- Last updated:
- 26 Aug 2019
The wet season usually starts on the Sunshine Coast with thunderstorms in November. Cyclones can occur from December to April.
Unlike North Queensland, the risk of a category 4 or 5 cyclone is rated as very low. Winter storms are usually associated with fast moving east coast lows.
To find storm and severe weather advice and local weather warnings:
- listen to the local radio stations and
- log onto the Bureau of Meteorology website.
Rain on the Sunshine Coast is usually confined to the wet season. However, flooding on the Sunshine Coast can occur any time of year. Inland flooding of the Coast’s waterways, creeks, rivers and low-lying plains is a regular occurrence when we get extremely heavy rainfall.