Gold Coast weather in February

February is a good time to visit the Gold Coast, despite falling within the hot and humid summer season.

You can expect clear, sunny skies and high humidity for most days with the occasional tropical storm in the late afternoon or early evening. Be prepared for thunder, lightning and heavy rainfall. It’s best to carry an umbrella or rain jacket.

How hot is the Gold Coast in February?
While maximum daytime temperatures in the Gold Coast in February may reach 33°C (91°F), usually they average a high of 29°C (84°F) with moderate heat and humidity, falling to an average night-time low of 22°C (71°F).

What does the humidity feel like in the Gold Coast in February?
The average dew point temperature in the Gold Coast in February is 21°C (70°F), which can feel muggy and uncomfortable. 

There are on average 20 days in February that may feel muggy.

How sunny is the Gold Coast in February?
There are normally seven hours of bright sunshine each day in the Gold Coast in February – that's around 53% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in February?
Sunrise is around 5am with sunset around 6:45pm.

How warm is the sea in the Gold Coast during February?
The average sea temperature around the Gold Coast during February is 27°C (80°F).

Does it rain in the Gold Coast in February?
There are usually 10 days with some rain in the Gold Coast during February; the average monthly rainfall is 147 mm.

What to do in the Gold Coast in February?
February is a great time to enjoy the region’s theme parks and beaches, go surfing or simply relax by the swimming pool. The Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro Surfing competitions are held annual during late February to early March.

Local holidays?
This is the peak summer season on the Gold Coast, when flights and hotel rooms need to be booked well in advance.

However, February is not as hectic as January as most school children have headed back to school after their long summer break.

Gold Coast weather in February

Temperature icon High Temp: 29°C (84°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 22°C (71°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 7 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 13 hours per day
rain cloud Rainfall: 147 mm per month
umbrella icon Wet Days: 10 days with some rain
Moderate heat icon Comfort Level: Moderate heat; ≤ 20 muggy days
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
swimming icon Sea Temp: 27°C (80°F)
Gold Coast, Queensland

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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Source: Meteorological data for the Gold Coast is based on weather statistics gathered for the 32-year period 1992 to 2024 by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) from the closest weather station: Gold Coast Seaway, located around 12km (7mi) from the Gold Coast CBD at the northern end of Southport Spit.

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. Dew point temperature measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

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Latest update: Gold Coast Weather in February: 12 June, 2024

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