The best times to visit Ballarat for ideal weather are

November 5th to April 1st

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

 

 


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Weather in Ballarat

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ballarat vary somewhat. 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 37th 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 Ballarat, 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 82.5°F (28.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.8°F (12.1°C) at night.

Ballarat Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Ballarat Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

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Ballarat Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Ballarat 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 80.2 65.4 51.7
Feb 79.4 65.4 53.1
Mar 73 60.7 48.9
Apr 65 54.3 43.6
May 57.6 49.2 40.2
Jun 52.1 45.2 37.6
Jul 50.6 43.8 36.6
Aug 53 45.1 36.6
Sep 58.2 48.6 38.4
Oct 64.9 53.3 41
Nov 70.8 58.4 46.1
Dec 74.9 61.5 47.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 26.8 18.6 10.9
Feb 26.3 18.6 11.7
Mar 22.8 15.9 9.4
Apr 18.3 12.4 6.4
May 14.2 9.6 4.6
Jun 11.2 7.3 3.1
Jul 10.3 6.6 2.6
Aug 11.7 7.3 2.6
Sep 14.6 9.2 3.6
Oct 18.3 11.8 5
Nov 21.6 14.7 7.8
Dec 23.8 16.4 8.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ballarat are February, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 6th.

When can you find snow in Ballarat? 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 Ballarat.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 10% 0 1.4
Feb 8% 0 1.8
Mar 11% 0 1.4
Apr 13% 0 1.4
May 20% 0 2
Jun 19% 0 2
Jul 27% 0 2.7
Aug 26% 0 2.6
Sep 20% 0 2.3
Oct 12% 0 1.5
Nov 16% 0 2.5
Dec 11% 0 1.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 10 0 3.6
Feb 8 0 4.6
Mar 11 0 3.6
Apr 13 0 3.6
May 20 0 5.1
Jun 19 0 5.1
Jul 27 0 6.9
Aug 26 0 6.6
Sep 20 0 5.8
Oct 12 0 3.8
Nov 16 0 6.4
Dec 11 0 3.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Ballarat has some extremely humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (48.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (87.2%).

Wind in Ballarat is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by February and August. January’s average wind speed of around 11.4 knots (13.1 MPH or 21.2 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late September where average top sustained speeds reach 17.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 11.4 Significant breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Feb 11.2 Significant breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Mar 10.1 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Apr 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
May 9.3 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Jun 9.8 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Jul 10.4 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
Aug 10.6 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Sep 10.4 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Oct 10.2 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Nov 10.1 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Dec 10.4 Gentle breeze 16.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 48.7%
Feb 53.9%
Mar 58.5%
Apr 68%
May 80%
Jun 87.2%
Jul 86.8%
Aug 81.6%
Sep 72%
Oct 64.5%
Nov 60.5%
Dec 53.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Ballarat?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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 Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Ballarat, 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 Ballarat 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

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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 32.1 in July means 32.1% of the tourists vs. February.

 

 

Overall Ballarat Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 75.4°F (24.1°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 6 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 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Ballarat, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 72.8°F (22.7°C) and 56.7°F (13.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 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 perfect this time of year in Ballarat to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.5°F (28.1°C) and 72.5°F (22.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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