The best times to visit Kangaroo Island for ideal weather are
November 12th to April 15th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kangaroo Island Travel Guide
Other Kangaroo Island Travel Info
Weather in Kangaroo Island
Average temperatures in Kangaroo Island vary somewhat. 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 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 Kangaroo Island, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid February where highs are regularly around 84.3°F (29.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.7°F (14.3°C) at night.
Kangaroo Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kangaroo Island 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.
Kangaroo Island Perceived Temperature (F)
Kangaroo Island Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kangaroo Island 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 Kangaroo Island 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 early February. For example, on the week of February 5th 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.
When can you find snow in Kangaroo Island? 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 Kangaroo Island.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kangaroo Island (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
Kangaroo Island has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (52.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (80.8%).
Wind in Kangaroo Island is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 10.3 knots (11.8 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 late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 16.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kangaroo Island.
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||10.3||Gentle breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9.6||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.1||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.5||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|May||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.8||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.4||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8.5||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.5||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.3||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.7||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||8.8||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kangaroo Island?
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 Kangaroo Island, SA, 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 Kangaroo Island 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 Kangaroo Island Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.8°F (26°C) and 60.5°F (15.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 7 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 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Kangaroo Island, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 73.6°F (23.1°C) and 60.8°F (16°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 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 Kangaroo Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.3°F (29.1°C) and 74.9°F (23.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.