Climate and Clothing

Gold Coast's climate is sub-tropical with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, and an average water temperature of 22 degrees. Annual average temperatures are as follows:

Summer: December to February 20 - 28°c (68 - 83F)
Autumn: March to May 16 - 26°c (61 - 77F)
Winter: June to August 11 - 21°c (52 - 70F)
Spring: September to November 15 - 25°c (59 - 77F)

Clothing tips:

Casual, lightweight clothes are generally worn, while a jacket may be required in some of the nightclubs and restaurants
You can get sunburnt even on cloudy days, so wear sun protection year round, a broad brimmed hat and maximum sun screen to exposed skin
While casual is the norm on the Gold Coast, some golf courses have dress codes so check when booking
Gentlemen may need a jacket when fine dining, or enjoying a sophisticated evening at a club or restaurant
Hinterland areas may be cooler and wetter. Take a jacket and a heavier coat in winter
Comfortable walking shoes or boots are a must for hiking through the region's national parks and farms
Pack your swimwear year round - even winter offers pleasant warm weather during the day and the average water temperature is 22 degrees

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