The best times to visit Cradle Mountain for ideal weather are
April 9th to June 17th
August 20th to October 14th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Cradle Mountain Travel Guide
Other Cradle Mountain Travel Info
Weather in Cradle Mountain
Average temperatures in Cradle Mountain vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 55th 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 Cradle Mountain, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 91.4°F (33°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.1°F (22.3°C) at night.
Cradle Mountain Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Cradle Mountain 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.
Cradle Mountain Perceived Temperature (F)
Cradle Mountain Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Cradle Mountain 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)|
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 Cradle Mountain.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cradle Mountain (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
Cradle Mountain has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (49.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (73.7%).
Wind in Cradle Mountain is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by November and April. February’s average wind speed of around 6.4 knots (7.4 MPH or 11.9 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 16.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cradle Mountain.
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||5.1||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.4||Light breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.2||Light breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.8||Light breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|May||5.1||Light breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||4.3||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||3.7||Barely noticeable||10.9||Significant breeze|
|Aug||3.1||Barely noticeable||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.7||Barely noticeable||10.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.4||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6||Light breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.4||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Cradle Mountain?
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 Cradle Mountain, TS, Australia is September, followed by October and January. 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 Cradle Mountain in August. 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 Cradle Mountain Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76.5°F (24.7°C) and 35.3°F (1.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Cradle Mountain, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 85.6°F (29.8°C) and 43.6°F (6.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Cradle Mountain to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.4°F (13°C) and 31.5°F (-0.3°C). These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.