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Queensland in August - clothing

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kiwidreamer Mon 29-Jun-15 18:14:36

Hiya, we will be in Broadbeach for first two weeks of August and I'm wondering what clothing we'll need... I have a feeling the weather will be either fairly mild or chilly on a wet day but not cold cold?? Any tips appreciated!!

Queenofknickers Mon 29-Jun-15 19:03:09

Place marking as we will be there too! Don't have a clue what clothes to take. Aussies keep telling me it will be cold and uk expats say it will be warm!?!

echt Mon 29-Jun-15 22:56:59

Here's your man. If the link don't work, try googling "Average august temps in Broadbeach Au.

August is winter, but will feel warm to Brits. Bring something light and warm for the evenings because you won't find it in the shops as the stock will be for spring.

ifink Mon 29-Jun-15 22:59:40

Hmm I'd say take a bit of everything! jeans, jumper, thin raincoat, sun hat, t-shirts/shorts/ will be about 20-25 C in the day, 10-15 C at if you go out in he evening you will need winter going out my case that's jeans, boots, top and cardy!!

chloeb2002 Tue 30-Jun-15 10:11:35

Probably dry .. Normally rain free from July till October.
Will feel warm from the UK.
My mum visits from France and says it's warm during the day, shorts t shirts. Cooler at night. Long sleeves and jumper.


kiwidreamer Tue 30-Jun-15 22:05:56

Great thanks everyone, that actually sounds ok - mild during the day coolish in the evening, jeans for going out at night suits me just fine! Hopefully we get such a fabulous summer that the Queensland winter will feel at least a little nippy ;)

I think I might need a lightweight jacket tho, will check out some stores!

Goldmandra Tue 30-Jun-15 22:10:41

In July it was warm enough to lie around and enjoy the outdoor pool in the day but we needed a jumper in the evenings. It was very humid some days too.

SconeForAStroll Tue 30-Jun-15 22:29:31

Queensland summers are brilliant. Warm, but not hot (about 24 degrees during the day) and generally sunny.

Beware the nights though - the temps don't sound cold (10-15) but none of the Aussie homes I lived in, visited, had friends living there had double glazing or insulation. The nights felt much colder than I was used to from the UK - I ended up buying hot water bottles and electric blankets!

Goldmandra - you were obviously hardier than us - our outdoor pool got used from November to March! The point at which our Labradors decided it was too cold (and they used to swim in the Avon!) we agreed!

kiwidreamer Tue 30-Jun-15 22:50:38

We are going to take cheapy wetsuits so the kids can use the pool / have a play on the beach smile

Goldmandra Wed 01-Jul-15 09:44:22

Goldmandra - you were obviously hardier than us

I think maybe we were just lucky and hit a warm spell. We were only there for a few days.

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