The best times to visit Merimbula for ideal weather are
October 22nd to April 22nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Merimbula Travel Guide
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Weather in Merimbula
Average temperatures in Merimbula 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 54th 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 Merimbula, the hottest months are January, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 77.6°F (25.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.9°F (15.5°C) at night.
Merimbula Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Merimbula 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.
Merimbula Perceived Temperature (F)
Merimbula Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Merimbula 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 Merimbula are May, July, 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 January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late November to early December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.
When can you find snow in Merimbula? 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 Merimbula.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Merimbula (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
Merimbula has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (62.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (70.6%).
Wind in Merimbula is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 5.8 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.7 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 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Merimbula.
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||5.7||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||5.2||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.6||Light breeze||10.1||Significant breeze|
|Apr||4.3||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|May||4||Light breeze||8.7||Significant breeze|
|Jun||4.5||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.5||Light breeze||9||Significant breeze|
|Aug||4.9||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.3||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.4||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.4||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.8||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Merimbula?
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 Merimbula, NW, Australia is September, followed by March 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 Merimbula in April. 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 Merimbula Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 75.7°F (24.3°C) and 63.7°F (17.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 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 moderate precipitation with 2 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Merimbula, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 72.6°F (22.6°C) and 64.4°F (18°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 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 Merimbula to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 77.6°F (25.3°C) and 72.5°F (22.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.