Gold Coast weather in January (Queensland, Australia)
Planning a trip to Gold Coast in January? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.
In January, the weather in Gold Coast typically experiences high temperatures and high rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 27°C (show in °F). However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 23°C. On average, it is the warmest month of the year. So be prepared and pack summer clothes. Embrace the warmth, but always stay equipped with your summer essentials to make the most of this toasty month.
Gold Coast in January usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 139 mm (show in inches) for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 13 days of rain are anticipated.
The weather is predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 230 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're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Gold Coast. April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November typically offer the most agreeable weather. On the other hand, January, February, March and December tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as favorable.
For an in-depth look at the yearly weather and climate conditions, visit our specialized Gold Coast climate page with graphs.
Gold Coast, monthly averages in January
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So, what should you wear in Gold Coast in January? 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 25°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 January.
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