Brisbane's subtropical climate makes for enjoyable weather year round. The summer months between December and February bring heavy humidity and high temperatures, while winters, from June to August, are dry and mild. Summers in Brisbane are often plagued with thunderstorms, hailstorms, cyclonic winds and drought, but generally, the warm, sunny weather is well suited to the holidaymakers who visit for leisure, not to mention expats who enjoy the outdoors.

The rainy season runs from November to March. Temperatures average at around 84°F (29°C) in the peak summer months, but it is only marginally cooler the rest of the year – even winter temperatures are typically in the 59°F (15°C) to 68°F (20°C) range.