Brisbane has around 2800 hours of sunshine annually. Like many Australian cities, the extremes in temperature are noticeable. Brisbane has the highest recorded recorded temperature of 43.2 C on Australia Day (January 26), 1940. And on July 19, 2007, the temperature in Brisbane fell below freezing for the ﬁrst time since records began.
Queenslanders in their capital city experienced a chilly start to the day when the temperature fell to minus 0.1 °C at the airport.Two years later on August 24, 2009, the city recorded its hottest winter day at 35.4C.
Rain falls mainly during summer in Brisbane - the typical subtropical cycle. The wettest day for the city was on January 21, 1887, when 465 millimetres (18.3 inches in the old imperial measurement) of rain fell in one day. Although when records are ﬁnally collated this may be broken by the 2011 ﬂood disaster, which are set to surpass the last major floods in 1974.
Ironically, for the ﬁrst decade of the 21st Century Brisbane and its region had been experiencing a drought, with water restrictions.
Brisbane also lies within the Tropical Cyclone risk area and although cyclones are rare, they have occurred - the last being Tropical Cyclone Hamish in March 2009.
January 30°C 22°C
February 30°C 22°C
March 28°C 20°C
April 26°C 18°C
May 26°C 16°C
June 22°C 12°C
July 22°C 12°C
August 24°C 12°C
September 26°C 14°C
October 28°C 18°C
November 30°C 20°C
December 30°C 22°C
Below is the official Brisbane weather forecast from the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology.