The best times to visit Charters Towers for ideal weather are

April 9th 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.



Other Charters Towers Travel Info

Weather in Charters Towers


Average temperatures in Charters Towers 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 53rd 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 Charters Towers, the hottest months are January, December, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 89.4°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.4°F (23°C) at night.

Charters Towers Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Charters Towers 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.

Charters Towers Perceived Temperature (F)


Charters Towers Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Charters Towers 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 88.9 80 72.5
Feb 87.4 78.9 72
Mar 86.7 77.3 69.6
Apr 84 73.1 63.8
May 79.3 67.4 56.5
Jun 75 63.2 52.6
Jul 74.5 61.8 49.4
Aug 76.8 63.9 50.8
Sep 80.6 69.1 57.1
Oct 83.9 73.1 62
Nov 86 76.7 67.5
Dec 88.4 79.3 70.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.6 26.7 22.5
Feb 30.8 26.1 22.2
Mar 30.4 25.2 20.9
Apr 28.9 22.8 17.7
May 26.3 19.7 13.6
Jun 23.9 17.3 11.4
Jul 23.6 16.6 9.7
Aug 24.9 17.7 10.4
Sep 27 20.6 13.9
Oct 28.8 22.8 16.7
Nov 30 24.8 19.7
Dec 31.3 26.3 21.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Charters Towers are September, August, 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 September. For example, on the week of September 10th 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in Charters Towers? 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 Charters Towers.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 27% 0 7.9
Feb 37% 0 9.8
Mar 22% 0 5.3
Apr 8% 0 1.6
May 8% 0 1.1
Jun 10% 0 1.4
Jul 8% 0 1.4
Aug 6% 0 1.3
Sep 6% 0 0.9
Oct 8% 0 0.9
Nov 17% 0 3.1
Dec 22% 0 5.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 27 0 20.1
Feb 37 0 24.9
Mar 22 0 13.5
Apr 8 0 4.1
May 8 0 2.8
Jun 10 0 3.6
Jul 8 0 3.6
Aug 6 0 3.3
Sep 6 0 2.3
Oct 8 0 2.3
Nov 17 0 7.9
Dec 22 0 15


Humidity and Wind

Charters Towers has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (60.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (72.7%).

Wind in Charters Towers is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by December and October. November’s average wind speed of around 7.2 knots (8.3 MPH or 13.4 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 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 6.5 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.7 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.5 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.9 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
May 4.9 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.6 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.6 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.9 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.6 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 6.8 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Nov 7.2 Gentle breeze 12 Gentle breeze
Dec 6.9 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68.7%
Feb 72.7%
Mar 69%
Apr 66.2%
May 63.6%
Jun 64.1%
Jul 60.1%
Aug 60.7%
Sep 62.8%
Oct 60.6%
Nov 64.2%
Dec 64.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Charters Towers?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Charters Towers, 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 Charters Towers 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

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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 58.3 in December means 58.3% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Charters Towers Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 77.4°F (25.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 7 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Charters Towers, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 79.2°F (26.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 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 Charters Towers to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 86.9°F (30.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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