The best times to visit Eastern Australia for ideal weather are
March 19th to June 10th
August 13th to November 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Eastern Australia Travel Guide
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Weather in Eastern Australia
Average temperatures in Eastern Australia vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th 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 Eastern Australia, the hottest months are January, December, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid January where highs are regularly around 96.2°F (35.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.9°F (22.2°C) at night.
Eastern Australia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Eastern Australia 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.
Eastern Australia Perceived Temperature (F)
Eastern Australia Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Eastern Australia 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 Eastern Australia are April, August, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.
When can you find snow in Eastern Australia? 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 Eastern Australia.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Eastern Australia (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
Eastern Australia has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is October (25.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (55.4%).
Wind in Eastern Australia is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and December. November’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.5 MPH or 13.7 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 14.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Eastern Australia.
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||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.1||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.7||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.7||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|May||5.2||Light breeze||10.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.2||Light breeze||10.7||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.7||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.3||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.4||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Eastern Australia?
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 Eastern Australia is January, followed by May and February. 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 Eastern Australia in October. 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 Eastern Australia Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.9°F (33.3°C) and 71.4°F (21.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Eastern Australia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 94.5°F (34.7°C) and 75.8°F (24.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Eastern Australia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 96.2°F (35.7°C) and 91.6°F (33.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.