The best times to visit Essendon for ideal weather are

November 5th to April 22nd

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



Other Essendon Travel Info

Weather in Essendon


Average temperatures in Essendon vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 53rd 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 Essendon, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid February where highs are regularly around 83.1°F (28.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.7°F (15.4°C) at night.

Essendon Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Essendon Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Essendon Perceived Temperature (F)


Essendon Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Essendon 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 81.8 68.9 57.9
Feb 81.1 68.8 58.1
Mar 76.6 65.3 54.5
Apr 69.4 59.3 49
May 62.9 54.6 45.9
Jun 57.6 50.3 42.5
Jul 56.6 49.3 41.7
Aug 58.9 50.9 42.5
Sep 64.4 54.5 43.8
Oct 70.1 58.6 46.7
Nov 74.4 62.8 51.6
Dec 77.5 65.4 53.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.7 20.5 14.4
Feb 27.3 20.4 14.5
Mar 24.8 18.5 12.5
Apr 20.8 15.2 9.4
May 17.2 12.6 7.7
Jun 14.2 10.2 5.8
Jul 13.7 9.6 5.4
Aug 14.9 10.5 5.8
Sep 18 12.5 6.6
Oct 21.2 14.8 8.2
Nov 23.6 17.1 10.9
Dec 25.3 18.6 12.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Essendon are January, March, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late October to early November with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of October 29th.

When can you find snow in Essendon? 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 Essendon.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Essendon (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 0 1
Feb 13% 0 1.8
Mar 10% 0 1.5
Apr 12% 0 1.4
May 16% 0 1.8
Jun 15% 0 1.4
Jul 16% 0 1.6
Aug 16% 0 1.4
Sep 14% 0 1.8
Oct 16% 0 1.7
Nov 18% 0 2.6
Dec 15% 0 2.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 2.5
Feb 13 0 4.6
Mar 10 0 3.8
Apr 12 0 3.6
May 16 0 4.6
Jun 15 0 3.6
Jul 16 0 4.1
Aug 16 0 3.6
Sep 14 0 4.6
Oct 16 0 4.3
Nov 18 0 6.6
Dec 15 0 5.3


Humidity and Wind

Essendon has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (50.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (73.7%).

Wind in Essendon is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by September and August. January’s average wind speed of around 10.4 knots (12 MPH or 19.3 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 September where average top sustained speeds reach 18.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Essendon.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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 10.4 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Feb 9.6 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Mar 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Apr 8.2 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
May 8.6 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Jun 8.6 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Jul 9.6 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Aug 10.1 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Sep 10.3 Gentle breeze 17.1 Significant breeze
Oct 10 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Nov 9.6 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Dec 9.7 Gentle breeze 16.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 50.8%
Feb 55.7%
Mar 55.5%
Apr 62.2%
May 68.4%
Jun 73.7%
Jul 71.1%
Aug 66.1%
Sep 58.7%
Oct 55.3%
Nov 56.6%
Dec 53.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Essendon?

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 Essendon, 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 Essendon 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

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 very reliable. 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 Essendon Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 60.2°F (15.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with about 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Essendon, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 76.6°F (24.8°C) and 62.8°F (17.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 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 Essendon to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.1°F (28.4°C) and 75°F (23.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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