The best times to visit Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges for ideal weather are

May 21st to September 23rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges Travel Info

Weather in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges

Temperature

Average temperatures in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges 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 52nd 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 Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid July where highs are regularly around 87.5°F (30.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.1°F (16.2°C) at night.

Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges Perceived Temperature (F)

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Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges 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 25.4 16.9 9.5
Feb 18.5 8.3 0.3
Mar 44.5 31.9 23.2
Apr 59.1 45.2 33.8
May 64.8 53.3 43.3
Jun 77.6 66.1 56.1
Jul 83.9 70.5 58.7
Aug 79.6 66.8 56.8
Sep 75 60.9 50.2
Oct 59.9 47.5 37.7
Nov 37.6 27.7 19.7
Dec 27.5 20.5 14.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -3.7 -8.4 -12.5
Feb -7.5 -13.2 -17.6
Mar 6.9 -0.1 -4.9
Apr 15.1 7.3 1
May 18.2 11.8 6.3
Jun 25.3 18.9 13.4
Jul 28.8 21.4 14.8
Aug 26.4 19.3 13.8
Sep 23.9 16.1 10.1
Oct 15.5 8.6 3.2
Nov 3.1 -2.4 -6.8
Dec -2.5 -6.4 -9.7

 


 
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 Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0
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Humidity and Wind

Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges has some extremely humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (46.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (88.6%).

Wind in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by November and May. April’s average wind speed of around 11.7 knots (13.5 MPH or 21.6 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 early to mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 25.6 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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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 10.5 Gentle breeze 18.8 Strong breeze
Feb 10.5 Gentle breeze 18.7 Strong breeze
Mar 10.8 Gentle breeze 19.7 Strong breeze
Apr 11.7 Significant breeze 20.7 Strong breeze
May 10.8 Gentle breeze 20.4 Strong breeze
Jun 8.4 Gentle breeze 17.4 Strong breeze
Jul 7.8 Gentle breeze 15.4 Strong breeze
Aug 7.8 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Sep 8.6 Gentle breeze 16 Strong breeze
Oct 10.5 Gentle breeze 19.2 Strong breeze
Nov 11 Significant breeze 19.6 Strong breeze
Dec 9.9 Gentle breeze 17.3 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 81.6%
Feb 73.3%
Mar 68.5%
Apr 46.3%
May 69.7%
Jun 74.2%
Jul 75.4%
Aug 76.4%
Sep 79.7%
Oct 67.9%
Nov 76.4%
Dec 88.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges?

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 Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, VC, Australia is January, followed by July and March. 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 Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges 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

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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 81.2 in May means 81.2% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 74.4°F (23.6°C) and 16.1°F (-8.8°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 comfortable. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 78.5°F (25.8°C) and 24.3°F (-4.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 36.9°F (2.7°C) and 12.7°F (-10.7°C). These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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