The best times to visit Bowen for ideal weather are
April 30th to October 28th
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 Bowen
Average temperatures in Bowen vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of 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 Bowen, the hottest months are December, January, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid December where highs are regularly around 88.3°F (31.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.7°F (25.4°C) at night.
Bowen Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Bowen Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Bowen Perceived Temperature (F)
Bowen Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Bowen 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bowen are August, September, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.
When can you find snow in Bowen? 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 Bowen.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bowen (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Bowen has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (59.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (73.8%).
Wind in Bowen is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by May and November. October’s average wind speed of around 9.2 knots (10.6 MPH or 17 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 October where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bowen.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||7.5||Gentle breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.6||Gentle breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||8.3||Gentle breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8||Gentle breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|May||9||Gentle breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.5||Gentle breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||7.8||Gentle breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.4||Gentle breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||7.7||Gentle breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Oct||9.2||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.8||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Dec||8.6||Gentle breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Bowen?
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 Bowen, 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 Bowen 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
Overall Bowen Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.3°F (30.2°C) and 76.5°F (24.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 8 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 very comfortable 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 the busiest season for tourism in Bowen, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 78.7°F (25.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 5 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 Bowen to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 83°F (28.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.