Located on the Sunshine Coast of Australia’s Sunshine State, we can see why you would expect clear blue skies in Noosa – and you’d be correct. Noosa is renowned for its delightful sub-tropical climate of mild temperatures and sunny days. This makes Noosa a fantastic destination to visit at any time of the year; however the average temperatures, rainfall, sunshine, and water temperatures do vary with the seasons.
Summer runs from December to February - this is the hottest time of year, with January being the hottest month. Average maximum temperatures reach around 29ºC during these months, with lows of around 21ºC at night. The wet season runs from December to May, with February seeing the highest humidity levels and most rainfall at an average of around 189.8mm, so pack an umbrella. The water is lovely and warm during the summer months, reaching around 24-25ºC.
Following summer, March-May make up the autumn months, which remain warm although still a little wet. Average maximum temperatures are approximately 28ºC in March, with lows of around 20ºC. By May, temperatures cool down to highs of around 23-24ºC and average lows of 13-14ºC. With water temperatures still high in March, and dipping to around 22ºC by May, it’s still certainly warm enough for swimming.
Winter in Noosa runs from June – August, but don’t worry – it’s far from your textbook winter weather. Temperatures are still pleasant, with average highs of 21-22ºC and lows of 9.6-11.4ºC, so you may need warmer clothes for the evenings. On average, July is the coolest month of the year. Winter is much drier, with average monthly rainfall of around 64mm in July and 75mm in August. Not surprisingly, water temperatures also drop during these months, often to just below 20ºC in August.
Many see spring as the perfect time to visit Noosa, with warm, sunny days, clear blue skies, and minimal rainfall. Spring runs from September - November, with temperatures reaching 24-28ºC and dropping to 13-18ºC at night. Rainfall is lowest in September, at around 55mm, with October and November seeing slightly more (approximately 84-89mm per month). Water temperatures generally remain at a delightful 20-23ºC.