Gold Coast weather in December (Queensland, Australia)

Planning a trip to Gold Coast in December? This guide provides all the details you need.

In December, Gold Coast generally has high temperatures and high rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 26°C, while night temperatures can drop to 21°C.

Gold Coast in December usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 118 mm for the month. Typically around 12 days of rainfall is expected.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 250 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, December may not be the ideal month to visit Gold Coast. April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February, March and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Gold Coast climate page with graphs.

 

Gold Coast, monthly averages in December

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 21°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 26°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 23°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 40%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 118 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 12 days  
HumidityHumidity 69%  
SunshineSunshine 250 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Australia in December

Find out more about the weather in Australia in December and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Gold Coast in December?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case. With a water temperature of around 23°C this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in December.

Swimming
9/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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