The best times to visit Coffs Harbour for ideal weather are
September 3rd to November 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Coffs Harbour Travel Guide
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Weather in Coffs Harbour
Average temperatures in Coffs Harbour 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 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 Coffs Harbour, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 81.8°F (27.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.3°F (19.6°C) at night.
Coffs Harbour Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Coffs Harbour 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.
Coffs Harbour Perceived Temperature (F)
Coffs Harbour Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Coffs Harbour 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 Coffs Harbour are July, 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 early to mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 12th.
When can you find snow in Coffs Harbour? 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 Coffs Harbour.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Coffs Harbour (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
Coffs Harbour has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (58.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (73.3%).
Wind in Coffs Harbour is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by November and December. October’s average wind speed of around 9.5 knots (11 MPH or 17.7 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 October where average top sustained speeds reach 18.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Coffs Harbour.
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||9.1||Gentle breeze||15.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.6||Gentle breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.9||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|May||7||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.2||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.5||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.5||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.3||Gentle breeze||15.4||Significant breeze|
|Oct||9.5||Gentle breeze||17||Strong breeze|
|Nov||9.5||Gentle breeze||16.9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.2||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Coffs Harbour?
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 Coffs Harbour, NW, Australia 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 Coffs Harbour 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 Coffs Harbour Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 80.8°F (27.1°C) and 68.7°F (20.4°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 the least precipitation with 3 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Coffs Harbour, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 79.8°F (26.6°C) and 71°F (21.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 8 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 Coffs Harbour to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81.8°F (27.7°C) and 79.3°F (26.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.