The best times to visit Ararat for ideal weather are

December 3rd to March 18th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Ararat Travel Info

Weather in Ararat


Average temperatures in Ararat vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 29th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Ararat, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 77.8°F (25.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.6°F (12.6°C) at night.

Ararat Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Ararat Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Ararat Perceived Temperature (F)


Ararat Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Ararat Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 75.8 63.4 52
Feb 74.9 63 53.1
Mar 68 57.9 49.2
Apr 59.3 51.4 45.2
May 51.2 45.7 41.3
Jun 46.3 42 38.4
Jul 44.2 40 36.3
Aug 46.6 41 36.5
Sep 53.3 45.4 38.9
Oct 60.8 51.1 42.2
Nov 66.8 55.9 46.3
Dec 70.9 59.5 48.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.3 17.4 11.1
Feb 23.8 17.2 11.7
Mar 20 14.4 9.6
Apr 15.2 10.8 7.3
May 10.7 7.6 5.2
Jun 7.9 5.6 3.6
Jul 6.8 4.4 2.4
Aug 8.1 5 2.5
Sep 11.8 7.4 3.8
Oct 16 10.6 5.7
Nov 19.3 13.3 7.9
Dec 21.6 15.3 9.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ararat are February, January, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Ararat? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Ararat.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ararat (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 11% 0 2.1
Feb 11% 0 1.5
Mar 14% 0 1.6
Apr 18% 0 2.1
May 24% 0 2.7
Jun 28% 0 3
Jul 37% 0 3.5
Aug 32% 0 3.5
Sep 22% 0 2.6
Oct 17% 0 1.8
Nov 18% 0 2.4
Dec 11% 0 1.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 11 0 5.3
Feb 11 0 3.8
Mar 14 0 4.1
Apr 18 0 5.3
May 24 0 6.9
Jun 28 0 7.6
Jul 37 0 8.9
Aug 32 0 8.9
Sep 22 0 6.6
Oct 17 0 4.6
Nov 18 0 6.1
Dec 11 0 4.8


Humidity and Wind

Ararat has some extremely humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (45.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (88.8%).

Wind in Ararat is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by January and October. September’s average wind speed of around 10.5 knots (12.1 MPH or 19.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 16.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ararat.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 10.4 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Feb 10.1 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Mar 9.7 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Apr 9.1 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
May 9.5 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Jun 10.2 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Jul 10.2 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Aug 10 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Sep 10.5 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Oct 10.4 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Nov 10.3 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Dec 10.3 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 45.6%
Feb 50.4%
Mar 57.6%
Apr 67%
May 79.5%
Jun 87.4%
Jul 88.8%
Aug 84.6%
Sep 72.8%
Oct 59.9%
Nov 56.2%
Dec 49.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Ararat?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Australia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Ararat, VC, Australia is February, followed by June and December. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Ararat in July. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 32.1 in July means 32.1% of the tourists vs. February.



Overall Ararat Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.8°F (21.6°C) and 49.3°F (9.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. These months see the most precipitation with 8 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Ararat, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 68.5°F (20.3°C) and 51.1°F (10.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Ararat to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 77.8°F (25.4°C) and 68.4°F (20.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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