The best times to visit Launceston for ideal weather are

November 19th to April 8th

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



Other Launceston Travel Info

Weather in Launceston


Average temperatures in Launceston vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Launceston, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid February where highs are regularly around 78.4°F (25.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.1°F (13.4°C) at night.

Launceston Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Launceston 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.

Launceston Perceived Temperature (F)


Launceston Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Launceston 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 77.1 65.3 53.5
Feb 77.2 65.5 54.8
Mar 73.1 61.6 50.3
Apr 66.3 55.4 44.2
May 60.5 50.2 40.7
Jun 55.6 46.1 36.9
Jul 54.8 45.2 36.1
Aug 56.8 47.6 38.3
Sep 60.6 50.8 40.3
Oct 64.9 54.5 43.2
Nov 69.6 59.1 48.2
Dec 72.5 61.8 50.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 25.1 18.5 11.9
Feb 25.1 18.6 12.7
Mar 22.8 16.4 10.2
Apr 19.1 13 6.8
May 15.8 10.1 4.8
Jun 13.1 7.8 2.7
Jul 12.7 7.3 2.3
Aug 13.8 8.7 3.5
Sep 15.9 10.4 4.6
Oct 18.3 12.5 6.2
Nov 20.9 15.1 9
Dec 22.5 16.6 10.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Launceston are January, October, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late December. For example, on the week of December 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

When can you find snow in Launceston? 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 Launceston.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 0 1.1
Feb 12% 0 1.5
Mar 15% 0 2.3
Apr 14% 0 1.9
May 20% 0 2.5
Jun 19% 0 2.5
Jul 23% 0 3
Aug 27% 0 3.6
Sep 21% 0 2.3
Oct 10% 0 1.3
Nov 19% 0 2.5
Dec 15% 0 1.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 2.8
Feb 12 0 3.8
Mar 15 0 5.8
Apr 14 0 4.8
May 20 0 6.4
Jun 19 0 6.4
Jul 23 0 7.6
Aug 27 0 9.1
Sep 21 0 5.8
Oct 10 0 3.3
Nov 19 0 6.4
Dec 15 0 4.8


Humidity and Wind

Launceston has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (51.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (80.2%).

Wind in Launceston is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 6.9 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 late September where average top sustained speeds reach 13 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 6.9 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Feb 6.1 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Mar 5.6 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Apr 4.5 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
May 4.3 Light breeze 8.8 Significant breeze
Jun 4 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 4 Light breeze 8.6 Significant breeze
Aug 5.3 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.7 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Oct 6.3 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Nov 6.6 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Dec 6.6 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.2%
Feb 55.5%
Mar 60.7%
Apr 68.6%
May 76.2%
Jun 80.2%
Jul 79.8%
Aug 74.9%
Sep 67.7%
Oct 60.6%
Nov 60.1%
Dec 55.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Launceston?

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 Launceston, TS, Australia is September, followed by October and January. 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 Launceston in August. 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 54.4 in August means 54.4% of the tourists vs. September.



Overall Launceston Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76°F (24.4°C) and 58.3°F (14.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow 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 brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Launceston, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 70.9°F (21.6°C) and 59.8°F (15.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Launceston to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 78.4°F (25.8°C) and 70.9°F (21.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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