The best times to visit Longreach for ideal weather are
May 28th to September 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Longreach Travel Guide
Other Longreach Travel Info
Weather in Longreach
Average temperatures in Longreach vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 56th 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 Longreach, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 91.4°F (33°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.3°F (15.7°C) at night.
Longreach Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Longreach 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.
Longreach Perceived Temperature (F)
Longreach Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Longreach 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)|
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 Longreach.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Longreach (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
Longreach has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (33.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (66.1%).
Wind in Longreach is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is November, followed by February and April. November’s average wind speed of around 4.4 knots (5.1 MPH or 8.2 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 February where average top sustained speeds reach 19.4 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Longreach.
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||3.7||Barely noticeable||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||4.3||Light breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|Mar||3.8||Barely noticeable||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Apr||4||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|May||3.4||Barely noticeable||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||3||Barely noticeable||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Jul||3.4||Barely noticeable||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Aug||3.5||Barely noticeable||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||3.3||Barely noticeable||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Oct||3.2||Barely noticeable||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Nov||4.4||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Dec||3.4||Barely noticeable||11.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Longreach?
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 Longreach, QL, Australia is July, followed by September 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 Longreach in December. 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 Longreach Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78.3°F (25.7°C) and 28.4°F (-2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Longreach, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 83.3°F (28.5°C) and 42°F (5.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Longreach to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 64.9°F (18.3°C) and 28.4°F (-2°C). These times of year are the slowest with tourists.