The best times to visit Hunter Valley for ideal weather are

February 5th to May 13th

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



Other Hunter Valley Travel Info

Weather in Hunter Valley


Average temperatures in Hunter Valley vary somewhat. 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 48th 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 Hunter Valley, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid January where highs are regularly around 88.1°F (31.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.7°F (15.9°C) at night.

Hunter Valley Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Hunter Valley 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.

Hunter Valley Perceived Temperature (F)


Hunter Valley Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Hunter Valley 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 87.1 74.2 61.7
Feb 83.8 72.1 61.7
Mar 81.3 68.9 57.1
Apr 74.3 62 50.4
May 69.3 55.4 42.6
Jun 63.6 52.5 41.9
Jul 62.7 50.3 38.4
Aug 66.9 52.8 38.5
Sep 73 58.6 43.2
Oct 78.2 63.6 48.3
Nov 81.7 68.6 55.5
Dec 82.7 70.5 58.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.6 23.4 16.5
Feb 28.8 22.3 16.5
Mar 27.4 20.5 13.9
Apr 23.5 16.7 10.2
May 20.7 13 5.9
Jun 17.6 11.4 5.5
Jul 17.1 10.2 3.6
Aug 19.4 11.6 3.6
Sep 22.8 14.8 6.2
Oct 25.7 17.6 9.1
Nov 27.6 20.3 13.1
Dec 28.2 21.4 14.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Hunter Valley are July, August, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th 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 Hunter Valley? 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 Hunter Valley.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 17% 0 3.2
Feb 22% 0 4.7
Mar 16% 0 2.7
Apr 19% 0 3.1
May 11% 0 1.8
Jun 18% 0 3.3
Jul 8% 0 1.1
Aug 10% 0 1.4
Sep 11% 0 1.7
Oct 12% 0 1.6
Nov 23% 0 4.3
Dec 20% 0 3.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 17 0 8.1
Feb 22 0 11.9
Mar 16 0 6.9
Apr 19 0 7.9
May 11 0 4.6
Jun 18 0 8.4
Jul 8 0 2.8
Aug 10 0 3.6
Sep 11 0 4.3
Oct 12 0 4.1
Nov 23 0 10.9
Dec 20 0 8.4


Humidity and Wind

Hunter Valley has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is September (51.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (69.6%).

Wind in Hunter Valley is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 6.7 knots (7.7 MPH or 12.4 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 late September where average top sustained speeds reach 12.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 6.7 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Feb 6.1 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Mar 5.2 Light breeze 10.2 Significant breeze
Apr 4.8 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
May 4.5 Light breeze 9 Significant breeze
Jun 5.4 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.6 Light breeze 10.4 Significant breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Sep 6 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Oct 6 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Nov 6.2 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Dec 6.3 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 55%
Feb 62.2%
Mar 62.7%
Apr 66.6%
May 65.5%
Jun 69.6%
Jul 62.8%
Aug 54.7%
Sep 51.3%
Oct 52.3%
Nov 57.6%
Dec 56.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Hunter Valley?

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 Hunter Valley, 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 Hunter Valley 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 Hunter Valley Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 82.8°F (28.2°C) and 65.9°F (18.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 6 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 least precipitation with 2 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Hunter Valley, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 83.2°F (28.4°C) and 68.8°F (20.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 7 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 Hunter Valley to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.1°F (31.2°C) and 81.1°F (27.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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