The best times to visit Gunnedah for ideal weather are

February 12th to May 13th


September 17th to December 2nd

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



Other Gunnedah Travel Info

Weather in Gunnedah


Average temperatures in Gunnedah vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 44th 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 Gunnedah, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid January where highs are regularly around 94.1°F (34.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.5°F (17.5°C) at night.

Gunnedah Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Gunnedah 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.

Gunnedah Perceived Temperature (F)


Gunnedah Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Gunnedah 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 92.9 78 63.3
Feb 89.8 75.7 62.6
Mar 85.9 71.5 57.6
Apr 78.2 63.4 48.9
May 71 55.3 40.5
Jun 63.5 50.3 37.5
Jul 62.3 48.2 33.5
Aug 66.6 50.9 35.1
Sep 73.8 57.7 40.1
Oct 81.7 65.7 48.2
Nov 87.5 72.7 57.1
Dec 88.7 74.4 59.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 33.8 25.6 17.4
Feb 32.1 24.3 17
Mar 29.9 21.9 14.2
Apr 25.7 17.4 9.4
May 21.7 12.9 4.7
Jun 17.5 10.2 3.1
Jul 16.8 9 0.8
Aug 19.2 10.5 1.7
Sep 23.2 14.3 4.5
Oct 27.6 18.7 9
Nov 30.8 22.6 13.9
Dec 31.5 23.6 15.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gunnedah are April, September, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.

When can you find snow in Gunnedah? 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 Gunnedah.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 13% 0 2.2
Feb 18% 0 3
Mar 10% 0 1.7
Apr 7% 0 0.9
May 10% 0 1.4
Jun 13% 0 2
Jul 10% 0 1.3
Aug 10% 0 1.3
Sep 8% 0 1.6
Oct 11% 0 1.7
Nov 16% 0 3
Dec 24% 0 4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 13 0 5.6
Feb 18 0 7.6
Mar 10 0 4.3
Apr 7 0 2.3
May 10 0 3.6
Jun 13 0 5.1
Jul 10 0 3.3
Aug 10 0 3.3
Sep 8 0 4.1
Oct 11 0 4.3
Nov 16 0 7.6
Dec 24 0 10.2


Humidity and Wind

Gunnedah has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is October (38.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (66.4%).

Wind in Gunnedah is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by January and December. February’s average wind speed of around 8.2 knots (9.4 MPH or 15.1 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 mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 14.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Feb 8.2 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Apr 6.9 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
May 5.8 Light breeze 9.8 Significant breeze
Jun 5.9 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.8 Light breeze 10.5 Significant breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Sep 6.5 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Oct 7.2 Gentle breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Nov 8 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Dec 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 40.2%
Feb 45.7%
Mar 45.8%
Apr 49.8%
May 54.4%
Jun 66.4%
Jul 61.7%
Aug 53.4%
Sep 46.2%
Oct 38.8%
Nov 39.9%
Dec 42.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Gunnedah?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Gunnedah, NW, Australia is August, followed by February and May. 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 Gunnedah in July. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 81 in July means 81% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Gunnedah Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 87.2°F (30.7°C) and 66.6°F (19.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 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 brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Gunnedah, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 89.6°F (32°C) and 69.8°F (21°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 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 Gunnedah to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 94.1°F (34.5°C) and 86.6°F (30.3°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.


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