The best times to visit Atherton for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 10th


August 6th to October 14th

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



Other Atherton Travel Info

Weather in Atherton


Average temperatures in Atherton vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 56th 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 Atherton, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid June where highs are regularly around 88.6°F (31.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.8°F (20.4°C) at night.

Atherton Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Atherton 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.

Atherton Perceived Temperature (F)


Atherton Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Atherton 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 41 32 24.5
Feb 36.2 26.5 18.1
Mar 54.5 43.5 33.9
Apr 66.6 55.2 45.1
May 78.6 66.2 55.5
Jun 82.9 71.5 63.4
Jul 83.9 73.6 67.1
Aug 82.8 71.4 62.4
Sep 79 66.6 56.9
Oct 66.3 55.5 46.6
Nov 54.1 44 36.4
Dec 50.4 43 36.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5 0 -4.2
Feb 2.3 -3.1 -7.7
Mar 12.5 6.4 1.1
Apr 19.2 12.9 7.3
May 25.9 19 13.1
Jun 28.3 21.9 17.4
Jul 28.8 23.1 19.5
Aug 28.2 21.9 16.9
Sep 26.1 19.2 13.8
Oct 19.1 13.1 8.1
Nov 12.3 6.7 2.4
Dec 10.2 6.1 2.4


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 Atherton.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0


Humidity and Wind

Atherton has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (58.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (78.6%).

Wind in Atherton is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and April. February’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.7 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 15.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 5.8 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Feb 6.8 Light breeze 14 Significant breeze
Mar 5.3 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Apr 5.4 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
May 4 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Jun 4.5 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.4 Barely noticeable 10.1 Significant breeze
Aug 2.7 Barely noticeable 8.7 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.8 Barely noticeable 8.5 Significant breeze
Oct 4.7 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Nov 5.2 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Dec 5.2 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.9%
Feb 58.8%
Mar 63.7%
Apr 60%
May 61.9%
Jun 73.7%
Jul 78.6%
Aug 73.1%
Sep 71.8%
Oct 69.8%
Nov 64.3%
Dec 78.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Atherton?

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 Atherton, QL, Australia is July, followed by September and May. 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 Atherton in December. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 58.3 in December means 58.3% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Atherton Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.6°F (27.6°C) and 43.7°F (6.5°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Atherton, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 85.6°F (29.8°C) and 48.7°F (9.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Atherton to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 52.8°F (11.6°C) and 27.9°F (-2.3°C). These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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