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Queensland weather in January

Are you planning a trip to Queensland in January and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.

What is the weather like in Queensland in January?

Queensland is a region in Australia. The weather in Queensland in January can be quite varied, with temperatures that range from warm to very warm and precipitation levels ranging from moderate to heavy.

Based on our climate data spanning from 1990-2020, the average maximum temperature is warm in Point Lookout at 27°C to very warm in Winton at 38°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 25°C in Winton and 24°C in Point Lookout. On average, January is the warmest month of the year in Queensland. So be prepared and pack summer clothes.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate rainfall in Saint George with an average of 56 mm to heavy rainfall in Weipa with 400 mm. Meanwhile, Gold Coast enjoys approximately 230 hours of sunshine, offering a mostly sunny climate that adds a pleasant and vibrant feel to the month.

For specific regional insights in Queensland for January, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our Queensland climate page.

Where to go in Queensland in January

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Queensland on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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).

Popular destinations

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Queensland?

Gold Coast

In January Gold Coast generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Gold Coast
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
26°C 
21°C 
250 hours 
118 mm 
12 days 
27°C 
23°C 
230 hours 
139 mm 
13 days 
27°C 
23°C 
210 hours 
167 mm 
14 days 
Climate in Gold Coast

Brisbane

In January Brisbane generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Brisbane
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
28°C 
21°C 
265 hours 
114 mm 
12 days 
29°C 
22°C 
268 hours 
133 mm 
13 days 
29°C 
22°C 
233 hours 
152 mm 
14 days 
Climate in Brisbane

Noosa Heads

In January Noosa Heads generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Noosa Heads
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
28°C 
22°C 
112 mm 
12 days 
29°C 
23°C 
127 mm 
13 days 
28°C 
23°C 
169 mm 
14 days 
Climate in Noosa Heads

Cairns

In January Cairns generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Cairns
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
29°C 
24°C 
232 hours 
153 mm 
9 days 
29°C 
24°C 
208 hours 
252 mm 
14 days 
29°C 
25°C 
171 hours 
292 mm 
14 days 
poor 
Climate in Cairns

Port Douglas

In January Port Douglas generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Port Douglas
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
29°C 
24°C 
232 hours 
215 mm 
9 days 
29°C 
25°C 
208 hours 
341 mm 
14 days 
poor 
29°C 
25°C 
171 hours 
378 mm 
14 days 
poor 
Climate in Port Douglas

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Queensland, in Australia.

Is January the best time to visit Queensland?

In our opinion, January may not be the ideal time to visit Queensland due to the typically pleasant weather in Gold Coast.

On average, the best time to visit Queensland is in April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November with generally perfect weather in Gold Coast.

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