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.
Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges Travel Guide
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Weather in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges
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)
Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges 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.
Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges Perceived Temperature (F)
Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges (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
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.
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||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|
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
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.