Brisbane in February means the end of school summer holidays and back to work, except on weekends when making the most of all the outdoor activities Brisbane has to offer....
February is a relatively quiet month in the city because schools are back, cityworkers are back at work and there are no major events.
Chinese New Year often falls in February (though it moves around) and celebrations centre around Chinatown in Fortitude Valley.
It is great to see the lion dancers, chinese food, lanterns and the whole area comes alive.
February is another HOT month in Brisbane. If you visit at this time of the year air-conditioning becomes your friend unless you can cool down on or by the water.
Many common questions are answered on this page or in our reader submitted Q&A.
The city gets VERY HOT as it doesn't get the cooling sea breezes like the coastal and bayside suburbs.
Or, choose another month to visit Brisbane ...
|January - Summer||May - Autumn||September - Spring|
|February - Summer||June - Winter||October - Spring|
|March - Autumn||July - Winter||November - Spring|
|April - Autumn||August- Winter||December - Summer|
|Average Temperatures||21C to 30C (70F to 86F)|
|Possible Extreme Temperatures||16C to 42C (61F to 108F)|
|Average Sea Temperature||259C (77F) (Gold Coast Sea Water Temperature#)|
|Average Humidity||66% at 9am & 59% at 3pm|
Beginning of Month to End of Month Approx.Times
Sunrise 5:20am - 5:40am
|Daylight Saving & Time Zone Information||
Qld is GMT +10 hours
Please Note: NSW is on Australian Daylight Saving Time (ADST) at this time of the year and will be one hour ahead of Qld.
A rainy, hot and humid summer month with an average of 10 rainy days per month and on average rainfall of 130mm. Expect rain, heavy at time, but warm weather. Summer storms are common at this time of the year with thunder, lightning and heavy rainfalls. Bring an umbrella or rain jacket, but you won't be cold!
# - Gold Coast sea temperature is used because the data for Brisbane is hard to find. Moreton Bay can have significantly different temperatures than the general ocean temperatures and realistically you don't come to Brisbane for the beach, but you do go to Gold and Sunshine Coasts for that. This is just an indication.
These dates are a rough guide to holidays in both NSW and Qld which have most influence on holidaying in Brisbane and Queensland.
February can be a good time to visit if you are not bound by school holidays and want to enjoy the very warm weather we get at this time of the year. Because our main holidays have just finished and there are not any major events this month, sometimes you can get a good deal on accomodation. However, do not underestimate how HOT Brisbane gets. It does not get the ocean breeze of the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or bayside suburbs.
Tips - Make sure you can find somewhere to cool down. Aircon essential in both accommodation and when you hire a car.
Brisbane summers (December, January and February) can be fierce in many ways. Brisbane gets extremely hot and humid plus we get summer storms. Often the storms don't interfere with much as they build throughout the day and go off late afternoon, early evening with thunder, lightning and a dump of rain.
It is not so busy in Brisbane during February as there are no major events. Air-conditioning in your accommodation is absolutely essential as well as in your hire car! If you are hiring a smaller car and can drive a manual you will find it copes better with the airconditioning than the automatics.
Here's some more resources to help you plan your stay in Brisbane during February.