The best times to visit Hay for ideal weather are
October 1st 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.
Hay Travel Guide
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Weather in Hay
Average temperatures in Hay vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 68th 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 Hay, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 89.4°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.3°F (18.5°C) at night.
Hay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Hay 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.
Hay Perceived Temperature (F)
Hay Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Hay 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 Hay are September, July, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.
When can you find snow in Hay? 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 Hay.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Hay (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
Hay has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is October (43.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (67.7%).
Wind in Hay is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by February and November. January’s average wind speed of around 12.1 knots (13.9 MPH or 22.4 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 mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 20.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Hay.
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||12.1||Significant breeze||19.9||Strong breeze|
|Feb||11.5||Significant breeze||18.6||Strong breeze|
|Mar||9.6||Gentle breeze||16.1||Strong breeze|
|Apr||8.2||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|May||7.5||Gentle breeze||13.2||Strong breeze|
|Jun||7.7||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.1||Gentle breeze||14.1||Strong breeze|
|Aug||8.6||Gentle breeze||15.6||Significant breeze|
|Sep||9.7||Gentle breeze||17.9||Strong breeze|
|Oct||10.5||Gentle breeze||17.9||Strong breeze|
|Nov||11||Significant breeze||18.7||Strong breeze|
|Dec||10.8||Gentle breeze||18.4||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Hay?
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 Hay, NW, Australia is February, followed by January 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 Hay 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 Hay Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 85.2°F (29.6°C) and 64.8°F (18.2°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 the most precipitation with 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Hay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 83.7°F (28.7°C) and 69.8°F (21°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 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 Hay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 81.4°F (27.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.