The best times to visit Broken Hill for ideal weather are
March 5th to April 29th
October 1st to December 16th
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 Broken Hill
Average temperatures in Broken Hill vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 59th 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 Broken Hill, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early January where highs are regularly around 95.9°F (35.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.1°F (18.9°C) at night.
Broken Hill Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Broken Hill 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.
Broken Hill Perceived Temperature (F)
Broken Hill Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Broken Hill 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 Broken Hill are October, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 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 1 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.
When can you find snow in Broken Hill? 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 Broken Hill.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Broken Hill (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
Broken Hill has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is December (23.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (63.9%).
Wind in Broken Hill is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 10.6 knots (12.2 MPH or 19.6 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 September where average top sustained speeds reach 17.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Broken Hill.
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||10.6||Gentle breeze||16.6||Significant breeze|
|Feb||10||Gentle breeze||15.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.3||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|May||7.6||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.4||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8.8||Gentle breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||9.7||Gentle breeze||16.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||9.9||Gentle breeze||16.3||Significant breeze|
|Nov||10.1||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Dec||10.3||Gentle breeze||16.3||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Broken Hill?
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 Broken Hill, 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 Broken Hill 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
Overall Broken Hill Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.4°F (30.2°C) and 62.4°F (16.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 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 brisk. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Broken Hill, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 88.1°F (31.2°C) and 70°F (21.1°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 Broken Hill to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 95.9°F (35.5°C) and 86.4°F (30.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.