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.



Other Merimbula Travel Info

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)


“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.

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 76.8 67.8 57.9
Feb 76.3 67.7 58.7
Mar 74.6 65.2 54.8
Apr 70.5 60.3 50.5
May 66.8 54.9 44.1
Jun 61.8 51.4 41.9
Jul 61.7 49.4 38
Aug 63.3 51.2 39.5
Sep 66.5 54.8 42.5
Oct 69.3 58.5 47
Nov 71.4 62.4 52.8
Dec 73.6 65.1 55.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.9 19.9 14.4
Feb 24.6 19.8 14.8
Mar 23.7 18.4 12.7
Apr 21.4 15.7 10.3
May 19.3 12.7 6.7
Jun 16.6 10.8 5.5
Jul 16.5 9.7 3.3
Aug 17.4 10.7 4.2
Sep 19.2 12.7 5.8
Oct 20.7 14.7 8.3
Nov 21.9 16.9 11.6
Dec 23.1 18.4 12.8



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 13% 0 1.9
Feb 22% 0 5.3
Mar 11% 0 3.1
Apr 16% 0 3.3
May 7% 0 1.6
Jun 19% 0 3.9
Jul 8% 0 1.1
Aug 12% 0 2.1
Sep 12% 0 1.5
Oct 16% 0 2
Nov 23% 0 4.6
Dec 17% 0 2.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 13 0 4.8
Feb 22 0 13.5
Mar 11 0 7.9
Apr 16 0 8.4
May 7 0 4.1
Jun 19 0 9.9
Jul 8 0 2.8
Aug 12 0 5.3
Sep 12 0 3.8
Oct 16 0 5.1
Nov 23 0 11.7
Dec 17 0 6.4


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.

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 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
Jan 67.2%
Feb 70.2%
Mar 69.1%
Apr 68.8%
May 67.4%
Jun 70.6%
Jul 66.2%
Aug 63.3%
Sep 62.6%
Oct 64.5%
Nov 69.2%
Dec 66.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Merimbula?

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 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

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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 61 in April means 61% of the tourists vs. September.



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.


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