The best times to visit Kempsey for ideal weather are
March 12th to June 3rd
September 10th 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.
Kempsey Travel Guide
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Weather in Kempsey
Average temperatures in Kempsey 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 51st 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 Kempsey, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 84.7°F (29.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.7°F (18.2°C) at night.
Kempsey Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kempsey 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.
Kempsey Perceived Temperature (F)
Kempsey Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kempsey 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 Kempsey are July, August, 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 to mid September. For example, on the week of September 10th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 12th.
When can you find snow in Kempsey? 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 Kempsey.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kempsey (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
Kempsey has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (58.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (72.4%).
Wind in Kempsey is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by December and November. October’s average wind speed of around 5.8 knots (6.7 MPH or 10.8 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 early to mid October where average top sustained speeds reach 12.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kempsey.
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||5.6||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Feb||5.4||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4.8||Light breeze||9.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||4.8||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.6||Light breeze||8.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.2||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.4||Light breeze||10.1||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.4||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.5||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.8||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.6||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.7||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kempsey?
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 Kempsey, NW, Australia is July, followed by August 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 Kempsey in May. 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 Kempsey Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 82.2°F (27.9°C) and 68.8°F (20.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kempsey, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 81.8°F (27.7°C) and 72.2°F (22.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Kempsey to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.7°F (29.3°C) and 81°F (27.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.