The best times to visit High Country for ideal weather are

October 15th 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 High Country Travel Info

Weather in High Country


Average temperatures in High Country vary greatly. 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 43rd 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 High Country, 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 92.4°F (33.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.9°F (14.4°C) at night.

High Country Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


High Country 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.

High Country Perceived Temperature (F)


High Country Perceived Temperature (C)



Average High Country 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 91.3 74.9 56.1
Feb 88.3 72.9 56.5
Mar 81.2 66.2 50.5
Apr 71.8 57.4 43.4
May 63.2 50.1 38.3
Jun 57.5 46.2 35.1
Jul 55.3 45.4 35.4
Aug 58.3 47.2 36
Sep 64.7 51.4 36.6
Oct 72.9 58 41.3
Nov 80.6 65.6 48.8
Dec 84.7 69.4 51.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.9 23.8 13.4
Feb 31.3 22.7 13.6
Mar 27.3 19 10.3
Apr 22.1 14.1 6.3
May 17.3 10.1 3.5
Jun 14.2 7.9 1.7
Jul 12.9 7.4 1.9
Aug 14.6 8.4 2.2
Sep 18.2 10.8 2.6
Oct 22.7 14.4 5.2
Nov 27 18.7 9.3
Dec 29.3 20.8 10.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in High Country are January, October, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in High Country? 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 High Country.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in High Country (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 1.5
Feb 13% 0 2.5
Mar 12% 0 2.1
Apr 12% 0 1.4
May 15% 0 1.8
Jun 17% 0 1.7
Jul 23% 0 2.4
Aug 17% 0 1.8
Sep 10% 0 1.4
Oct 9% 0 1.5
Nov 11% 0 1.9
Dec 12% 0 1.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 3.8
Feb 13 0 6.4
Mar 12 0 5.3
Apr 12 0 3.6
May 15 0 4.6
Jun 17 0 4.3
Jul 23 0 6.1
Aug 17 0 4.6
Sep 10 0 3.6
Oct 9 0 3.8
Nov 11 0 4.8
Dec 12 0 4.8


Humidity and Wind

High Country has some extremely humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (31.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (81.3%).

Wind in High Country is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.7 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid December where average top sustained speeds reach 13.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 6.8 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Feb 5.7 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.2 Light breeze 10.2 Significant breeze
Apr 4.2 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
May 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.1 Significant breeze
Jun 4.2 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.8 Light breeze 9.1 Significant breeze
Aug 5.1 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.6 Light breeze 10.9 Significant breeze
Oct 5.6 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.1 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Dec 6.7 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 31.4%
Feb 40.2%
Mar 47.4%
Apr 60.1%
May 75.2%
Jun 80.1%
Jul 81.3%
Aug 75.5%
Sep 64.8%
Oct 53.9%
Nov 45.1%
Dec 36.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to High Country?

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 High Country, VC, Australia is August, followed by July 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 High Country in February. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 41.3 in February means 41.3% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall High Country Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84°F (28.9°C) and 61°F (16.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 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 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in High Country, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 82.1°F (27.8°C) and 63.2°F (17.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 3 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 High Country to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.4°F (33.6°C) and 82.5°F (28.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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