Toowoomba Climate

Climate

in Toowoomba

Toowoomba is one of the few places in South-East Queensland that fully experiences clear differences between all four seasons.

Toowoomba has a warm humid subtropical climate (with warm summers and cool winters). Compared to other parts of Queensland, Toowoomba experiences more frequent high winds, hail, frost and fog and is considered cooler than many other towns and cities in Queensland.

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers - Floral display at park

Spring

(September to November)

Daily high temperatures increase by 7°C from 20°C to 27°C rarely falling below 16°C or exceeding 32°C. Daily low temperatures increase by 10°C from 5°C to 15°C, rarely falling below -0°C or exceeding 18°C. The rich soils and cool climate of Toowoomba allow for a stunning array of  flowers bursting into colour under the warm sunshine.

two red striped deck chairs in back yard next to large tree

Summer

(December to February)

Toowoomba summers are long and warm with temperatures in the mid to high 20s. In Summer, thunderstorms can break out, sometimes accompanied by hail.  Although the city is located far from the coast, from January to March it can occasionally be affected by the remnants of a tropical cyclone. This rarely happens because cyclones usually pass further north.

aerial view of queens park during christmas light display at sunset

Autumn

(March to May)

Toowoomba is at its most colourful during autumn! The trees and gardens blush with shades of red, orange and yellow, the lawns become greener and the crisp Autumn leaves fall and scatter across the grass, making the Garden City appear even more vivid than during the summer months. The evenings are cool.

girls playing Badminton

Winter

(June to August)

The average temperature of the coldest month (July) is of 11.6 °C (53.0 °F). With overnight temperatures down to zero, Toowoomba is colder than in the rest of Queensland, and is second only to Stanthorpe, which is further south at 800 metres (2,600 ft) above sea level. In particular, during outbreaks of cold air, the temperature can drop to about 0 °C (32 °F) from late May to late August. The coldest record is -4.4 °C (24 °F) and was set in July 1965.