The best times to visit George Town 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 George Town Travel Info

Weather in George Town

Temperature

Average temperatures in George Town vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th 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 George Town, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid February where highs are regularly around 71.1°F (21.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.4°F (14.7°C) at night.

George Town Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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George Town 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.

George Town Perceived Temperature (F)

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George Town Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average George Town 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 69 63.3 56.6
Feb 70.6 64.5 57.7
Mar 68.1 62.4 55.5
Apr 64.2 58.2 51.5
May 59.8 54.6 48.3
Jun 56.2 50.9 44.3
Jul 54.9 49.7 43.1
Aug 55.5 50.7 44.9
Sep 57.4 52.5 46.5
Oct 59.8 54.4 48.2
Nov 63.6 58 51.5
Dec 66.1 60.7 54.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 20.6 17.4 13.7
Feb 21.4 18.1 14.3
Mar 20.1 16.9 13.1
Apr 17.9 14.6 10.8
May 15.4 12.6 9.1
Jun 13.4 10.5 6.8
Jul 12.7 9.8 6.2
Aug 13.1 10.4 7.2
Sep 14.1 11.4 8.1
Oct 15.4 12.4 9
Nov 17.6 14.4 10.8
Dec 18.9 15.9 12.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in George Town are February, January, 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 October. For example, on the week of October 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

When can you find snow in George Town? 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 George Town.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 0 1.2
Feb 8% 0 0.9
Mar 16% 0 2.7
Apr 17% 0 2.1
May 20% 0 2.8
Jun 19% 0 2.3
Jul 23% 0 2.7
Aug 31% 0 3.7
Sep 22% 0 2.3
Oct 10% 0 1.3
Nov 19% 0 2.2
Dec 15% 0 1.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 3
Feb 8 0 2.3
Mar 16 0 6.9
Apr 17 0 5.3
May 20 0 7.1
Jun 19 0 5.8
Jul 23 0 6.9
Aug 31 0 9.4
Sep 22 0 5.8
Oct 10 0 3.3
Nov 19 0 5.6
Dec 15 0 4.1

 

Humidity and Wind

George Town has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (63.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (73.1%).

Wind in George Town is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is August, followed by September and December. August’s average wind speed of around 14.7 knots (16.9 MPH or 27.2 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 late September where average top sustained speeds reach 22.6 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 13.6 Significant breeze 20.1 Strong breeze
Feb 12.1 Significant breeze 18.4 Strong breeze
Mar 13.1 Significant breeze 19 Strong breeze
Apr 12.5 Significant breeze 18 Strong breeze
May 13.8 Significant breeze 19.2 Strong breeze
Jun 13 Significant breeze 18.3 Strong breeze
Jul 13.5 Significant breeze 19.1 Strong breeze
Aug 14.7 Significant breeze 20.6 Strong breeze
Sep 14.5 Significant breeze 20.7 Strong breeze
Oct 13.7 Significant breeze 19.5 Strong breeze
Nov 12.8 Significant breeze 18.9 Strong breeze
Dec 14.2 Significant breeze 20.3 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 63.8%
Feb 65.8%
Mar 65.5%
Apr 66.9%
May 70.7%
Jun 72.1%
Jul 73.1%
Aug 71.4%
Sep 68.9%
Oct 67.1%
Nov 67.6%
Dec 64.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to George Town?

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 George Town, 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 George Town 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

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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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54.4 in August means 54.4% of the tourists vs. September.

 

 

Overall George Town Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 69.6°F (20.9°C) and 58.4°F (14.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 6 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 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in George Town, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 64.8°F (18.2°C) and 56.9°F (13.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in George Town to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 71.1°F (21.7°C) and 64.8°F (18.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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