up to a fantastic nine hours per day and the sea warms to 24°C by the end of the season. The start of spring sees very little rainfall and so this is when bushfires are most likely. From October the rains return. Late winter and early spring are commonly thought to offer Brisbane's most enjoyable weather due to the absence of rain and extreme heat, and the abundance of sunshine.

Spring in Brisbane is neither too hot nor too cold, and if you are in Brisbane during this time of the year, you get to experience the rebirth of the city in absolutely new ways. Spring is the most beautiful and anticipated season of all, and is the best season to take a lazy stroll among smiling folk of all types and ages-elderly couples, babies, teenagers, and children. The spring fever catches up fast in the city of Brisbane with a lot of festivities lined up in country towns and cities. Hence, if you are in Brisbane in the spring season, it is the best time to spring into action and make the most of the beautiful season while it lasts.

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