The hottest month in Queensland is January when the average maximum temperature is 29°, average temperature is 26° and average minimum temperature is 23°.
The coolest month in Queensland is July when the average maximum temperature is 22°, average temperature is 18° and average minimum temperature is 13°.
The longest days in Queensland are in December, with an average of 13.5 hours of daylight per day. June has the shortest days with an average of 10.7 hours of daylight per day.
The sunniest days in Queensland are in December which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 6.3 hours of sunshine per day, making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover. May has the least sunshine with an average of 4.4 hours of sunshine per day, making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.
The ultraviolet index is the highest in January when it reaches 15.3 and lowest in June when it reaches 5.5.
An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.
The warmest sea water temperatures in Queensland are found in January when they peak at 28° and lowest in August when they dip to 22°.
The sea is best for swimming between December and May when the temperature is above 25° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.
The wettest month in Queensland is February with 102.9cm of rain and the most days of rain with 17.7 days with some rain, a very wet time to visit the beach.
The driest month in Queensland is September with 17.8cm of rain and August has the fewest days of rain with 6.7 days with some rain, a dry time to visit the beach.
The most humid month in Queensland is January with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 23° which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan.
The least humid month in Queensland is July with a dew point of 15° which is comfortable for everyone.
The most windy month in Queensland is October when the average maximum windspeed is 31kmh and the average wind speed is 17kmh.
The least windy month in Queensland is June when the average maximum windspeed is 27kmh and the average wind speed is 16kmh.