The best times to visit Great Southern for ideal weather are
October 29th to May 6th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Great Southern Travel Guide
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Weather in Great Southern
Average temperatures in Great Southern vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of 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 Great Southern, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 78.4°F (25.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.2°F (14.6°C) at night.
Great Southern Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Great Southern 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.
Great Southern Perceived Temperature (F)
Great Southern Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Great Southern 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 Great Southern are February, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late December. For example, on the week of December 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.
When can you find snow in Great Southern? 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 Great Southern.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Great Southern (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
Great Southern has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (60.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (73%).
Wind in Great Southern is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by January and November. February’s average wind speed of around 10.3 knots (11.9 MPH or 19.1 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 early February where average top sustained speeds reach 15.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Great Southern.
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||9.7||Gentle breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Feb||10.3||Gentle breeze||15.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.6||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|May||7||Gentle breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.1||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8.1||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.9||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.5||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.9||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Dec||8.8||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Great Southern?
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 Great Southern, WT, Australia is January, followed by December and September. 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 Great Southern in November. 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 Great Southern Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.4°F (25.8°C) and 65.3°F (18.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 8 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 brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 9 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Great Southern, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 71.5°F (21.9°C) and 63.6°F (17.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 9 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Great Southern to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 77.5°F (25.3°C) and 69.5°F (20.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.