The best times to visit Bourke for ideal weather are

March 19th to June 3rd

or

August 13th to November 18th

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

 

 


Other Bourke Travel Info

Weather in Bourke

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bourke vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 50th 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 Bourke, 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 98.8°F (37.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.7°F (21.5°C) at night.

Bourke Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bourke 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.

Bourke Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bourke Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bourke 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 97.7 84.3 70.3
Feb 94.7 82 69.4
Mar 89.7 76.6 63.2
Apr 81.4 67.3 53.2
May 72.9 59.5 45.6
Jun 65.2 53.2 41
Jul 65.1 51.5 37.6
Aug 70.8 55.4 38.9
Sep 78.9 63.5 46
Oct 86.7 71.8 55.5
Nov 91.5 77.5 62.3
Dec 94.3 80.9 66.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 36.5 29.1 21.3
Feb 34.8 27.8 20.8
Mar 32.1 24.8 17.3
Apr 27.4 19.6 11.8
May 22.7 15.3 7.6
Jun 18.4 11.8 5
Jul 18.4 10.8 3.1
Aug 21.6 13 3.8
Sep 26.1 17.5 7.8
Oct 30.4 22.1 13.1
Nov 33.1 25.3 16.8
Dec 34.6 27.2 19.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bourke are August, October, and then July. 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 May. For example, on the week of May 7th 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 Bourke? 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 Bourke.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bourke (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 11% 0 1.7
Feb 10% 0 2.4
Mar 8% 0 1.4
Apr 4% 0 0.6
May 7% 0 1.1
Jun 8% 0 1.3
Jul 4% 0 0.4
Aug 4% 0 0.4
Sep 4% 0 0.7
Oct 4% 0 0.5
Nov 11% 0 1.5
Dec 10% 0 2.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 11 0 4.3
Feb 10 0 6.1
Mar 8 0 3.6
Apr 4 0 1.5
May 7 0 2.8
Jun 8 0 3.3
Jul 4 0 1
Aug 4 0 1
Sep 4 0 1.8
Oct 4 0 1.3
Nov 11 0 3.8
Dec 10 0 5.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Bourke has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is October (24.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (61.9%).

Wind in Bourke is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 8.3 knots (9.5 MPH or 15.3 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 late November to early December where average top sustained speeds reach 14.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 8.3 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Feb 7.7 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Apr 6.5 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
May 6 Light breeze 10 Significant breeze
Jun 5.9 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 6 Light breeze 10.2 Significant breeze
Aug 6.3 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Sep 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Oct 7.6 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Nov 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Dec 8 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 30.1%
Feb 34.8%
Mar 36.2%
Apr 37.6%
May 45.9%
Jun 61.9%
Jul 53.3%
Aug 38.8%
Sep 29.1%
Oct 24.7%
Nov 28.2%
Dec 29.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bourke?

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 Bourke, NW, Australia is January, followed by May and February. 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 Bourke in October. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 70.4 in October means 70.4% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Bourke Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.4°F (33°C) and 67.7°F (19.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Bourke, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 93.5°F (34.2°C) and 74.5°F (23.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Bourke to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 98.8°F (37.1°C) and 91.4°F (33°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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