The best times to visit Byron Bay for ideal weather are
July 16th to October 21st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Byron Bay Travel Guide
Weather in Byron Bay
Average temperatures in Byron Bay vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 62nd 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 Byron Bay, the hottest months are January, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid January where highs are regularly around 83.5°F (28.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.3°F (20.7°C) at night.
Byron Bay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Byron Bay 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.
Byron Bay Perceived Temperature (F)
Byron Bay Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Byron Bay 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 Byron Bay are August, September, and then October. 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 August. For example, on the week of August 6th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.
When can you find snow in Byron Bay? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Byron Bay.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Byron Bay (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
Byron Bay has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (57.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (72%).
Wind in Byron Bay is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is February, followed by December and October. February’s average wind speed of around 12.8 knots (14.7 MPH or 23.7 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 December where average top sustained speeds reach 20.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Byron Bay.
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||12.4||Significant breeze||17.5||Strong breeze|
|Feb||12.8||Significant breeze||18.3||Strong breeze|
|Mar||12.1||Significant breeze||17.2||Strong breeze|
|Apr||11.8||Significant breeze||17||Strong breeze|
|May||11.2||Significant breeze||16.4||Strong breeze|
|Jun||11.6||Significant breeze||16.4||Significant breeze|
|Jul||11.5||Significant breeze||16.5||Strong breeze|
|Aug||11.5||Significant breeze||16.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||12||Significant breeze||17.5||Strong breeze|
|Oct||12.5||Significant breeze||18.1||Strong breeze|
|Nov||12.3||Significant breeze||17.7||Strong breeze|
|Dec||12.7||Significant breeze||18.2||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Byron Bay?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 13, 2018 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
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Byron Bay, NW, AU is July, followed by August 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 Byron Bay in May. 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 Byron Bay Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 81.1°F (27.3°C) and 68.6°F (20.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 10 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Byron Bay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 79.3°F (26.3°C) and 69.4°F (20.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Byron Bay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.5°F (28.6°C) and 78.6°F (25.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.