Weather in February in Australia

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in February in Australia. Is this month a good time to go to Australia? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Australia in February?

The weather in Australia in February ranges from poor to perfect depending on the destination. February is a summer month in Australia.

February has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from moderate in Mount Buller with 17°C (63°F) to very warm temperatures in Giles with 36°C (97°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 23°C (73°F) in Giles and 9°C (48°F) in Mount Buller. It is a very warm month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress lightly.

Precipitation ranges from low in Perth with 14mm (0.6inch) rainfall to heavy in Cairns with 482mm (19inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 227 hours of sunshine in Melbourne during the whole month.

Where to go in Australia in February

Find the average weather conditions in February for the most popular destinations in Australia on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Australia

What is the weather like in February for the 5 most popular destinations in Australia?

Average weather in Melbourne

In February Melbourne generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (80°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (58°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Melbourne
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   January January
<<  
27°C / 81°F 
14°C / 58°F 
276 hours 
40mm / 1.6inch 
8 days 
27°C / 80°F 
15°C / 58°F 
227 hours 
42mm / 1.7inch 
7 days 
March   >> March
>>  
25°C / 77°F 
13°C / 55°F 
226 hours 
36mm / 1.4inch 
8 days 
Climate in Melbourne

Average weather in Sydney

In February Sydney generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (80°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 20°C (68°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Sydney
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   January January
<<  
27°C / 81°F 
20°C / 68°F 
233 hours 
92mm / 3.6inch 
8 days 
27°C / 80°F 
20°C / 68°F 
207 hours 
132mm / 5.2inch 
9 days 
March   >> March
>>  
26°C / 78°F 
19°C / 65°F 
214 hours 
118mm / 4.6inch 
9 days 
Climate in Sydney

Average weather in Gold Coast

In February Gold Coast generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (71°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Gold Coast
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   January January
<<  
29°C / 84°F 
22°C / 72°F 
230 hours 
126mm / 5inch 
9 days 
29°C / 84°F 
22°C / 71°F 
210 hours 
182mm / 7.2inch 
10 days 
March   >> March
>>  
28°C / 82°F 
21°C / 70°F 
215 hours 
121mm / 4.8inch 
11 days 
Climate in Gold Coast

Average weather in Brisbane

In February Brisbane generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (71°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Brisbane
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   January January
<<  
30°C / 87°F 
22°C / 71°F 
268 hours 
143mm / 5.6inch 
8 days 
30°C / 87°F 
22°C / 71°F 
233 hours 
149mm / 5.9inch 
10 days 
March   >> March
>>  
29°C / 85°F 
20°C / 69°F 
232 hours 
112mm / 4.4inch 
10 days 
Climate in Brisbane

Average weather in Perth

In February Perth generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C (65°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Perth
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   January January
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
18°C / 64°F 
355 hours 
19mm / 0.7inch 
3 days 
32°C / 89°F 
18°C / 65°F 
320 hours 
14mm / 0.6inch 
3 days 
March   >> March
>>  
30°C / 85°F 
17°C / 62°F 
299 hours 
22mm / 0.9inch 
5 days 
Climate in Perth

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Is February the best time to go to Australia?

In our opinion February is one of the best times to visit Australia with commonly perfect weather in Melbourne. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Australia is in January, February, March, April, October, November and December with generally perfect weather in Melbourne. The worst months are May, June, July and August that can have tolerable weather conditions.

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