The best times to visit Bathurst for ideal weather are

November 12th 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.



Other Bathurst Travel Info

Weather in Bathurst


Average temperatures in Bathurst 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 somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Bathurst, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid January where highs are regularly around 84.9°F (29.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.3°F (13.5°C) at night.

Bathurst Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Bathurst 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.

Bathurst Perceived Temperature (F)


Bathurst Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Bathurst 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 84.7 70.2 55.7
Feb 80.5 67.2 55.5
Mar 76.3 62.7 49.9
Apr 68.3 55.1 42.4
May 61.4 48 35.2
Jun 54.8 44.6 34.6
Jul 53.5 42.3 31.2
Aug 57.1 44.6 32.6
Sep 64.1 50.2 35.6
Oct 70.7 56.6 41.1
Nov 77.2 63.2 48.3
Dec 79.9 65.8 51.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.3 21.2 13.2
Feb 26.9 19.6 13.1
Mar 24.6 17.1 9.9
Apr 20.2 12.8 5.8
May 16.3 8.9 1.8
Jun 12.7 7 1.4
Jul 11.9 5.7 -0.4
Aug 13.9 7 0.3
Sep 17.8 10.1 2
Oct 21.5 13.7 5.1
Nov 25.1 17.3 9.1
Dec 26.6 18.8 10.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bathurst are May, September, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early May. For example, on the week of April 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.

When can you find snow in Bathurst? 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 Bathurst.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 2
Feb 22% 0 3.5
Mar 15% 0 2.7
Apr 11% 0 1.7
May 8% 0 1.4
Jun 16% 0 1.5
Jul 14% 0 1.7
Aug 13% 0 1.5
Sep 10% 0 1.9
Oct 13% 0 1.5
Nov 21% 0 3.3
Dec 21% 0 3.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 5.1
Feb 22 0 8.9
Mar 15 0 6.9
Apr 11 0 4.3
May 8 0 3.6
Jun 16 0 3.8
Jul 14 0 4.3
Aug 13 0 3.8
Sep 10 0 4.8
Oct 13 0 3.8
Nov 21 0 8.4
Dec 21 0 9.4


Humidity and Wind

Bathurst has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (48.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (77.5%).

Wind in Bathurst is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 7.1 knots (8.2 MPH or 13.2 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 mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 14.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Feb 6.6 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Mar 6 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Apr 5.6 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
May 5.2 Light breeze 10.6 Significant breeze
Jun 5.9 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Jul 6.2 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Aug 6.6 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Sep 6.8 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Nov 6.9 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Dec 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 48.1%
Feb 58.4%
Mar 59.8%
Apr 65.8%
May 70.2%
Jun 77.5%
Jul 74.7%
Aug 67%
Sep 58.1%
Oct 53%
Nov 52.7%
Dec 50.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Bathurst?

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 Bathurst, NW, Australia is June, followed by January and September. 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 Bathurst in March. 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 27 in March means 27% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Bathurst Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.2°F (25.7°C) and 58.4°F (14.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 5 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 moderate precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Bathurst, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 79.4°F (26.3°C) and 60.6°F (15.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 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 Bathurst to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.9°F (29.4°C) and 76.5°F (24.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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